Bristol Walk Fest 2016 – Walk this way!

March 31 2016

Bristol Walk Fest 2016 – Walk this way!

IT’S back! Bristol Walk Fest is the UK’s largest urban celebration of walking, and coming to a neighbourhood near you!

From 1 st – 31 st May 2016, Walk Fest’s packed programme will offer you a great opportunity to explore Bristol, meet new people, learn something new and enjoy some fresh air and exercise.

The programme features over 170 walks and events from more than 70 organisations and covers a wide range of themes, activities and interests. This year there are many returning favourites, but also some new organisations and walks. Some of the highlights include a tour of Montpelier street art, May 7, an after dark walk in Arnos Vale, May 13, Stoke Park History Walk, May 13, and plenty of Downs walks. Each walk has an easytofollow grading and description, with most being offered free of charge and there really will be something for everyone.

Bristol has masses of green spaces, waterways and cultural & community venues to explore, and what better way to discover them, than on foot, connecting with other walkers. Last year, when asked what they got from being part of the festival, the largest proportion of walkers (77%) said that they learnt new things. As Bristol is a city of learning in 2016, why not join in and discover something you never knew about your neighbourhood?

The festival launches on Thursday 28th April with a ‘Compass Walk’. Starting midmorning from four corners of Bristol, walkers will converge on the City Centre for a celebration and refreshments just after 5pm. Walkers can join for one or two shorter sections or an entire ‘compass’ route!

Walks will take place all across Bristol and on every single day in May. For more information and to find walks near you head to www.bristolwalkingfestival.co.uk. Printed programmes will be available from local and central libraries and the Tourist Information Centre from early April.