Bristol Ramblers is one of the largest walking groups in the country. We arrange around 300 walks each year, ranging from short to long, from rural to urban. Forthcoming walks are shown in the box on the left, and you can find more detail by clicking on the walk title. Our full walks programme can be accessed via the Walks pages on the site. That section of the site also provides advice: what to wear, what to carry, categories of walk.
You would be very welcome to try two or three walks before deciding whether to join the Ramblers. You can join via the box on the right.
- organise long weekends and weeks away in places such as the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales;
- hold various social events;
- work with Bristol City Council on footpath clearance and protecting paths;
- campaign on planning and environment issues;
- work with Active Bristol on walking for health.
We are part of the national Ramblers, Britain's walking charity. Information about contacts is set out on the About Us pages.
Join us on Facebook
We now have a Facebook presence. Visit the Bristol Ramblers Facebook group here.
There will be another coach trip, to Dartmoor on 18 September. Details to be announced.
Summer Solstice night walk
After the success of the 2015 Festival, we have worked with the City Council and other partners the 2016 Festival. There will be more than 170 walks and events throughout May. For more details and the downloadable programme, click here
The Alan Burton memorial walk
Alan designed and led many walks for the Bristol Ramblers. One of them, Westbury to Purdown, is now way-marked and on the national Ramblers Routes website as a lasting memorial to Alan's contribution to walking in Bristol. The walk will be 'launched' during the Walking Festival.
There is a memorial seat for Mary on the island of Tresco. Click here for a view of the seat.
On Wednesday 3rd August, Bristol Ramblers will be having a short local walk in Bristol: “A Walk for Mary”.