What we're about

We are a group welcoming, singles, couples and married people aged 35+, who would like to come out and socialise to meet new people with the emphasis on having fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our aim is to have a variety of events throughout the week, daytime and or evenings hopefully to suit all interests and tastes. Although we will be posting the events, we want you to remember this is YOUR social group, so we will always be open to event suggestions, which we may ask you to ‘Happy Host’ for us once you have become a paid up member and you've been out on a number of events with us. This may include a meal, a local event, maybe a walk or even something further afield. Please feel free to put forward your ideas.

Please don't feel shy or nervous about coming along especially for the first time, we've all been there so don't worry. At every event there will be plenty of friendly faces including a host or two to welcome you. So come on out and join us as there really is something for everyone, It may even change your life.

If you are uncertain about anything then let us know and we will be happy to help.

All we ask is you provide a clear photograph of yourself and respect other members of the group. We don’t want to lay down lots of rules, common sense and decency should prevail.
To help cover administration costs we will ask you for a one-off membership fee of £10 per person to be paid on your 2nd event

We are also on Facebook for paid members.

Please note when paying a deposit for an event this is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. All excess funds are used to administer the group.

WALKING EVENTS

Our walks are easy going and not for the seasoned hiker. They are for someone with average fitness and abilities. They are leisurely and sociable with distances ranging from 3 to 6 miles at most with stops for refreshments. Walking shoes and boots are advisable for comfort although you can wear what suits you best. If you know or have been on a walk yourself outside of our group tell us about it and maybe we can put that on as a future event.

BRINGING YOUR DOGS ON OUR WALKS

You are most welcome to bring your dog(s) on our walks providing they are well behaved and kept on leads at all times unless it is safe and allowed to let them run free. The responsibility for keeping them under control lies solely with the owner (s) and not the host and organisers on any given walk we do. This is for the safety of the group and anyone, especially children and other animals we may encounter while we are out walking. Most of us love dogs and bringing them along makes the group feel more friendly, welcoming and approachable. Please also check that any establishment we stop at for refreshments allows pets etc as we don't want you standing out in the rain so to speak. At the end of the day we want you have fun with us and walking with animals can act as a kind of therapy for some people as they are a pleasant and comforting distraction, but what we don't want are any incidents that may arise from uncontrollable pets.

All members can come and go to events as they please, reasons for not going are not required unless its important. Please undo your RSVP if you are not coming on an event in good time to let us know who is. You can leave within an event at any time, but we hope you don't. If lifts are offered then that's down to you if you accept it, but do this with caution especially with new members and ladies, as we want people to arrive home safely or to your chosen event in one piece.

Please remember when joining our group we would like you to have some regular RSVP's to events as we want you to have fun, enjoyable and memorable times with us. We want to see you again and again. That's the whole point of a social group.

All RVSP's are sent to everyone collectively and not individually. Once you become a member your email address is linked to all events and notifications that are published.

Thank you.

Upcoming events (5)

Stow Maries 6 Mile Walk ... A little 'Pub Crawl'

Church Lane

Well I believe this is 'A Proper Pub Crawl' according to Clive who is kindly guiding us on this walk. We will be meeting at the junction of The Street and Church Lane and walking past some really old pubs on our 6 mile wander (don't worry I don't think you have to have a drink at all of them !) Starting at Stow Maries we will be walking cross country to the Norton at Cold Norton (not a really old pub ....and not a scheduled stop ...unless off course ??? then off again cross country to Purleigh and the Purleigh Bell (established 1635 !!!) ...This pub has limited opening times and so not sure you will get any refreshments there...From there we go cross country again returning to the Prince of Wales (Stow Maries) ... this place is only 200 years old ...and i think you might have better luck with their opening hours. Hopefully it will be good weather and you will be able to have refreshments outside. This looks like another great event. Don't forget your water and proper walking shoes / boots are likely to be required. Sorry I can't join you for this one ...but have fun.

The Naze and Walton Channel - 4 miles Walk

The Naze

Clive is kindly guiding us on a pleasant 4 mile circular walk around the Naze (old English for nose) ... we will first follow the sea coast before turning towards the creeks and mudflats of the Walton channel. Much of the route is through a nature reserve and there should be a good view of shipping leaving Felixstowe. There is a cafe in the car park (Let's Car Share Where Possible)

The Cock Inn Rochford (2 Meals from GBP 11.49)

Cock Inn

Who fancies coming and joining Teresa and Kay for an inexpensive meal at what was one of our regular venues before the dreaded 'lock down' Wendy has booked 2 tables of 6 for 7pm and I have booked 3 tables of 4 for 7.30pm in the upstairs area (our usual location) so we pretty much have the whole of the top floor.

Murder Mystery Central Southend plus Fish & Chips

Pier Hill

Here’s another little slow walk about to solve a murder mystery (it is a made up one), this time around the urban parts of central Southend. There will be a small charge of £1 to pay for the purchase of the trail and printing cost to allow a copy each. Please bring a pen. The walk should take around an hour and a half covering around 1.5 miles. It takes us through town and shops so is not suitable for dogs. I thought we could finish with a fish and chips take away; or whatever you may fancy on the day. Maybe weather dependent. We will go in two groups of 6, who should keep to social distancing guidelines at all times. Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell or have any coronavirus symptoms. This is a group members only event.

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