Bristol Walking Festival 2015

Bristol Walking Festival is the UK’s largest urban celebration of walking, and it is back for a third year from 1 to 31 May 2015.

The programme of events features over 170 walks from 80 organisations, covering nature, history, architecture, wellbeing, families and much more.

All walks have easy-to-follow grading and descriptions, with most offered free of charge.  Discover the wonders of Leigh Woods, the history of the Old City, the spectacular landscape of the Dundry Slopes and the plants and wildlife of our parks and nature reserves. Try Nordic Walking, foraging for food or improve your posture, just by going on a walk.

The festival launches on Friday 24 April with a Compass Walk. Starting mid-morning from four corners of Bristol, walking groups will converge on the centre for a social event, followed by a film screening and talk by a special guest in the evening. All of the launch walk and the evening event is open to the public, so come along and be part of something spectacular.

Walks are happening all across Bristol during the festival. You’ll be able to discover the history of Cotham on 7 May, join an Urban Wildlife Walk on Brandon Hill on 12 May, or walk through Montpelier to the open spaces of Purdown on 28 May. Try Nordic Walking on the Downs on 2 and 11 May, go foraging on Brandon Hill on 3 May, or let Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust take you on a tour of Bristol’s iconic landmark on 23 May.

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