The month-long Bristol Walk Fest returns this May with a ‘one stop shop’ website of walking in Bristol featuring an impressive variety of walking routes, groups, information and competitions.
This year, Bristol Walk Fest have adapted their programme of walks to make more available online and to download for free via the walking app Go Jauntly, encouraging Bristolians to get out safely with friends and family and reconnect with their city after lockdown and benefit from the improved physical and mental wellbeing that walking brings.
With nearly 100 walks showcasing the Best of Bristol for everyone to enjoy on their own or with others, there is something for all ages, interests and abilities across the city.
Bristol City Council is also marking the occasion with the launch of more than 60 curated Bristol walks on the Go Jauntly app. The council’s new partnership with the app will allow Bristolians to uncover walks and enjoy the outdoors from their doorstep, using a variety of routes that can be downloaded and previewed. Based on your location, simple photo guides lead you around urban areas and surrounding wildlife, from green spaces to historical sites to community gardens.
Some of the new walks available for 2021 include:
- A Black History Tour in Bristol - Discover some local black history on this wander through the Montpelier and St Pauls neighbourhoods in Bristol.
- Bristol Wanderlust Walk - A stroll through Bristol talking in some of the best instagrammable spots in the city. Great for getting that perfect travel shot!
- Bristol Street Art Tour - Explore some of the amazing, colourful street art of Bristol. Includes pieces by Banksy and many other well-known artists.
A full list can be found here
The new website also includes details on 35 fabulous and varied walking activity groups and organisations based in the city, personal walking challenge suggestions that can be done from your doorstep and a host of interesting features including Bristol’s Greenground Map and what walking has meant to Bristolians during the lockdowns.
Walking can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier. You do not have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. Tag a friend you’d like to have a walk with in May on social media and discover the huge range of mostly free walks in Bristol. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #BWF21.
Visit the Bristol Walk Fest Website here.
Visit our walking page here for more ideas.