The Berkshire Walkers Committee have decided to restart groups walks as of Saturday 18th July. Following recently updated guidance from The Ramblers, group walk sizes can now be up to 30 attendees (The group size is at the discretion of the walk leader so may be smaller). You will be required to register for the walk to be able to come along.
We will be following the guidance released by Ramblers about how walks will be conducted. Our walks will be added to our calendar in the future.
FURTHER GUIDANCE ON THE SITUATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE RAMBLERS WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO ABOVE.
The Berkshire Walkers turned 20 in June this year, and we had a number of events planned to mark the occasion. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, these have been cancelled.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our challenges back in June. Lots of great photos now on the Scavenger Hunt gallery! Click on the link below to view them. We received nearly 150 photos from your walks.
We have created a 20th Anniversary video to celebrate our group! Click HERE to watch our video!
Are you struggling with your Mental Health during the Lockdown – Click Here For More Information
Our walking and social group is aimed at people in their 20s and 30s and is part of the Ramblers. We are based in Berkshire, mainly around Reading, Newbury and Slough and provide walks at a variety of lengths on weekends and summers evenings. All are welcome to join the Berkshire Walkers for a walk, or one of our social events, whether you’re already a keen walker, or just starting down the path.
Please take a look at our walks and social programme and then come and join us for any of the advertised events. There is no need to join the Ramblers until you have come on more than two or three walks so why not give us a try? I look forward to meeting you! Claire, BW Chair.
Berkshire Walkers Events
We run a rolling program of walks and socials throughout the year, mainly at weekends and on some weekday evenings. Our walks normally include a pub stop along the way and are a great way of making new friends. We also organise longer trips away (weekends and week-long breaks) to good walking regions further afield. Have a look at our blog to see some of the walks and trips we’ve been to recently.
In summary, the programme covers:
- Walks: A selection of group-led walks, typically 5 to 15 miles; graded Easy, Moderate or Challenging.
- Socials: Monthly social events such as pub evenings, ten-pin bowling, meals-out and days out / visits.
- Holidays: Recent holiday locations include the Lake District, the Peak District, Wye Valley and Scotland.
- Special Events: Seasonal events (Christmas Parties), plus First Aid courses and walk leader training.
Our walk leaders will be happy to welcome you to the group and answer any queries.
The Berkshire Walkers are part of the Ramblers. Joining brings all the benefits of being part of the UK’s largest walking organisation, with discounts available in many walking shops. You will also receive a regular magazine about walking in the UK and things that affect your rights to walk through our amazing and varied countryside. Your membership fees will contribute to the Ramblers’ efforts to promote walking as a healthy pass-time, to campaign for access and to fight for maintained access to our rights of way. Join the Berkshire Walkers today!