What we're about
WE ARE A WALKING GROUP WITH A DIFFERENCE!...
Relaxed because most of our walks are at shorter distances - around 3 - 6 miles and all at an easy relaxed pace with regular stops (there may be the odd longer walk dependent on location). We don't do too many hills (although the odd one can't be ruled out to get a nice view!!), so most of the time we are on flat or gently undulating ground which should hopefully suit most abilities. Nobody gets left behind and if you are running late at the start we will always hang on for about 15 minutes before setting off.
Our walks generally consist of a meeting point at a central location such as a car park, pub or visitor centre, the walk itself and a refreshment break/pub stop at the end, or sometimes it can be halfway, depending on our route. We try to have a good mix of countryside and coastal walks along with the odd urban walk thrown in for good measure!
Walks tend to alternate between Hampshire and West Sussex, although we may venture further afield if there's somewhere interesting to visit. The majority of walks take place at the weekend, either on a Saturday or Sunday & the maximum group size is normlly 30 Members but it may be less depending on size of the Pub or Café at the end or on route / limited car parking etc.
The walks we post tend to fill up very quickly, so if you do decide to rsvp & you go on a waitlist, please be patient - we normally have members who drop out closer to the day of the event & that in turn will advance you on to the main attendance list.
We also organize occasional Evening Walks in the Summer to take advantage of the lighter evenings & these usually happen on a Friday Evening. We may hold the occasional Social Evening such as Meals Out, Beach Picnics/BBQs, visits to Beer Festivals, or Pub Nights as well.
We don't stand on formalities too much but would ask, if your plans change, that you please amend your rsvp in good time, so other members can join in - especially if there is a waitlist for that particular event; similarly if you have not logged on to the group in 4 months or more, you will be removed to keep membership numbers manageable. Furthermore if you DO sign up for an event and FAIL to show up on 3 or more occasions, without giving us prior notification, you will be removed from the group!
You don't need to have all the gear, just comfortable clothing/footwear and a desire to enjoy a nice walk with friendly, like minded people. We have a lot of dog lovers (myself included!) in our group, so if you're a dog owner, then you're very welcome to bring them along too, but they must be kept on a Lead in public areas.
So, like what you've read? Like our photos from past meetups?
Checked out our Group Reviews from existing members??
Fancy getting out and enjoying our fabulous surroundings??
Not sure you could keep up with faster walkers or doing longer distances??
Like the thought of joining a friendly group & enjoying great company whilst getting some gentle exercise??
Want to make new friends with like minded people?? ....
... Then what are you waiting for??!!..... Come and join us, a friendly welcome & the Great Outdoors await!!!
This is an adults only group and is open to anyone from beginners to regular walkers or anyone who fancies getting out for some fresh air and a walk or stroll in the company of like minded others; you may be getting back in to exercise after a lay off or only have a few hours to spare or just fancy a bit of fresh air and exercise with great company in the great outdoors - whatever your reason, you will be greeted with a warm, friendly and happy welcome. There is no obligation to do the full walk and if you wish you can join us at a convenient location along the way... so what are you waiting for?..? Come & Meet Up with us!!
(there will be a small charge (50p per person for short walks up to 3 miles long & £1.00 per person for longer walks that cover a distance greater than 3 miles) which will help with group running costs, meetup webpage etc, maps etc.)
"Here to enjoy great walks with great company in the great outdoors !..."
THIS GROUP & NONE OF THE EVENT ORGANIZERS OF THIS GROUP HAVE ANY PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE AND, AS SUCH, WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU WHILST YOU ARE ON ANY OF OUR WALKS & FURTHERMORE, YOUR PARTICIPATING IN OUR WALKS IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY & AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE DO EXPECT YOU TO BE PHYSICALLY FIT AND CAPABLE OF WALKING A MINIMUM DISTANCE OF 4 MILES AT A RELAXED PACE.
Founded 28th December 2015 by Simon Whitelock.