PURBECK WALX FESTIVAL 2022 - sponsored by GRUB's

A Walking Festival on the stunning Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. Walking, Nordic Walking, Wellness and Nature walking, Fitness and Distance Challenge Walking and lot's of fun whilst Walking!

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Buy a Festival Pass

You can choose your Pass to maximise your time at the Festival. Whether you are just coming for the food and entertainment, wanting to participate in the Challenge or fill your weekend with great walks and workshops, there is a Pass for you

Once you have bought your Pass, we will send notification when you can start book your walks & workshops which you can read about below

There are walks for all levels

The Purbeck WALX festival team have been  busy planning new walks and workshops for 2022 but you can rest assured that all of the most popular iconic favourites will be  made available on each of the 3 days to give everybody a chance to experience the best

Our iconic walks

Choose from a variety of walks each day

Walks this year include the 10 mile Purbeck Explorer, half day walks, smugglers routes, wildlife walks, history walks and even walking with Alpacas! Explore cider farms, tudor houses, secret gardens and a craft brewery or enjoy Paella on the beach!

You can choose up to three walks per day. You may want an all day walk or prefer to to do some of the shorter walks. It’s entirely up to you.

Come and Try, Learn, improve and enjoy!

Workshops are a great way to fill the time between walks or to wind day a brilliant day exploring Purbeck. Get a feel for the WALX way of mixing walking with fitness, health and fun!

Workshops and Presentations

Choose from daily practical and educational sessions.

The WALX expert team, Instructors from around the UK and our guest partners are all on hand to deliver workshops about foot health, nordic walking technique, ski fitness, hill walking tips, how to prepare for challenges, navigation and how to save a life! The wellness stream covers Smovey vibroswing workshops, walking for rehabilitation, stretching masterclasses and yoga walking.


Note - Priority Booking. The earlier you buy the pass the sooner you will be invited to select your favourite walks and workshops!

Festival Passes

The HUB is the centre of festival fun.

Its a great place to meet up with others browse in the retail village and enjoy the food stalls, bar and music stage – the Saturday music night is legendary!

Come and enjoy the fun

Register, Relax, Eat, Drink, Shop, Learn and Dance!

The Festival Hub is nestled below the amazing Corfe Castle and conveniently close to the main tourism car park AND the Steam railway. We operate a huge amount of out and back walks from the HUB and there are toilets, refreshments, retail stalls, workshops and presentations on all 3 days Register at the HUB to collect a goodie bag, map and festival guide and enjoy the Friday Campfire supper and Saturday music night!


Enter for either challenge distance and.......

enjoy a brilliant day of walking in the best scenery ever! Finish at the challenge HUB in Swanage with support from our challenge team

Challenge yourself!

The 27 & 16 Mile Purbeck Challenges

WALX have joined forces with a local charity to create two stunning challenge  distance walking events  which have grown into legendary routes for enthusiasts from around the world.

Organised by an expert event management team these events are over 27 or 16 miles, timed, have route marshalls and every finisher gets a medal. Although they are a massive part of the Festival weekend, it is necessary to register separately in order to make sure you have all the info and a number etc.

Whilst there are medals and prizes, these events are not all about speed or racing so feel free to take part as a group or to go it alone.

Check out the schedule as we add the walks and workshops.
View the 2022 Schedule

Local info and Partners

Local Info

There is plenty of accommodation locally from campsites and shepherd huts to luxury Hotels on the Beach. The HUB is based in Norden near Corfe Castle village but walks are all over Purbeck so anything in Swanage or Wareham is close.

Visit Dorset
Planet Purbeck

We try to make our festival as sustainable as possible and delighted to be partnered with the Planet Purbeck event that is running on the same weekend. It promotes sustainable tourism and encourages those who live in the wonderful place to help protect its unique habitats.

Planet Purbeck

Our Partners include RSPB Arne, The Blue Pool, Forestry England and a range of amazing local organisations and businesses.

From Cider farms and tea shops to country parks and foragers – we all work together to promote the area we love!

Purbeck Partners
The Team

The Festival is run by the WALX HQ Team and a band of amazing volunteer HOSTs. Mainly from the local WALX Dorset group but also other groups across the UK, they lead walks, answer questions, backmark and SMILE a lot!

WALX Dorset
The Purbeck WALX festival is an annual three day event organised by the WALX HQ team
View the Purbeck Group Page



Grubs have been headline sponsor of  our event for three years and their super robust yet mega-comfy shoes can be seen all over Purbeck during the weekend. Come and try a pair and hear about the amazing heritage of the brand.

Leaping Fish

A truly local eco friendly company who help us keep our feet in great condition with their foot rub but also help us relax with their amazing candles, soaps and other delicious products. Enjoy the sweet aroma in the retail marquee

Leaping Fish

GenallocX will be on hand to explain why hydrolysed collagen is an important nutritional supplement for those who are active and want to remain so. Speak to Instructors who use the product too

Botanic Protect

Purbeck is ‘tick country’ so our partners Botanic Protect and Lyme Disease UK will alos be on hand to help you BE TICK AWARE and discover products that can prevent getting bitten

Lyme Disease UK