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

Walkers taking part in the Jane's Walk festivalWalkers taking part in the Jane's Walk festival

Save the date: 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) .

The provisional timetable of walks will be online by March 12th (and may be added to up until the event). In the meantime….

About Jane’s Walk

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.

Images from previous Jane’s Walk festivals in Colchester

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Walk Colchester is grateful to the following for their support of Jane’s Walk Colchester: to Colchester Arts Centre, Firstsite Gallery and The Minories; to Mailboxes Etc and University of Essex; and of course to our team of volunteers and walk leaders who give their time and skills freely for 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