2017 North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival

New festival promoting walking, activities and adventure on Exmoor


After organising 20 festivals over 16 years Bryan Cath is retiring from co-ordinating the Exmoor Walking Festival. Over its time almost 5,000 people have attended walks across Exmoor and North Devon during the main festival in May plus a few additional festivals.

Exmoor Tourism are keen to build on the legacy of this, as well as the success of the Coast Festival developed over the past 3 years and are seeking to host a combined festival promoting Walking, Adventure and Activities for all throughout the month of May.

It will be run on similar lines to the Coast Festival with different organisations, communities and businesses invited to set up and run their own events which will be collectively marketed and promoted under an overarching banner to attract additional coverage and reach. Not only will the events benefit those running them and the areas in which they are hosted but the festival will help to highlight the myriad of activities available within Exmoor throughout the year.

Further details are currently being developed but if you are interested in finding out more please contact development@exmoor.com.

Best wishes

Bryan Cath, Walking Festival Coordinator (retired)
Twitter: @bryancath
Facebook: Festival Facebook page
01271 883131

PS If you find you cannot make the festival, I have written a selection of walks booklets that take in some previous festival walks. I have also written some picnic spots booklets and cycle rides which might be of interest. Go to www.combewalks.com for more details of the booklets.

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