May is when we celebrate walking in Bristol. For the first week of May, Bristol Walking Alliance is taking over the Vestibule at City Hall (Park Street side) and encouraging people to consider the walking environment. Bristol Walking Alliance is a consortium of organisations and individuals campaigning for a pedestrian environment that is welcoming, safe, convenient and inclusive. The vestibule will be open 1st-4th May, from 10.00am, to 6.00pm, for people to learn about organizations that support and celebrate walking and discover the activities on offer.
A variety of organisations will be displaying in the Vestibule including: Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking; Legible City, the signing system for pedestrians in Bristol City Centre which has been designed to encourage walking; ClairCity, a project involving thousands of people in cities across Europe to decide the best local options for a future with clean air and lower carbon emissions; A Forgotten Landscape, a project seeking to conserve and enhance the Lower Severn Vale Levels, while improving community access to and engagement with the area’s unique natural and cultural heritage, and; LinkAge Network – The Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement project.
Bristol WalkFest, the UK’s largest urban celebration of walking, will take place from Tuesday 1st May to Thursday 31st May 2018. The festival, now in its sixth successful year, offers a variety of walking events. Whether you like historical tours, nature walks, exploring street art, walking sports, or you just want to get fit and enjoy some fresh air, there is something for everyone. Most of the walks are free. There are walks for all ages and all levels of fitness – walk distances range from less than a mile to more than ten. Pop into the Vestibule, pick up a WalkFest programme, and find out more!
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