Picnic Pilgrims' evening walk & dinner

Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
14+

What you'll do

Prepare for a gourmet experience like no other. Your food pilgrimage begins here…

Join Picnic Pilgrims on a beautiful summer evening walk in the glorious Mendip hills. Your hiking host Dan will guide you, as you stroll alongside streams, through picturesque villages, and over rolling hills, experiencing some of the most breath-taking views in the whole county.

Build up your appetite as your host guides you on this unique seven-mile hike, as it culminates in a mouthwatering BBQ, laid on by Picnic Pilgrim's resident chef, Rich. Think smoked pork belly, chargrilled padron peppers, grilled sardines with seasonal salads, and freshly baked breads.

Lean back and enjoy these delicious treats, lounging on cosy picnic blankets overlooking the Chew Valley. This is a guided walk and BBQ which will make foodies and active types dance with joy.

Please note, this experience is both open to public bookings and private group events, so you can settle on the perfect feast for whichever occasion.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.


If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What you'll do

Prepare for a gourmet experience like no other. Your food pilgrimage begins here…

Join Picnic Pilgrims on a beautiful summer evening walk in the glorious Mendip hills. Your hiking host Dan will guide you, as you stroll alongside streams, through picturesque villages, and over rolling hills, experiencing some of the most breath-taking views in the whole county.

Build up your appetite as your host guides you on this unique seven-mile hike, as it culminates in a mouthwatering BBQ, laid on by Picnic Pilgrim's resident chef, Rich. Think smoked pork belly, chargrilled padron peppers, grilled sardines with seasonal salads, and freshly baked breads.

Lean back and enjoy these delicious treats, lounging on cosy picnic blankets overlooking the Chew Valley. This is a guided walk and BBQ which will make foodies and active types dance with joy.

Please note, this experience is both open to public bookings and private group events, so you can settle on the perfect feast for whichever occasion.

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Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Child friendly (0-16)

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Being outdoors helps makes this a Covid-safe environment, however, please remain conscious of other people's personal space
  • Hand sanitiser is provided before touching cups, plates or any serving spoons

On the day

  • This experience involves:

  • Meeting your hiking guide at 5PM

  • A BBQ dinner at 7.30pm

  • Returning to the cars for 9PM

  • This walk has some fairly big ascents so all walkers must feel confident about being on their feet for around three hours. (Please note, the Picnic Pilgrims team are first-aid trained.)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Picnic Pilgrims

When Rich, Lotte and Dan bonded over their love of good food, good drink and the countryside - Picnic Pilgrims was born. Experiences offering gourmet ‘hike and dine’ picnics under stunning settings.

Picnic Pilgrims take small groups on a beautiful guided walk through the Mendip Hills, with various food stops along the way - with tasty treats provided by their resident chef. Walkers build up their appetites and after an 'elevenses' stop of fresh coffee and cake, steadily ascent to the main event, a picnic spread of salads, quiches, scotch eggs and so many more culinary delights.

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Your hosts

Rich Brutnell

Rich is Picnic Pilgrim's resident baker, chef and general provider of tasty goods. Rich has worked in some top establishments across the country and can currently be found kneading dough at the Bristol Loaf.

Dan Howatson

Dan is Picnic Pilgrim’s hiking guide and host. He knows the local countryside inside out and can often be seen pouring over his beloved OS maps to find new footpaths and routes. Years of working in the hospitality industry honed his love for tasty food and drink. Picnic Pilgrims is the perfect combination of his two greatest enjoyments - long walks and tasty food.

Lotte Kendall

Lotte lives and breathes food. As a food and drink PR consultant, Lotte has amazing food connections all over Bristol. She represents some of the top culinary talents and has previously worked with impressive household names such as Nestlé, Campari, Carluccio’s, Hilton and Brasserie Blanc.

How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Picnic Pilgrims.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.

If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

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Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
14+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.