Who are the Berkshire Weekend Walkers?
We are a relatively new walking group that started up in July 2012. We are based in Berkshire (in the UK) and we are part of the Ramblers.
The Ramblers (the UK hiking association) has eight established walking groups in the county of Berkshire:
the East Berkshire Group, the Mid Berkshire Group, the West Berkshire Group, the South-East Berkshire Group, the Pang Valley Group, the Loddon Valley Group, the Windsor & District Group, and the Berkshire Walkers.
The Berkshire Walkers is a group especially for people in their 20s and 30s. The other groups are more traditional, leading walks during week days and at weekends. They also take part in valuable volunteer work such as the maintenance of the rights-of-way within their local areas.
The Berkshire Weekend Walkers, as the name implies, walk at weekends when most people of working age can get out for a walk. We also organise a few social events for weekday evenings and weekends. We are therefore quite similar to the Berkshire Walkers 20s and 30s group, but without the age restriction. Our membership is mainly made up of people in their 40s and older but people of any age are welcome.
If you are in your 20s or 30s and wish to walk with other people of the same age-group then you may prefer to join the Berkshire Walkers 20s & 30s group instead, but if you're happy to walk with people of a wider age range then you're very welcome to join our group.
The Berkshire Weekend Walkers organise walks all over Berkshire and occasionally venture into the neighbouring counties. Our programme also includes some walks organised jointly with the other local walking groups. We also share some social events and weekends away with the Berkshire Walkers 20s & 30s group.