What we're about
Surrey Young Walkers (SYW) is a friendly walking and hiking group that is affiliated with The Ramblers charity, and aimed at 20s and 30s. We very much hope you can become a paid up member for a great cause! We put on a range of walks, from 5-mile gentle rambles to 20-plus-mile strenuous hikes. We also have weekends away, across the UK and abroad. Our summer camping and Christmas weekends are the two 'big' ones, to which all SYW members are invited.
We also have social meet-ups, visits to local landmarks and sights as well as live music venues, pubs and other activities. Whether you are new to walking or an experienced walker who is looking for a group to walk with, you are more than welcome to join us on any of our walks. Your first 3 walks with us are completely free of charge or commitment, but after that we ask that you join our parent organization, the Ramblers Association. Unlike many other groups that are run for profit, the Ramblers are a national walking charity who maintain and protect footpaths, campaign for walkers rights and rights of way, help the disabled and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Membership is very reasonably priced at £35.85 a year or £3.35 a month for a standard single member, with discounts for joint membership and concessions. Membership allows you to come on as many walks as you like - not only with us, but with any of the 500 Ramblers groups across the country. Even if you only come on one walk a month we're cheaper than many "pay per walk" groups!
We also have a large membership who use our own website or word of mouth, so if there aren't many RSVPs on here, don't worry - everything still goes ahead. You can visit our website at the following address: http://surreyyoungwalkers.org.uk
Once you're a member of Surrey Young Walkers we encourage you to join our private Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/5092814949/ .
Boring privacy stuff: We have to be careful about putting members' details in walk descriptions. This means that we use a special 'stick figure' member as a leader placeholder and point of contact. If you have a question about a walk, send this member a message and it'll be forwarded to a real person.
Also, by registering as a member of our meetup group you're giving your consent to be contacted via the channels available on this platform, according to your individual settings. We use meetup's messaging system to let you know about changes/cancellations so we'd recommend you leave this enabled.