Links from the National Ramblers website
National Walkfinder Database - hundreds of organised walks all over Britain
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:
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
Samaritans Way South West 100 miles from Bristol through beautiful Somerset to Lynton.
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
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
Hiking Safety Resources