What we're about
Welcome to the Chiltern Young Walkers
We enjoy being outdoors and walking in the fresh air and stunning scenery of the Chiltern Hills in southern England.
Explore the beautiful Chilterns countryside
We love finding new places and sharing the places we know with others. We do this by walking in the Chiltern Hills (http://www.chilterns2030s.org.uk/walks.php) of South Buckinghamshire and West Hertfordshire every weekend all year round and some weekday evenings in the summer. A few times a year we get away for the weekend to discover scenic coastline, rugged mountains and everything in-between.
Make new friends
We are over 150 people from their 20s to early 40s who enjoy walking and socialising. Most of our walks end at the pub, a great way to get to know fellow members. You will see familiar faces and often meet new people each time you come. Along with our walks we have an active socials programme with regular pub nights and other social events (http://www.chilterns2030s.org.uk/socials.php).
Get some exercise
We believe you can improve your health and have fun walking with us. With leisurely walks from 5 miles to more strenuous 15+ mile hikes, we have something to suit everyone.
Try us for free
We will welcome you on any walk; just choose one suitable for you. RSVP to one of our walks on Meetup and just turn up. We were formed in 2000, not profit making and run by a group or volunteers who are active in the group. We are part of and funded by the Ramblers (http://www.ramblers.org.uk), Britain's walking charity who are working to create a Britain where everyone has the freedom to enjoy the outdoors on foot. You are free to enjoy three different events before you decide to join us (http://www.chilterns2030s.org.uk/Join.php) as a member.
We look forward to meeting you on a walk (http://www.chilterns2030s.org.uk/walks.php) soon.
Joining the Group
You are welcome to join us for a 3 walk trial period after that we ask you to become a Ramblers member. All our walks (and those of all other Ramblers groups) are free for Ramblers members. Joining Ramblers costs just £34.00 per person per year or £3.25 per month and £45.00 or £4.25 per month for a couple.
Discounted membership is available for the unemployed, full-time students and people on means tested benefits. For more information and to join, click here (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member/join-us.aspx?group=BU51&area=BU).
On joining Ramblers as a member of Chiltern Young Walkers
• you can join all the group's walks, weekends away and socials
• your money will help run the group and Ramblers achieve its charitable objectives
• you can receive a discretionary 15% off at Cotswold outdoor clothing and equipment stores
• You will receive quarterly FREE walk magazine (rrp: £3.60)
• And more... (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member.aspx)
Please note the following:
We advertise our walks in a number of places and you will typically find a good sized group of 10 to 15 other walkers on each walk in addition to those you see on meetup.
You will recognise us as we really do look like Ramblers (only younger) and anyone there can confirm.
The organiser identified on Meetup is usually different from the actual walk leader. The majority of our walk leaders are not members of Meetup, please see the description of the walk for name and contact details.