Put your best foot forward for Walk Fest

February 23 2018

Organisers of local walking groups and walking events are invited to step forward and sign up to the city’s hugely popular, annual walking festival - the Bristol Walk Fest, a celebration of walking and walks throughout the city in May.

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Organisers of local walking groups and walking events are invited to step forward and sign up to the city’s hugely popular, annual walking festival - the Bristol Walk Fest, a celebration of walking and walks throughout the city in May.  

“We’d like to see anyone involved in local walking groups, events and initiatives to come forward and join this year’s Walk Fest.” says Karen Lloyd, Active Ageing Bristol Manager. 

“It would be fantastic if together, we could offer a full programme of walks every day of the festival, from early-bird morning dawn chorus walks to lunchtime power walks for city centre workers and afternoon hikes across The Downs and even, evening rambles.” 

One local walk is ‘Ups and Downs in the Avon Gorge’ on Sunday 6 May, 9.45am - 12.45pm. It’s an epic stroll to discover the wildlife, history and geology of the Avon Gorge and Downs starting  at Seawalls, down the zig-zag path, wander along the majestic gorge and back up through the goat-browsed Gully to Seawalls. This walk is only suitable for folks who can manage very steep slopes and steps and is run in conjunction with Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge. Booking is essential as places are limited - call 0117 903 0609 or email mleivers@bristolzoo.org.uk 

Local walking organisations are invited to submit a walk or event for the 2018 Bristol Walk Fest by close of day on Monday, 26 February. at www.bristolwalkfest.com