Welcome to
Bristol Walk Fest 2022

The city’s hugely popular, annual walking festival – Bristol Walk Fest returned in May. The month-long celebration of all things walking throughout our beautiful city took place from 1st to 31st May 2022, and offered a wealth of in-person walking related events and activities, self-guided walking routes and challenges, and much more throughout the national walking month of May. Watch this space for news of the 2023 event which promises to be even bigger and better!

Bristol’s walking festival, now in its 10th year, regularly attracts over 7,500 attendances year on year from across the city and beyond.

We showcase a wide variety of walking related events and activities, personal challenges, self-guided walking routes and discussion events throughout the month of May each year. Whether you like historical tours, nature walks, exploring street art, walking sports, or you just want to get fit and enjoy some fresh air, there will always be something for everyone.

The mostly free walks and activities are for all ages, all backgrounds and all levels of fitness. See what you’d like to give a go, then get out there and enjoy what our great city has to offer!

As a year-round gift from us, you can access all the walks, information and inspiration on this website to keep you walking around our city.

We’ve also developed a helpful booklet (available in both pdf and physical format) featuring a selection of walks throughout Bristol for you to access whenever you’d like.

Our Primary Partners

Bristol Walk Fest 2022 is co-ordinated by Active Ageing Bristol and hosted by Age UK Bristol.

Principal funders of Walk Fest are Bristol City Council, with further sponsorship, in cash and/or in kind, from Bristol Ramblers, Cotswold Outdoor, Doveton Press and Visit Bristol.

Our walking app partner, Go Jauntly has a great feature where you can select a range of short walks around your neighbourhood directly from your home. The app can choose the ‘greenest’ route around your area for a nice pre or post work walk.
Why not take a look at Walks Near Me

15% discount

for Bristol Walk Fest participants using code BWF22. Valid at Cotswold Outdoor Bristol and online between 1st April – 30th June 2022