We are also delighted to announce, this world ambassador for walking, Satish Kumar will be here in conversation with Bristol’s own passionate walker, Rosalind J.Turner from Netwalking South West. Satish Kumar, a former Jain monk, long-term peace and environmental activist, has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wondering Jains, and 18 when he left to join Gandhi’s vision of land reform in India. However it was in his early 20’s that inspired by British peace activist Bertrand Russell, he embarked on his epic journey, an 8,000 mile peace pilgrimage. Satish has since walked his way into our living rooms through his appearance on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, his many years editing Resurgence Magazine, and through his writing and speaking. Gathering at Mshed at 6:45pm there will be time to mingle with Compass Walkers before the screening at 7:30pm,
Tickets can be booked
from mid April via Walk Fest Eventbrite
Bristol Walk Fest - Part 1
‘The Compass Walk: four routes, from Suburb to Centre, taking walkers through some of the best walking Bristol has to offer.
All welcome: with short and long, accessible and adventurous, green and urban, Nordic walking and buggy-friendly walks; there is something for everyone. Be part of this unique Bristol-wide celebration to launch this year’s Bristol Walking Festival.
Original concept from NWSW, this extraordinary series of linked walks were mapped, collated and crafted by Stuart Riddle of the Ramblers & his volunteers. Encompassing . . (pardon the pun), a series of stages from 4 directions in an X formation. The stages will gather at various community centres & venues to start and finish each leg, finally all congregating in Bristol City Centre for a photo call. See you there!
Bristol Walk Fest - Part 2
The Earth Pilgrim
Following the day time Compass Walk, this evening event presents
the ground breaking Natural World film ‘Earth Pilgrim’, Earth Pilgrim features renowned walker, international speaker and writer Satish Kumar and is screened by kind permission of BBC Worldwide.
"Walking brings connection, not only with nature herself with every step you take, but with your own nature, with your companions, be they human or other than human.
It is the best food for the soul.”