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:
Chair: Claire – chair at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
I’ve been part of the Berkshire Walkers for nearly two years. As chair of the committee I coordinate our meetings, listening to the views and ideas of all the committee members. They are all very passionate about walking and about the group and it is a pleasure to work with them to take the BWs forward, increasing our membership and the variety of events that we offer on our programme – walks, socials and holidays! I lived in Scotland for 7 years where my passion for walking really developed – one of my favourite pastimes is climbing the Scottish munros. Since moving to Reading, I have discovered many a lovely route on flatter ground in beautiful areas that I didn’t know existed. Berkshire and the surrounding counties have much to give! I am always interested to listen to ideas that members have for the future direction of the group (whether you are on the committee or not), so if you have something that you think is worth suggesting, please do get in touch either by email, or chat to me at a walk or social.
Secretary: secretary at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
VACANT POSITION – If you would like to come and join our Committee and be our secretary please get in contact.
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 Coordinator: 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.
Meetup Coordinator – Sarah – meetup at berkshirewalkers.co.uk
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.
My first foray into Rambling was in Brighton, then after moving back to Berkshire I joined BW. I’m a big fan of the mental as well as physical benefits of walking; this and dancing are about the only forms of exercise I’ll do!