Bristol Walk Fest sets a challenge

May 18 2020
Bristol Walk Fest sets a challenge

News from the friends of Troopers Hill.

BRISTOL’S much-loved walking festival, Bristol Walk Fest, has offered a full programme of walks through May for several years.

This year the walks have had to be put on hold.

The organisers have issued a challenge to all the walk organisers: "As you know, we have had to postpone this year’s Bristol Walk Fest and do not yet have a firm new date in mind.

However, we are wondering if you’d be willing to help us to mount an online version of it, during the period it was due to happen? " 

For the St George Strollers and Friends of Troopers Hill, this caused an intake of breath and a metaphorical rolling up of sleeves.

They can certainly provide maps and photos of their walks online but this challenge does offer the chance to learn new skills and maybe offer something a little more sophisticated.

They are inviting you to visit the events page of their website on the dates their walks were planned, to see what they have produced.

It may be as simple as maps and photos, but there may be a little something extra.

The dates start with this Friday, May 22: Get Growing and the Northern Slopes with the St George Strollers.

This will be followed, on Sunday May 24, an Avon Valley Walk from Friends of Troopers Hill, then on Friday May 29 Wild Flowers on Troopers Hill.

For all posting from the virtual Bristol Walk Fest, search for the hashtag #virtualwalkfest on social media.

Susan Acton-Campbell