Walking and talking

Bristol Walk Fest launches its month-long event with an inaugural group walk across The Downs on May 1, followed by a series of talks at the Whiteladies shop of sponsors Ellis Brigham.

The group walk, led by Bristol Ramblers, will start from the water tower on The Downs at 5.30pm, visiting Goat Gully and the Sea Walls before finishing at the store by 6.45pm.

The speakers are author Robin Tetlow, Sophie Brown – founder of Bristol Steppin Sistas, Charlotte and Becky from Bristol Hiker Girls and Hannah Atkinson – founder and walk leader at Queer Hiking Bristol.

For more information about the festival please visit www.bristolwalkfest.com