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.
Shadow minister and national Chair walk with Bristol Ramblers
Kerry McCarthy and Des Garrahan joined Bristol Ramblers for a day walk in the Quantocks on 22nd November. Kerry is MP for Bristol East and was recently appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. During the walk, she spoke to members about her priorities, her working life and her background. Des is the current Chair of the National Ramblers, and he joined the walk to meet members and to hear views about the Ramblers' current arrangements and future plans.
16th December - Wednesday walkers' Christmas lunch
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
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.