Major Updates

The month-long Bristol Walk Fest returns from May 1 to 31 with a seventh annual edition aimed at encouraging more people of all ages, interests, time commitments and fitness levels to improve their health, mood, social lives and/or knowledge by exploring the city and its surrounding countryside on foot.

Work is now underway on finalising the programme for online and print publication in early April, with information and updates also being shared via www.bristolwalkfest.com; the Bristol Walk Fest pages on Facebook and @briswalkfest19 on Twitter.

It’s already known, however, that more than 250 walks and related events will be in the line-up – 100 higher than last year.

Among the festival’s many attractions will be several lunchtime walks and walking sports and a new city centre feature – ‘netwalking’ – designed to let workers discover new business contacts while also getting some exercise.

Hopes are high that the size and scale of this year’s Walk Fest will improve on last year’s statistics when over 4,400 people took part and covered a total distance of around 7,000 miles.

Bristol Walk Fest 2019 is co-ordinated by Active Ageing Bristol in collaboration with Bristol Sport Foundation, The Anchor Society and St Monica Trust, working in partnership with Age UK Bristol.

Principal funders are Active Ageing Bristol and the Travelwest Fund, with further sponsorship coming in cash or in kind from Bristol Ageing Better, Bristol Ramblers, Bristol Waste Company, Doveton Press, Living Streets, the print distribution agency Pear Communications and Visit Bristol.

Press release by Bristol Walk Fest.

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