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Welcome to Bristol Ramblers


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.

We also:

  • 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.

Group News

Walk and quiz - Beese's Tea Gardens, 30 April

On 30 April, there will be a 5 mile linear walk, lunch and themed quiz at Beese's Tea Garden. Book places with Wednesday/Saturday walk leaders. For more information, phone Maureen on 07960 473378.

The walk departs Broadwalk Shopping Centre main entrance, Knowle, at 10am sharp (bus nos 376/2/51).
Return under your own steam by walking back, bus (Nos.1/(36)), or (if available) a ferry boat.
If you prefer to have your own picnic lunch please take it to Eastwood Farm Openspace nearby, then join others for the quiz at 2pm.

2014 coach trips - 15 June and 14 September

There will be coach trips to the North Cotswolds (15 June) and to Gower (14 September). The coach will depart from the Centre at 8am. There will be A and B linear walks on both trips. The Cotswold walks will be in the vicinity of Chipping Camden. Tickets are a very reasonable £13 per person for advance bookings: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bristol's Walking Festival 2014

The UK’s largest urban walking festival takes place in Bristol from Saturday 26 April until Monday 26 May 2014.

Now expanded to take place over a month, the festival offers more than 150 guided walks available throughout the city and beyond on themes such as leisure and learning, health, arts and creativity and active travel. New walks for 2014 will include opportunities for speed dating, sketching, business networking and learning about the suffragettes and female campaigners. Many of the walks will be led by Brsitol Ramblers.

More information about the walking festival, including the festival programme, is available at

Alan Burton

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Alan Burton, who made an immense contribution to the Group over many years. 

Alan's ashes will be scattered on the Dorset coast on Thursday 22 May. A free coach will leave Fishponds at 9.30am and the bus/coach stop in Millennium Square (behind @Bristol) at 9.45am, to drive to Charmouth. It will return to Bristol at about 6pm. The programme at Charmouth will depend a bit on the weather, but it is intended that there should be a short walk.

If you would like to take this opportunity to pay last respects to Alan, please contact Chris Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 0117 9650156, 07796268170).

If you would like to be added to the circulation list for the eBoot, our electronic newsletter, contact Carew Reynell, quoting your membership number.

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Cotswold Outdoor

Ramblers Association Members now enjoy a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor, and

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20% on the first purchase (with the voucher that comes in the membership pack).

Taunton Leisure

You can get 15% off at Taunton Leisure with your Ramblers' card. And on their special shopping evenings, just for Ramblers, you get 20%


Walks Update

Look here for info on any last-minute changes to walks in the programme.

The Craig Cilla walk on the 4th May 2014 has NO pub

On the 1st April there were changes to various bus routes in Bristol.  For details see

The bus to catch for Patsy and Stephen's walk on the 8th May is now the number 46 and leaves the bus station at 17:57.

The bus to catch for Jill's walk on the 14th May is now the number 47 and leaves the bus station at 09:32.


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Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 115,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking
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