An introduction to group walks

Its now about 8 years since I led my first group walk. They started as training walks for pilgrimages but have since become a regular local walk I run most months (with a bit of a gap in the winter). There are lots of reasons to walk: a chance to look at our lovely Surrey Countryside, a great way to get to know new people and catch up with old friends and, of course there are health benefits both physical and mental. If you need more information just contact me on but here are a few questions that everyone asks:

How long are the walks?

Most of the regular walks are between 4 and 6 miles. At least once a year we will have an ‘away day’ and this may be longer.

Do I need to be very fit?

No. But you do need to be able to walk steadily for 5 miles. If you would like to join us and you feel you can’t manage this just let me know and we will work something out.

Do I need any special equipment?

The most important thing is what you have on your feet. A good pair of walking boots or shoes is best. Even in the Summer mud and stony ground can make walking in trainers difficult and uncomfortable. I would also advise you have a backpack, water bottle and lightweight waterproof jacket.

How do I get to the start of the walk?

All walks are easily reachable by car. But, if you don’t drive, or would prefer not to, just let me know and I will arrange for a lift.

Can I bring my dog?

A definite yes. We all like having dogs with us. But you will need to be prepared to put it on a lead near roads and livestock.

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