BWF Launch Event with Guest Speakers

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7:00 pm Wed 1 May 2024
9:00 pm Wed 1 May 2024

Our in-person launch event will feature an exciting line up of guest speakers:

Robin Tetlow – author of Beyond Bristol: 24 Country Walks, Beyond Bristol 2: 24 More Country Walks and Beyond Bristol Again. These brilliant books comprise Robin’s 72 favourite walks within an hour’s travel of the city centre, condensed from over 25 years’ exploration.

Sophie Brown – founder of Bristol Steppin Sisters, a walking group aims to help motivate women of colour to foster an interest in walking and visit places they would not have ventured to otherwise. Sophie will be undertaking a solo 80 mile walk around the South West Coastal Path on 2nd May.

Bristol Hiker Girls – Charlotte and Becky run this wonderful meet up group for womxn that now has over 11,000 members on Facebook. The group provides an opportunity to link up with friends and meet new people whilst enjoying all the benefits of the great outdoors.

Hannah Atkinson – founder and walk leader at Queer Hiking Bristol, a walking group that encourages the LGBTQ+ community into the outdoors. They provide a safe space and various walk lengths to bring people together to connect with nature and each other.

We couldn’t put on this event without a walk too, so why not come along for a stroll around the Downs first*. We will be starting from the water tower on the Downs at 5.30pm, visiting Goat Gully and the Sea Walls before returning to Ellis Brigham by 6.45pm, ready for the main event event. Find out more here.

Many thanks to our sponsor Ellis Brigham for providing the venue. Ellis Brigham are Bristol’s most established hiking and outdoor retailers. Proudly family-owned, the team live and breathe the outdoors and look forward to equipping you for your next adventure.


* You don’t need a ticket if you just want to do the walk. 

Starting Point

Ellis Brigham, 160 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2XZ

Link to Website
Booking Required

Walk organiser

Tue 5 March 2024
Last Updated
Wed 17 April 2024