Having moved to Bristol and being a long term member of a great walking group in the south-east I thought I'd see what was on offer in the South-West, the meetup site said over 70 people in the area were 'waiting for' a hiking group so I thought it might be worth a try. The group I'm used to ( http://www.walkingclub.org.uk ) is a 'self-organised' group where walks are flexible and very sociable so I'd like to follow that philosophy. One of the reasons why I moved to Bristol was to have easy access to Devon/Cornwall, Wales etc so I'd probably aim to combine local walks with some further afield that might be easier with an overnight stay. Having lived in places like London and New York for ages, and being a believer in public transport, I don't yet have a driving license so would initially aim to mainly organise walks that can be accessed by public transport. On the other hand I may get a car next year and in the meantime I'm happy to share costs if someone is willing to drive so let's not be limited by that either.