The Midnight Walk

Get Prepared

We're here to support all of our wonderful walkers to get ready for the walk.

Getting fit for the walk

  • Add a lunchtime walk around the block or head out after work, whether you're back in the office or still working from home. You can track your walk using an app like Strava to know how many miles you’ve done and how fast you’re doing it
  • Take your dog on a longer walk than usual and discover new areas around you to explore
  • Try some fitness classes online, like Joe Wickes’ PE classes on youtube – they’re a tough work out!
  • Take on a stairs challenge and climb up and down your flight of stairs
  • Listen to a podcast or create a motivating playlist and ask friends to add songs to it to give you something great to listen to while out training

On the day

  • It’s a beach party this year, so dig out your most colourful beach gear, leis and grass skirts! Hats, bumbags, glitter...make your Midnight Walk outfit one to remember. There will also be some accessories available to purchase on the day too, including the classic Midnight Walk bunny ears
  • Get a good pair of shoes that are comfortable to walk in and practise in them to make sure they’re worn in
  • Pack some food for fuel, water for hydration, waterproofs and extra layers for the British weather, plasters for possible sore feet and some extra hand sanitiser too.

Midnight Walk 2021

Get to know the routes

We're excited to show you the new routes for 2022, taking in the best of the city from the heart of the harbourside to the quaint high street of Westbury Park.

5 mile route

This walk follows along the floating harbour, taking in The Matthew and seeing the lights twinkling on the water. Circle around Spike Island, passing the SS Great Britain and along the Wapping Wharf railway to reach Merchant's Quay.

Stop in at The Ostrich for a toilet break before heading up Guinea Street and returning to Cumberland Road. See the New Gaol prison walls that still stand around the new homes, and follow the water to return to the floating harbour and back to Millennium Square.

The route is flat and accessible for all abilities.

10 mile route

Go big and take on the challenge of our larger route! After completing the 5 mile route around the floating harbour and Spike Island, head up the portway and pass under the iconic suspension bridge lighting up the night. 

Climb Bridge Valley Road to head into Clifton, passing Bristol Zoo and alongside the Clifton Downs to reach Westbury Park. Walk along it's main streets (spot the St Peter's shop along the way!), stopping for a toilet break at the church hall.

Turn and head through Clifton along Coldharbour Road and Pembroke Road, before heading down Constitution Hill to reach Brandon Hill, home of Cabot Tower. Go down Jacob Wells Road to reach Hotwells and return to the Square to triumphantly cross the finish line!