Attending an event


For health and safety reason some events have a maximum number of participants.

Booking is essential for these events and we ask you to bring your proof of purchase to the event.

Anyone without a proof of purchase who is not on our list may be asked to leave.

Cancellations and refunds

The booking fee is non-refundable.

We will try to re-sell your tickets, provided you notify us of cancellations no later than 7 days in advance of the walk date, however, our own unsold tickets will take priority.

Arriving at your event

You are advised to arrive at the event at least 10 minutes before the start of each walk. There will be an event leader there to meet you whatever the weather.

In unsafe conditions, a safety assessment will be made and a decision may be taken to cancel the event is necessary.

Please note that finishing times for walks are approximate.


Please note: we may take photographs and film at our events.

This may be used for future publicity including brochures and social media.

If you have any objections please advice the leader at the start of the event.

Children and young people

All children and young people under-16 attending the events listed must be accompanied by an adult.


Well behaved dogs are welcome on specific walks and will be clearly marked in the walk description.

Dogs must be kept on short leads at all times. Walks are not guaranteed to be dog-friendly. You may need to help your dog over stiles.

Assistance dogs can attend events where relevant.

Clothing and what to bring

It is the responsibility of all walkers to ensure that they are physically fit enough to take part in the walks that they have selected and that they have appropriate clothing and equipment. For most walks, walking boots/shoes are essential.

Carry sufficient water for the length of the walk. Carry both sun protection and wet weather protection. Make sure you have sufficient water for the length of the walk and bring high energy snacks and a packed lunch where necessary. If refreshments are available at the event location this will be stated in the programme or when you make your booking.

The walk leader will exercise their right to refuse to take ill-equipped walkers.

Cycle rides

All cycles must be roadworthy and in good working condition. If in doubt please get your bike professionally serviced prior to the ride. All participants must wear a correctly-fitted cycle helmet.

On family rides, it is recommended that each adult is responsible for no more than 2 children.

Please ride your bike in accordance with the guidelines of the Highway Code.

Horse rides

Horse and rider must have the competence and fitness to take part in the event and, if riding your own horse, third party liability insurance.

Participants must wear a hi-vis jacket if provided, appropriate footwear, and a hard hat of the current standard.


Walking East Yorkshire Festival has endeavoured to ensure the safety of festival participants. It cannot, however, be held liable for any injury or loss of, or damage to, personal property, however caused.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information detailed in the festival, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Visit East Yorkshire cannot accept responsibility for any errors and omissions nor for any consequences arising from the use of this website.

Any queries?

If you have an enquiry about any of the event including suitability, directions, accommodation please contact Beverley Tourist Information Centre.

Tel: (01482) 391672


Hosting an Event

Walking festivals are growing in popularity, with over 100 held in the UK annually promoting walking and outdoor experiences. The Walking East Yorkshire Festival provides us with a great opportunity to extend our visitor season, with September being one of the peak months for walking enthusiasts.

Whilst the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail provides the main hook for walking in our region, there are also routes into this trail which attract non-hiking holiday makers such as the many shorter circular and linear routes passing through the towns, nature reserves, coastal villages and rolling hills of East Yorkshire which can be found on Walking the Riding. We can also tempt the less energetic explorer with a mix of outdoor experiences such as: themed tours of historic towns and sites, boat trips, foraging, bushcraft, archaeology focused tours, food trails and visits to local producers, outdoor YOGA and hands on experiences.

The walking festival provides you with the ideal opportunity to promote your business to a wider audience by creating new products and experiences that are attractive to outdoor enthusiasts. Complete the attached form or contact to discuss this further.


Festival inclusion form (word 291kb)

Risk assessment (pdf 198kb)

Promoting your event (pdf 167kb)

Walking East Yorkshire Festival logo - circlular (image 261kb)

Walking East Yorkshire Festival logo - square (image 285kb)

Walking East Yorkshire Festival logo - branding strip (image 2mb)

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