The city’s hugely popular, annual walking festival—Bristol Walk Fest—is back. Join us throughout the national walking month of May to take part in a wealth of in-person walking-related events and activities. There’s something for everyone, from nature trails, scenic hikes and historical tours to walking sports, family-friendly strolls and cultural walks.
Bristol’s walking festival, now in its 10th year, regularly attracts over 7,500 attendees 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!
Here’s what some of our 2022 participants said:
“It’s such a lovely way to spend the day: exercise, friends, fresh air, nature.”
“So good to meet new people … Really enjoyed the social interaction.”
“Loved all the walks we did. It encouraged me to get exercise and learn about new places.”
“I’ve enjoyed this introduction to walking in groups”
“Excellent walk and guide; would definitely do another walk”
As a year-round gift from us, we’ve developed a helpful booklet featuring a selection of wonderful self-guided walks around Bristol that can be carried out throughout the year.
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‘
for Bristol Walk Fest participants using code LM-BWF23. Valid at Cotswold Outdoor Broadmead, Filton and online between 1st May – 30th June 2023.
Our Primary Partners
Bristol Walk Fest 2023 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.