What we're about

Metropolitan Walkers is the largest London-based Ramblers group for people in their 20s and 30s.

All our planned walks can be found at https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/wal... We publish to MeetUp to showcase our activities to a wider audience!

If you've not walked with us before, you’re welcome to come along on three free walks before becoming a member, to see if Met Walkers is for you! Membership is just £34.50 per year, or £20.50 concessionary rate.

We’re a very active group. Our volunteers lead walks every weekend, ranging from short, leisurely walks to strenuous hikes of 17+ miles across hilly terrain. We also lead one evening stroll during the week, discovering different parts of the capital.
We explore the beautiful areas near London such as the North Downs, south coast and Chilterns, all of which are accessible by public transport.

A lot of our members walk regularly, which is a great way to form friendships. As well as walking, we have a regular social programme.

We regularly run weekends away to explore the other great walking areas the UK has to offer, such as the Lake District, Snowdonia and Scotland, and have also put on several trips abroad.

We’re part of the Ramblers – the charity that helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking; and protects the places we all love to walk.

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Registered charity 1093577. Metropolitan Walkers is a part of the Ramblers - Britain's walking charity.

Upcoming events (4+)

[Rescheduled] Olympic Park mini-Monopoly walk

Stratford Station

[Rescheduled for 02 Feb 2023 due to rail strikes on the previously announced date]

A fun exploration of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a Monopoly twist! We'll divide into teams of 4-6 and each team will be given a list of Olympic Park sights to visit themed around the Monopoly board, winning points for each one. We'll meet in the pub at 8.30pm. The team that wins the most points by then takes home an edible prize.

From Stratford station, take the Westfield exit. Meet outside M&S on the upper level.

Optional: Please join us in the pub near the end of the walk for a drink and a chat.

[We have no affiliation with the makers of the famous board game]

Leader: Rich T
Start time: 7pm
Start Point: Stratford Station (zone 2 and 3)
Finish Point: Stratford Station (zone 2 and 3)
Distance: 6.4 km 4.0 miles
Terrain: Urban parkland
Grading: Leisurely

This walk is also listed in the Ramblers Association Walks Finder
https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=4207569

For an explanation of the gradings, please see
https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/walks/faq/

Please consider both the length and grade when choosing a walk.
For more information about the Metropolitan Walkers evening walks
please see
https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/walks/evening-walks/

To join this walk please RSVP on this Meetup event to help promote our group. Please feel free to try out the group for your first three walks, and if you want to continue please become a member at
https://www.ramblers.org.uk

Open to all. No need to register.

Image Credit: Thomas Nugent | CC-BY-SA | https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4641829

A Wessex Wayfarer's Wander (15 miles/Moderate)

Overton Station

Metropolitan Walkers is part of the Ramblers, Britain's walking charity. All welcome for 3 'taster' walks, after which please join the Ramblers - info at https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/how-to-join/

A walk in the dynamic North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, starting at Overton Mill, the trusted printers of banknote paper, and finishing by the source of the River Test. In between we'll navigate sections of the Wayfarer's Walk, and stop off in the quaint village of Hannington. Please bring a packed lunch. Pub stop at lunchtime (for drinks only), and at the end.

  • Terrain: Fields, Woods, Tracks, Country Roads
  • Grading: Moderate. For an explanation of the gradings, please see https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/walks/faq/ - please consider both the length and grade when choosing a walk.
  • Travel: Take 9:50 from London Waterloo (9:57 Clapham Junction), arr. Overton 10:46. Buy return to Overton.
  • Finish Point: Overton station
  • More info: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=4204197

Sunday Fitness 1/5: Temple of the Winds (18 miles/Strenuous)

Metropolitan Walkers is part of the Ramblers, Britain's walking charity. All welcome for 3 'taster' walks, after which please join the Ramblers - info at https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/how-to-join/

This is the first and easiest walk in the series. These walks are aimed at improving fitness and stamina. This series of walks has plenty of steep ascents and descents along with a quick/fast pace. Bring a packed lunch. Pub stop for drinks only. Optional pub at the end for drinks and/or dinner. Temple of the Winds is a circular walk from Haslemere into the South Downs National Park. A highlight of this walk is the view from the top of Black Down, the highest hill in Sussex. Even though this is a relatively gentle start to the series there are still some good ascents on Stanley Common, Telegraph Hill and others adding up to about 780 metres. As with all of our strenuous walks, this is not recommended for your first walk with us.

  • Terrain: Downs, woodland, hills
  • Grading: Strenuous. For an explanation of the gradings, please see https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/walks/faq/ - please consider both the length and grade when choosing a walk.
  • Travel: Take 8:36 from London Waterloo (8:44 Clapham Junction), arr. Haslemere 10:05
  • Finish Point: Haslemere station
  • More info: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=4206413

Box Hill warm up (15 miles/Strenuous)

Dorking (Main) Train Station - Southern Railway

Metropolitan Walkers is part of the Ramblers, Britain's walking charity. All welcome for 3 'taster' walks, after which please join the Ramblers - info at https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/how-to-join/

This walk is a good preparation for the Mountain Fitness walks series. The effort will be rewarded by beautiful views of North Downs Way, valleys, vineyard and woodlands. Please bring packed lunch. Pub stop at the end of the walk.

  • Terrain: Hills, woodland, vineyard, steep gradient
  • Grading: Strenuous. For an explanation of the gradings, please see https://www.metropolitan-walkers.org.uk/walks/faq/ - please consider both the length and grade when choosing a walk.
  • Travel: Take 9:24 from London Waterloo (9:33 Clapham Junction) arr. Dorking 10:14
  • Finish Point: Dorking station
  • More info: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=4206412

Past events (1,027)

Westhumble to Guildford via Shere (16 miles/Moderate)

Box Hill & Westhumble Train Station - Southern Railway