Berkshire Walkers Committee Team

Berkshire Walkers would not be able to function without our dedicated committee members.  They volunteer their time and energy in a number of ways to help our group function smoothly.  The BW’s committee are voted in each year at our AGM meeting.

The current committee members are listed below, they will always be happy to answer your questions.

If you are interested in becoming part of the committee, please speak to any of our current committee members who will be happy to help.

Berkshire Walkers Committee consists of:

Chairman: Marc – chairman at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
As Chairman it’s my role to coordinate our committee meetings and to listen to all of our members views and ideas to make sure that as a committee we are steering the group in the right direction. Offering as much variety of walks and other events as we can.  In my spare time, I love the opportunity to get outdoors and explore both Berkshire and beyond!

Secretary: Chris – secretary at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
I’ve just come back onto the Committee as Secretary after a break last year, having previously been Treasurer and Walks Co-Ordinator.  Apart from walking, I enjoy beer, running and playing viola and guitar (very badly), but not all at the same time.

Membership: Zak – membership at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
I’m fairly new to the Berkshire Walkers and the Ramblers, having joined in January 2018, although I’ve been a keen walker for many years. The group has been a very enjoyable way of both discovering the local area and making new friends after I moved to Reading. It seemed like time to get more involved and help out on the committee, so if you have any questions about membership-related matters or the weekly newsletter please get in touch! Aside from walking, I also enjoy cycling, live music of all kinds, and play percussion in a samba band…

Treasurer: Jack – treasurer at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
I’m Jack and I’m the guy who manages the money side of things for the group, dull but still nonetheless important! I’m also one of the group’s younger members and known for my love of steam trains, whether it is going on them or watching them pass by! Outside of walking, I play the drums and I also love a good musical!

Socials: Daisy – socialevents at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
I’m Daisy, but you can call me DD. I joined the Berkshire Walkers just over 2 years ago and as a prominent advocate of socialising and post-walk-pubbing, I felt it was time to put my skills to good use….hello role of social sec! I love walking with the BWs – especially when we do trips away. It is such a good way to keep fit, explore the beautiful countryside and of course, socialise! You’ll usually find me at the bar, looking for a new cider to try!

Walks Co-Ordinator: Sam – walking at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
I’m the person who is responsible for making sure we have a full and varied walks program.  I love getting out and exploring our local countryside.  You will see me out walking with the group most weekends!

Website/Publicity: Jason – website at berkshirewalkers.co.uk / publicity at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
Being a member of the Berkshire Walkers has been so much fun over the last couple of years.  I’ve met some amazing people and been able to visit some fantastic places!  I’m a person who likes to go on adventures and take on big challenges.

Footpaths: Naomi – footpaths at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
I’ve been part of the BW’s for around 7 years.  I’d recently finished Uni and was looking for new friends when I joined and I haven’t left!  I love the trips we’ve been on to Snowdonia, Peak District and Lake District.  I often walk with other Ramblers groups too.  I’ve started getting involved in more of the volunteering and campaigning side as I’ve got more involved with the group.  I’m normally seen wearing pink and going on about penguins!

Ordinary Members:

Arlene
Whilst I prefer to be known as “extra-ordinary” member, after 3 years in the Berkshire Walkers, I am happy to help support the group however I can. I have had so much fun since I joined and have been able to explore so much more of not only Berkshire and the surrounding counties, but also far flung parts of the UK with our trips away. Am just loving being able to get outside in the beautiful countryside with a great group of people.

Sarah
I’ve been a member of the Berkshire Walkers for a couple of years now and have had the most fantastic time. As someone with a desk job I really value the opportunity to go on walks with the group to keep active, visit new places, and to socialise. Aside from walking, I have a passion for the colour purple, cats and singing.