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.
Bristol Walk Fest
The UK's biggest urban walking festival is back, with more than 160 walks and events throughout May. With walks of all sorts of length, location and theme, there should be something for everyone. The programme is available in libraries or online here or at www.bristolwalkingfestival.co.uk. Watch out of updates on the Bristol Walking Festival Facebook page.
Coach trip - 17 May
Easter trip to the Yorkshire Dales
22 members of the Group enjoyed perfect weather and good walking in the Dales. See the Group's Flickr site for photos.
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.
Volunteer Development Day
The national Ramblers have arranged a development day in Bristol on 4 July. There will be a choice of sessions. There are further details here.