Your first step is to take a look at our Walks and Events page and find a walk which suits you. It’s worth noting that new walks are added regularly and sometimes only a few days beforehand if there is a gap on the walk programme so if you cannot find something that suits you now, keep checking back. We have at least one walk almost every weekend of the year as well as some evening walks on week nights and our regular social events.
Someone new joins our group on almost every walk and we all love to chat to a new person. Contrary to what it can seem like upon arrival, we won’t all know everyone on the walk as there are many members and we don’t all attend every walk. Although some walks are marked as new member walks, this indicates that the walk is not too strenuous and is therefore suitable for those new to walking. We cannot stress enough that new members are welcome at any walk and there is no need to pre-book unless specified on the event information page.
For each event you can see the walk mileage, difficulty, starting point and nearest train station if applicable, as well as the walk leader and their contact details. Feel free to get in touch with the walk leader before the walk if you have any questions and you can always contact them on the day if you are running a little late.
We often find ourselves meeting in car parks and we are usually easily identifiable as the only group of young(-ish!) looking people changing into walking boots and dressed for the occasion (see our What Do I Bring page). As above, we regularly have new members joining so please do come and introduce yourself.
We always make a list of everyone attending at the start of the walk and you will be asked to add your name and email address to the bottom of the list. We’ll then email you a link to our online database and provide details of how to join our mailing list meaning you’ll be kept up-to-date with new walks and other events.
To get the most out of walking you will need to keep warm and dry. Here is some handy advice for what you should have with you.
We use the Ramblers Association grading system for our events. Walk gradings are provided as a general guide only. If you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the organiser or leader in advance. Bear in mind the distance of the walk, regional differences in terrain and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more difficult than planned.