Wyre Council and the Friends of Garstang Walking Festival have confirmed the much loved festival will go ahead this year, moving to a new date later in the summer.

Taking place from Saturday 28 August to Wednesday 1 September, there will be lots to enjoy and something for all abilities.

In the meantime the Friends of Garstang Walking Festival have put together a short series of walks and talks around Wyre to give a taste of the festival and give people the chance to meet the walk leaders.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments, “Despite having to delay the festival this year due to the current pandemic restrictions we look forward to welcoming visitors back with a festival worth waiting for. After such a long time in lockdown, it will be the perfect way to rediscover Wyre including the beautiful scenery, heritage and of course the friendliest walk guides!

“We’re grateful to the Friends group for all their hard work, and these taster walks will give people a lovely opportunity to explore different parts of Wyre.  There are some nice easy rambles and some more challenging walks, so something for everyone to enjoy. There’s also an online talk on Zoom for people to find out more about the festival itself and the wildlife and heritage of Wyre.”

Taster walks and activities this summer include:

Crossing the Wyre through history

Thursday 24 June

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Easy, approx 3-4 miles


Canal & Country

Sunday 27 June

10:30am – 3:00pm

Moderate, approx 8 miles

Garstang • £4.50

Poulton and Carleton Countryside Ramble

Thursday 8 July

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Easy, approx 5 miles

Poulton • £3.50

Farmland, Moss & Distant Hills

Sunday 25 July

10:00am – 4:00pm

Moderate, approx 8.5 miles

Winmarleigh • £4.50

Over-Wyre Circular

Sunday 8 August

10:00am – 3:30pm

Easy, approx 9.5 miles

Knott End • £4.50

Introduction to the Garstang Walking Festival and its Wildlife and Heritage

As we gear up for the walking festival, join us on an evening online talk hosted via Zoom

Wednesday 11 August

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Free to attend

Wyresdale Ramble

Thursday 19 August

10:30am – 2:00pm

Moderate, approx 7 miles

Garstang • £3.50

Booking is essential for all activities. Contact Visit Garstang on 01995 602125 or email [email protected] to book your place.


The programme for Garstang Walking Festival and the number of places on each activity will be dependent on government guidance at the time of the event. For the latest information visit www.wyre.gov.uk/garstangwalkingfestival or follow Garstang Walking Festival on Facebook.