The bright colours of the trees, leaves crunching underfoot and that unmistakable earthy smell, Autumn is in the air and it’s the perfect time to explore our countryside on foot. There are four fantastic walking festivals happening this September and October. We can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend.
Kinsale Lions Annual Walking Festival
15th and 16th September
With spectacular coastal scenery, this West Cork Festival gets the season off to the perfect start. And as Kinsale is also the culinary capital of Munster, walking up an appetite will be a total delight. Find out more here.
Burren Peaks Walking Festival
22nd and 23rd September
The Burren in Co Clare is the stunning setting for our second walking festival. Experienced walkers can explore the limestone karst landscape and learn about the region and its unique plants and animals. Best of all, on your return to base camp, eat cakes! Find out more here.
Carlow Walking Festival 2018
5th to 7th October
The Carlow Autumn Walking Festival offers the perfect mix of walks for all abilities. You can enjoy the challenge of Carlow’s mountain treks or the peace of its woodland and riverside walks. Find out more here.
Nire Valley Walking Weekend
13th and 14th October
After 25 years, the Nire Valley Walking Weekend in Waterford has perfected the recipe for a top notch Walking Festival. There will be excellent local guides, fantastic walking and plenty of chats. Find out more here.
Of course this is only a small selection of the festivals happening all over the country this Autumn. Keep an eye on InspireMe.ie to find our what’s happening near you. And don’t forget to sign up to save your favorites.
Finally all details were correct at time of publication. But please check with local organisers before you travel.