August may be here and Autumn won’t be far behind, but there is plenty to do festival wise, so get kitted out at your outdoor clothing store and book in for some walking activities. Here is a few that are taking place across the country over the next few weeks.

 The Pendle Walking Festival, (31st August – 8th September), features over 70 free guided walks ranging from easy to challenging, and all taking you through some of Lancashire’s most beautiful countryside, including the iconic Pendle Hill.

The Scottish Borders Walking Festival, (1st – 7th September), has four or five guided walks each day, and this includes an ascent of Dundreich (at a height of 623m). Other events planned include quiz nights (my favourite), real ale tasting (OK, forget the quiz), brewery tours (think I’m in heaven), talks and live music.

The Valleys Walking Festival, (7th – 22nd September), enters its ninth year and celebrates surprisingly enough the valleys of South Wales. Offering walks to suit walkers of all abilities including an 18 mile trek along the Sirhowy Valley as one stand out highlight.

We go back north of the border for The Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival, (13th -15th September), and features various walks including a 27km trek through the Lairing Ghru to a 10km stomp linking The Rob Roy Way to The Cateran Trail, this is an ideal long weekend for anyone who enjoys wild landscapes.

Back to England for The Ullswater Outdoor Festival, (21st – 29th September), which features a number of Park Ranger guide walk that act as a great showcase of the fells surrounding this amazing lake.

If you fancy something a little different then try The Great Langdale Retro Camping Weekend, (7th – 8th September), which is taking place to celebrate The National Trust’s campsite at Langdale’s 50th anniversary. There will be prizes awarded for the best vintage camping equipment on show and a night of Sixties music at the neighbouring Sticklebarn pub. Oh yes, there is always the opportunity to do a little walking amongst places such as the Langdale Pikes, Crickle Crags and Scafell Pike, you might have heard of them.

So there you go, even toward the end of Summer there is plenty of activities to get you enjoying the great outdoors, so vest your online clothing store and see what we can bargains we can provide.