Now in its eighth year, Bristol Walk Fest is reaching new heights, with more than 7000 participants joining in, attending 257 walks and events during May.

From historical and street art tours, to nature walks, and walking sports – 2019’s event included a wide variety of activities, all aimed at getting Bristol more active.

In total, more than 12,600 miles were walked by participants during the course of the festival.

We also saw the return of walking sports in the city such as cricket, tennis and women’s football.

“We’re absolutely delighted that Bristol Walk Fest 2019 was such a resounding success.

“Walking is a great way to be active and getting out even for a short stroll can make such a difference to your health and wellbeing. We’d like to say a big thank you to all our walk and event organisers and participants and we can’t wait to welcome you all back again next year,” said Karen Lloyd, Manager for Active Ageing Bristol.

The festival, which is one of the UK’s largest celebration of urban walking, was organised and coordinated by Active Ageing Bristol – a collaboration between Bristol Sport Foundation, The Anchor Society and St Monica Trust. Working in partnership with Age UK Bristol with funding from Active Ageing Bristol and Bristol City Council’s Access Fund.

Take a look at the stats for yourself here:

2019 Infographic

Full 2019 Evaluation Report