The city’s hugely popular, annual walking festival – Bristol Walk Fest is back! The month-long celebration of all things walking throughout the city took place from 1st to 31st May 2021 and, due to the ongoing uncertainties, offered more of an individual and small group experience throughout the national walking month of May.
Although Bristol Walk Fest 2021 has officially finished, you can continue to access all the walks, information and inspiration on this website to keep you walking all year round.
We’ve also developed a helpful pdf (and soon to be physical) booklet featuring a selection of walks throughout Bristol for you to access whenever you’d like.
Bristol’s walking festival, now in its 9th year, regularly attracts over 7,000 attendees year on year from across the city and beyond.
We have been (and will continue to be) showcasing a wide variety of walks, walking activities, personal challenges and online events throughout the month. 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 is something for everyone.
The mostly free walks and activities are for all ages, all backgrounds and all levels of fitness. So explore our website, find some walks, walking related activities and personal challenges you’d like to give a go and get out there and enjoy what our great city has to offer!
Our Primary Partners
Bristol Walk Fest 2021 is co-ordinated by Active Ageing Bristol, a project of The Anchor Society and St Monica Trust 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 Ageing Better, Bristol Health Partners, Bristol Ramblers, Bristol Waste Company, Cotswold Outdoor, Good Miles CIC, Living Streets 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
for Bristol Walk Fest participants using code BWF21. Valid at Cotswold Outdoor Bristol and online between 1st April – 30th June 2021