Regular weekend walks together with an active social calendar have made the Chilterns Weekend Walkers one of the fastest growing walking groups affiliated to the Ramblers Association. The Group was founded in 2006 by a number of people moving out of the age group traditionally served by the Chilterns 20s & 30s Group. We have grown rapidly in that time and now boast more than 400 members from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Whilst our main age group tends to be walkers in their 40s or 50s, we welcome walkers of whatever age who are looking for a friendly and welcoming group. We're always pleased to see new walkers so do come along and try us out. Just introduce yourself to the walk leader on the day.
The group has an active programme of walks throughout the year, and as our name suggests, these are mostly on a Saturday or Sunday. However, in the summer we also offer a midweek programme too. Our walks are usually between 5 and 12 miles and are mostly located in the picturesque Chiltern Hills stretching from the River Thames in the West right across to Hertfordshire. We guarantee you great scenery with the odd steep hill thrown in too.
Walks are led by volunteer members of the group, and on average you can expect around 20 people to come along, but numbers do vary. Most walks are listed on the Ramblers Association website and additional details are sent out on a weekly basis to our mailing list.
When we're not walking, we like to relax and have fun. Alongside our walks we have a very active social programme with members hosting pub nights, restaurant meals, concert & theatre trips, and our popular annual Christmas Party.
We like to explore further afield, and organise a number of weekend trips for Group members throughout the year. Whether you enjoy the coast or the mountains or perhaps a trip overseas, there's something for everyone.
Regular Walkers with the group are expected to become members of the Ramblers Association and to specify CWW as their "home group".