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.
The Group's AGM will take place on the 20th October at Redland Green Bowling Club - snacks available from 7pm, meeting starts 7.30pm. The guest speaker will be Cecile Gillard, the Secretary of the Avon Wildlife Trust.
Join us on Facebook
We now have a Facebook presence. Visit the Bristol Ramblers Facebook group here.
Sunday 13th December (B walkers)
Paula has booked a great pub at Iron Acton. However, in order to get our free wine (essential for B walkers all: other group members very welcome though), we need to confirm earlier. So, please note; the deadline for the £5 deposit is 9th November. You can either give Jill Bird cash or send her a cheque (address: 16 Lynmouth Road, Bristol, BS2 9YH.). There will be a short walk, about 4.5 miles, before the lunch.
Wednesday 16th December (Wednesday walkers)
At the Rudgleigh Inn, Easton in Gordano. There will be two walks: 4-5 miles / 3-4 miles
Details of menus/prices/etc are available from
Margaret Postlethwaite 01179 513513 /07779 374648
Margaret Ruse 01179 684140
Orders/payment by 25th November please.
The Big Pathwatch
Traffic free Portway
There is a traffic free day on 25th October from 12:15 to 6pm.. This provides an opportunity to enjoy a traffic-free Avon Gorge.
The Alan Burton memorial walk
Alan designed and led many walks for the Bristol Ramblers. One of them, Westbury to Purdown, is now on the national Ramblers Routes website as a lasting memorial to Alan's contribution to walking in Bristol.