Jane’s Walk 2018 (Friday 4th – Monday 7th May)

On May Bank Holiday weekend, Jane’s Walk Colchester returns for its 8th year – local walks led by local people on local themes; all given free, in celebration of the late urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006). It’s a great weekend for staying in town!

See the timetable of walks for 2018 here…

Or in alternative 2018 flyer layout 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 2018 will mark the 102nd anniversary of her birth and 12th 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