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Reading Walk Festival 2024

Embark on a journey of discovery with the Reading Walks Festival 2024, running from the 11th to the 19th of May. With nearly 50 captivating walks spanning nine days, this festival promises to unveil the stories, heritage, and landscapes of Reading and its surrounding countryside through a series of guided walks.

At the heart of the Reading Walks Festival is a commitment to storytelling, enriching every step with the vibrant narratives of Reading’s past and present. Led by knowledgeable volunteer guides, each walk offers insights into the city’s history, culture, and natural beauty, making every stroll a memorable and enlightening experience. From leisurely one to two hour strolls to immersive two-day pilgrimages, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Organised by REDA (Reading’s Economy and Destination Agency), the festival is a celebration of community spirit and local pride. With walks planned and led by passionate volunteers, participants can expect to be guided by individuals deeply invested in sharing their love for Reading.

REDA, a Community Interest Company, spearheads the festival’s organisation. A huge thank you to the dedicated walk leaders, Reading BID and all others involved in making this festival a huge success.

The majority of walks are priced at just £3, making them accessible to all. A portion of the proceeds from each walk is reinvested into the festival, a not-for-profit enterprise dedicated to fostering community engagement and appreciation for Reading’s rich tapestry of stories.

With walks catering to all ages and abilities, the festival invites everyone to participate in this celebration of exploration and discovery. While walk leaders ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, participants are encouraged to respect any attire or fitness requirements specified for each walk, which are detailed online.

So, lace up your walking shoes, embrace the spirit of curiosity, and join us as we uncover the hidden treasures of Reading during the Reading Walks Festival 2024.

Reward your walks with the Reading Food Festival

Perfectly timed with the Reading Walking Festival concluding weekend, is the Reading Food Festival. Join the celebration with this giant street party of diverse food and music. 

Over 30 street food stalls feature cuisine from all around the globe, enhanced by live music performances. You can enjoy a weekend of street food at Broad Street, Reading.

Amongst those serving up food this year are:

  • Baldies Bites
  • Churros Garcia Ltd
  • Crumps Smoke Shack
  • Fink Street Food
  • Heavenly Sausage
  • Jamaican Patties
  • Krua Koson
  • La Real Paella London
  • Masa Food
  • Meski’s Ethiopian
  • Mr Pig Stuff
  • Peru Sabor
  • Pigs Pizzas
  • Pitta Pitta
  • Polentista
  • Royal Tandoori
  • Sultan Gozleme
  • Tapas Culture
  • The Berlin Doner
  • The Curry Man
  • The Fine Brownie Company
  • The Spud Wagon
  • YayLo

The musical entertainment is provided by the talented:


  • Phoenix Ukulele Band 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Natalie Gray 2.00pm-4.00pm (Covers)


  • RASPO 12.30pm-2.30pm (Steel Band)
  • Russell Jones 3.00pm-4.30pm (Swing Singer)

Stay in a ‘home away from home’ at Reading

Reading Split Studio Serviced Apartment

Join us at our flagship aparthotel, 100 Kings Road or City Wall House, Reading, flick on the air conditioning* and put your feet up in style after your long, enjoyable Reading walks. 

We always encourage you to book directly through our website and advanced booking engine or by calling our Reservations team on 01189 514151. 

Click here to read the wealth of benefits from doing this and remember booking directly with House of Fisher is the only way to guarantee you will pay the lowest price.

*At City Wall House air conditioning is only available in certain apartments

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