Jane’s Walk Colchester 2019

(Friday 3rd – Monday 6th May)

Jane’s Walk: a international weekend of local walks by local people on local themes (‘citizen-led, walking conversations’), taking place in towns and cities around the world, honoring the legacy of the urbanist, writer and activist, Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), on the anniversary of her birth.

See the full weekend programme of walks and events from our 2018 programme here…


In 2011, Colchester hosted the UK’s first Jane’s Walk weekend; two days of local walks led by local people, taking place simultaneously around the world, celebrating the legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), and 2019 will mark the 103rd anniversary of her birth and 13th year of the festival internationally.Walkers taking part in the Jane's Walk festival

CLICK HERE for the international Jane’s Walk website., and more information about the origins of the festival
CLICK HERE for bus routes and travel information


Walk Colchester is grateful to the following for their sponsorship and in-kind support of Jane’s Walk Colchester 2018: to Colchester Arts Centre, Firstsite Gallery, The Minories (Colchester Institute) and the Batte-Lay Cafe; to Mailboxes Etc and University of Essex; to Marc De’ath, Caroline Rhys Lewis, the East of England Co-op, The Gamekeeper’s Daughter, Good Souls Bakery and Unique Bakes for their combined support of our Fundraising Supper; and of course to our team of volunteers and walk leaders who give their time, knowledge and skills freely in support of this fantastic event.

“Some people like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path”
(Jean Anouilh, 1910-1987)

Mapping our paths, trails, parks and green open spaces