Hampshire has some of the most beautiful countryside in England. Anyone who likes walking, meeting new people and enjoying great pub lunches should join. Walks vary in length but average 6-7 miles. We do also do longer walks of 9-12 miles. Walks are taken at a steady pace giving time to stop and enjoy the beautiful scenery allowing time to reconnect with nature.
Many of us already lead busy stressful lives so there will be no route marches or fast pace walks for us! The group is open to people aged 18 and over and is not just for single people. We have couples who walk with us as well as those who have partners who perhaps don't like walking. I do recommend that you wear appropriate walking boots or shoes and outdoor weather attire when attending any walks.
We also put other social events on as well as walks such as meals out, visits to historical/cultural places and boat trips.
There is no annual fee to join the group and not every meet up has a meet up fee. More than a third of the meet ups have no meet up fee. It is just £2 (payable in cash on the day) to attend most walks. Some heritage guided walks are £5.00 again payable in cash on the day. Other third party/commercial events are also advertised on the meet up such as murder mystery dinners or ghost walks. The cost of these will vary and tickets will usually need to be purchased directly from the third party on an individual basis except where otherwise indicated by the organiser.
Heritage walks and some other meet ups hosted by Linda Munday will be run by her business Yellow Canary. Where this is the case, it will be clearly indicated under the meet up description.
For a group to work well and provide good events, we naturally have to have some T's and C's. So please read below for our terms and conditions. They aren't too onerous honest!
1. You must be 18 and over to be a member. All guests must be adults. No school age children are allowed at our events.
2. When signing up for an event, please see this as a commitment to attend. We understand that from time to time life happens and something unexpected comes up that means you have to cancel. However, continual cancellations to attend meet ups mean that you could face removal from the group.
3. Two no shows in a row will result in an instant removal from the group. A no show is where a member has RSVP'd Yes for an event but does not show up. Please note that you will be put down as a no show if you turn up for a walk late and the group have already set off. Make sure you allow plenty of time to get to the meet up site, park and make contact with the organiser.
4. Members should not leave messages regarding non attendance on the meet up site at short notice (within one hour of the event) Members must contact the host by mobile phone i.e. text to advise of any late RSVP changes. This is because organisers may not have access to the internet particularly if they are travelling to site and/or there is a poor 3G signal due to a rural location.
Why not come along and join in the fun!
Organiser and Founder of Hampshire Walkers and Social Group