What we're about
LOVE TO HIKE caters for more experienced 'long haul' hikers who prefer longer, faster, harder hikes. No other group hikes as far as often as Love To Hike and no other group has such a large a repertoire of different routes as Love To Hike.
All Love To Hikes are set in the magnificent countryside to the west and south of London. All routes start and finish from a train station and include scheduled indoor toilet stops wherever possible. Love To Hikes are a minimum of 15 miles (25 kilometres) and a maximum of 30 miles (50 kilometres). Nevetheless, most of the Love To Hikes are between 15 to 20 miles (25 to 32 kilometres). This means that even in the middle of winter, Love To Hike goes further than the best of the rest manage at the height of summer.
There is a Love To Hike most weekends throughout the year and whatever the weather, we hike. Love To Hikes generally alternate between Saturdays and Sundays. We hike at a sensible brisk pace of around three miles (five kilometres) per hour and ‘hunt the hills’. The maximum number for a Love To Hike is 20.
LOVE TO HIKE's weekends are generally considered to be the best organised hiking weekends around. The weekends already confirmed for 2018 are: Easter in the Gower Peninsula (March 30 - April 2), Big Black Mountains Challenge (May 11-13) and the Lake District (August 24-27).
Previous weekends have included: Big Black Mountains Challenge, Vanguard Way, Isle of Wight Coastal Path, New Forest, Brecon Beacons, Lake District, Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, Jurassic Coast, Snowdonia, Exmoor and Hadrian's Wall Path.
In summer 2018, there will be another opportunity to experience Love To Hike's Western Mongolia Hiking Adventure. This is a once-in-a-lifetime, 15-day, wilderness hiking adventure in the land of blue skies. The dates are Saturday July 21st to Saturday August 4th.
LOVE TO HIKERS
LOVE TO HIKE appeals to lovers of the great outdoors who are already ‘fit to hike’ rather than novices aspiring to walk to get fit. Love To Hike is a mini United Nations attracting a broad mix of hikers with a shared passion for exploring beautiful countryside. Love To Hikers are mainly based in and around Greater London although there are members living as far afield as Australia, Kenya, Mongolia, Singapore and the USA.
LOVE TO HIKE is run by Paul New. Paul has led over 300 day hikes. Paul has hiked on every continent and has a reputation for leading longer, faster, harder hikes.
During the week, Paul is a freelance strategy consultant who works at board level with many well-known blue chips companies. Paul has an economics degree from Cambridge University. In his spare time, he is a ‘hunt the hills’ road cyclist, mountain biker and one of the regulars at his local gym.
COTSWOLD 15% DISCOUNT
LOVE TO HIKERS enjoy a special 15% members only discount both in-store and online when shopping at Cotswold Outdoor. Just quote AF-LTH-M6.
DASH4IT.co.uk ADDITIONAL 5% DISCOUNT
LOVE TO HIKERS enjoy an additional 5% off the online map superstore's already deep discounted prices. Use code L2H5 to buy a new latest edition Ordnance Survey Explorer map complete with mobile download for only £5.55!
Click to read our Testimonials (http://www.meetup.com/Love-To-Hike/pages/Testimonials/) , Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/Love-To-Hike/pages/Disclaimer/) and get answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.meetup.com/Love-To-Hike/pages/Frequently_Asked_Questions/). Happy hiking.