© Newton Stewart Walking Festival 2015


Galloway Mountain Rescue Team Covering the western area of Dumfries and Galloway. Galloway MRT are heavily involved with the Walk Fest. They arrange and guide the more challenging walks during the festival and their web administrator maintains our website. Walkingworld.com Join thousands of contributors and members on this continually expanding and updated online walking guide. Thousands of routes to choose from, written by walkers for walkers. Each walk comes with an easy to follow step- by-step photographic guide. British walks all have Ordnance Survey maps with you-are-here points throughout to make navigation simple. Walks abroad available too. NewtonStewart.org The Newton Stewart community website with useful information about the area.  A great resource for booking accommodation in the area. VisitSouthernScotland.com An alternative tourism related website with a host of information relating to Dumfries and Galloway and an alternative booking service for accommodation. Wigtown Booktown Wigtown is Scotland's National Booktown. They hold many festivals and events throughout the year as well as being home to over 20 bookshops. Combine a visit to the town or include it as one of your chosen walks VisitScotland Dumfries and Galloway Accommodation bookings online and a host of tourist information relating to Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway Natural History The author of this site, Keith Kirk, is an authority on the natural history of the area. This site highlights the wildlife you might hope to encounter during your visit to our walking festival. WalkingWild.com An excellent website spotlighting walking throughout Scotland. Their virtual tour of the Rhinns of Kells shows very clearly the terrain around the Galloway Hills and looks onto some of our walking routes. Cree Valley Community Woodland Trust The website of Cree Valley Community Woodland Trust. Find out about the work of the Trust in the area TrekkingBritain.com A cracking good website with information about walking the length and breadth of Britain. Undiscovered Scotland The ultimate online guide to Scotland. This site is a combination of visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory. Dumfries and Galloway Online The Dumfries and Galloway web site contains a host of information about Dumfries, Dumfriesshire and Galloway and links to web sites throughout south west Scotland. Walkers are Welcome Walkers are Welcome UK Network is a nationwide initiative launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. 
Mountain Experiences Many of our walks venture deep into the Galloway heartland and offer our walkers a true mountain experience; amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland.  Unspoilt and remote, our guides from Galloway Mountain Rescue Team will take you there safely.
14th Annual Festival