Downs Walking for Health Group

Discover interesting corners of Bristol you may not have seen before, and see changing wildlife, flowers, and trees, through the seasons. 

Walk details - summaries
Mondays - gentle 90 minute walk on the Downs, with optional rest stop on benches. Distance: 2.5 miles. Walking boots, and waterproofs advisable.

Tuesdays - moderate pace 90 minute walk. Distance 2.5 - 3 miles.

Thursdays - faster pace 90 minute walk. Distance 3 - 3.5 miles.

Various routes including sections of the Downs, plus exploring Clifton, Sneyd Park, Stoke Bishop, or Redland. Walking boots, and waterproofs advisable.  

 

New members always welcome. If you do not walk regularly or are returning to walking, we suggest you start with our Monday walk.

We operate at least 3 walks every week, during the year, (except Christmas Day), plus occasional Wednesday and Saturday walks (please check our Scheme Dates calendar to see dates of Wednesday and Saturday walks)

Walk details - Times

Mondays (including Bank Holidays) - Starter Walk, 11.00 am - 12.30 pm. If it's your first walk, please arrive at 10.30 am, to meet our walk leader. The rest of the group arrive from 10.45 am for a prompt 11.00 am start.

Tuesdays - Moderate Pace Walk, 11.00 am - 12.30 pm. Please arrive 10.45 am onwards for a prompt 11.00 am start.

Wednesdays (occasional) - Moderate Pace Harbour Walk, 11.00 am - 12.30 pm. Please arrive from 10.45 am for a prompt 11.00 am start. Please note the occasional Wednesday walks start from outside Underfall Yard Visitor Centre, BS1 6XG.

Thursdays - Faster Pace Walk, 11.00 am - 12.30 pm. Please arrive 10.45 am onwards for a prompt 11.00 am start.

How to find us 
The walks start promptly at 11.00 am, from outside Cafe Retreat, Stoke Road, BS9 1FG, (on the left of the water tower). Depending on the weather, meet outside/inside the cafe, 10.30 am onwards.  

Refreshments 
Optional coffee/light meals before, or after the walk.

 

 

Cafe Retreat, Bristol, BS9 1FG

Toilets Toilets
Uneven ground Uneven ground
Some inclines Some inclines
May be muddy May be muddy
Refreshments available Refreshments available
Rest stop available Rest stop available
Public transport accessible Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby Car parking nearby

Would you like to join this Walk?
If you'd like to join this walk please select a date in our calendar. If you'd rather not sign up online, or there are no walks listed in the calendar, it's usually fine to just show up on the day. We recommend contacting the scheme coordinator first to check that the walk is going ahead. Their details can be found on the scheme page.

Options

This is the list of the available walk options, to join the Walk select a date in the calendar below

TitleFeaturesDurationDistance
Monday starter walk
Toilets Toilets
Wheelchair accessible Wheelchair accessible
Uneven ground Uneven ground
Refreshments available Refreshments available
Rest stop available Rest stop available
Public transport accessible Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby Car parking nearby
1:302.5
Tuesday moderate walk
Toilets Toilets
Uneven ground Uneven ground
Some inclines Some inclines
May be muddy May be muddy
Refreshments available Refreshments available
Public transport accessible Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby Car parking nearby
Walk of special interest Walk of special interest
1:303.0
Thursday faster walk
Toilets Toilets
Uneven ground Uneven ground
Some inclines Some inclines
May be muddy May be muddy
Refreshments available Refreshments available
Public transport accessible Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby Car parking nearby
Walk of special interest Walk of special interest
1:303.5

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