Bristol Ramblers


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Links from the National Ramblers website

National Walkfinder Database - hundreds of organised walks all over Britain

Footpath Problem Report Form

Walks Magazine

Sign up for email news and information from the national Ramblers. You don't need to be a member

Get Walking Keep Walking - a national programme to get more people walking

Avon Area Ramblers Groups

Bristol Ramblers are in the Avon Area, along with these other groups:

Bath - Brunel 20s-30sBrunel 40-plus - Kingswood - Norton Radstock - Severnside - Southwold

 Other Local Area Groups

Somerset Area Ramblers has nine groups: Mendip, Taunton Deane, Sedgemoor, West Somerset, South Somerset, Clevedon, Woodspring.

Gloucestershire Area Ramblers has eight groups: Cirencester, Cleeve, Forest of Dean, Gkoucester, Gloucester Walking, Mid-Gloucestershire, North Cotswold, South Costwold.

Wiltshire Ramblers has six groups: Chippenham, Mid-Wiltshire, North-East Wiltshire, South Wiltshire, West Wiltshire, Wiltshire Wanderers.

Other Local Walking Groups

Bristol Walking Alliance - a consortium of organisations and individuals campaigning to improve Bristol’s walking environment and to create an environment for pedestrians that is welcoming, safe, convenient and inclusive. The website gives details including a list of members and their website addresses.

Stoke Lodge Ramblers - walking club in Stoke Bishop, Bristol

Bristol HF Rambling Club - linked to Holiday Fellowship

Bristol & West Long Distance Walkers' Association

  Routes to walk in and around Bristol

Samaritans Way South West 100 miles from Bristol through beautiful Somerset to Lynton.

Bristol to Brecon Walk

Cotswold Way National Trail

Gordano Round

Frome Walkway

Community Forest Path 

Bristol and Bath Railway Path

Monarch's Way;

River Avon TrailSevern Way; Three Peaks Circular Walk (Avon)

A Forgotten Landscape

Bristol South Skyline Walk


There are many more routes available from Local Authority websites. See, for example,Walks Magazine for further details of:

Walking Map of Bristol (pdf).

13 walks in Central Bristol - Complete with maps, historical information and wonderful pictures.

10 Bristol Walks by the Ramblers - With maps, information and illustrations.

West of England walks - 27 walks that explore the Bristol area's industrial and farming past, and an array of market towns, small peaceful villages, natural habitats and historic sites and features.

Harbour Heritage Trails - Absorb yourself in Bristol's historic harbour with these lovely walks full of info and pictures (external link).

Outdoors West has an interactive map of local rights of way, as well as extensive background information.

Bristol's Walking Strategy (pdf download) sets out the Council's plans for the period 2011 to 2021.

Walking sites with routes to download

Most of these websites also cover other aspects of walking - gear reviews, blogs, news, etc.

Ramblers Routes A National database of over 2,000 walks. All are free for members to download or print off, and the shorter walks are free for anyone.

Walking in England Thousands of free walk routes to download and print.

Walking Britain Another huge database of free walks in Great Britain.

UK Hillwalking Concentrates on wilder mountain areas, as the name implies.

Walks and Walking A personal selection of walks from the South and South-West of England, Wales, Cornwall and more.

GPS Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Details of many walks with maps

Walking Routes, Maps, Pictures and much more Details of many walks with maps

Hundreds of Walking Routes Across the UK Details of many walks with maps


Travel info

Travelwest - Travel Information for the West of England, by bus, train, ferry, walking routes, cycling

National Rail - One of many train booking sites

Traveline South West - Public transport journey planner for the region


Nature Conservancy

 Countryside Access

Ramblers Guide to Access

Rights of Way and Access Land

 Hiking Safety Resources

Collection of Hiking Safety Resources


Wednesday, January 23, 2019