Brighton & Hove Walking Festival announced

Devil's Dyke. Photo: Jim Cornall

The first Brighton & Hove Walking Festival will consist of 51 walks, which are being organised between Saturday 24 June and Saturday 9 July.

All walks are free, guided and open to everyone, regardless of age, fitness and ability.

There are historical tours, nature walks or mindful experiences and walks for people who just want to get out and about, meet new people or learn something new. Many of the walks are suitable for beginners looking to head outdoors and enjoy the city, its sights, sounds and relaxing green spaces.

Event organisers, the Brighton & Hove City Council, are asking those interested in participating to book in advance. A list of the walks and how to book is available here.

The walks aren’t limited to within the city – there are hikes at Devil’s Dyke, Waterhall Local Nature Reserve, Saltdean, Portslade By Sea, and more.

The festival kicks off outside St Peter’s Church, in Valley Gardens, between 11am and 5pm on Saturday 24 June.  It’s a chance to chat with some of the organisations supporting the festival and leading the walks, get more information about walking in the local area, and join in with some fun family friendly activities.