How to Find New Walking Friends, Partners & Walking Groups
Stop Press! If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm or Blackberry you can now use it to find New Walking Friends and Walk Groups with go4awalk Mobile. You can Log On and Reply to any of the messages already on the board or post your own message. Here's how. Simply enter www.go4awalk.com in your iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm or Blackberry's internet browser (e.g. Safari) and follow the on-screen links.
Want to walk but got nobody to walk with? Not everyone wants to go walking alone. No-one to share the view, no-one to share the experience, no-one to share that warming cup of tomato soup. Besides, all the experts say it is safer to go into the hills & mountains with experienced friends and partners.
Making new friends is never easy - but if we help you meet just one new walking partner you'll be mighty glad you joined.
This is how it works:
- Log On and complete our Place a Message Form. Placing a message is FREE - but you do have to be an Account Holder with go4awalk.com and Logged On first. This is so you know you will only be replying to, and getting responses from, like-minded, fellow walkers who really are genuinely looking for new walking friends and companions.
- We will send you an email asking you to confirm this is what you intended. This email will come from Clare using the address:
It will be entitled Please confirm your Find a Friend Message. It will not contain any attachments. It should usually take no more than a few minutes to arrive. IMPORTANT: Please ensure this email address is in your address book/on your white list and any spam filters are set to accept it. This is to ensure that you can receive emails from genuine fellow walkers replying to your message.
- Once you have confirmed, we will give your message a unique box number (eg Box 1000) and place it at the top of the Find a Friend Message Board. Your name and email will not be published at any time - even to fellow walkers replying to your message.
- All replies to your message post will be sent to you as an email. This email will come from Clare using the address:
It will be entitled Someone has replied to your Find a Friend message on go4awalk.com. It will not contain any attachments. It should usually take no more than a few minutes to arrive. IMPORTANT: Please ensure this email address is in your address book/on your white list and any spam filters are set to accept it. This is to ensure that you can receive emails from fellow walkers replying to your message.
- You decide whether to respond or not.
- When you see a message post you would like to respond to, click on the 'reply to this message' link. (If you are not already logged on you will be asked to do so).
- Write your reply and we will send it along with your account (log on) email address to the message post author as an email from Clare using the address:
- The message post author will then reply to you by email to your account (log on) email address if they choose to do so.
If you have a message post on the Find New Walking Friends Message Board you can see it at any time.
If you decide to remove your message post you will still be able to see all the replies it received when it was active.
NB. Replies to your message post are sent to your account (log on) email address as an email as well (see 'Replies to your Post on the Message Board' above).
NB. Any replies to messages you have sent will be in your email inbox (addressed to your account (Log On) email address). Only replies made directly to your Find New Walking Friends Message Post will appear on the 'Replies Recieved' page.
You can make changes or update to your message post at any time using our edit message facility.
You can remove your message post at any time using our remove message facility.
Placing a message is free - but you do have to be a Current go4awalk.com Account Holder with available credits and Logged On. Placing, or changing, your message post does not use up any account credits. You can change your message post as many times as you like but you can only have one message post per acccount.
Your message post will only get replies from current go4awalk.com account holders - so you can be sure that all your responses will be from like-minded genuine fellow walkers who are looking for a walking partner and enjoy walking in the same areas as you do.
Each message post on the Find New Walking Friends Message Board you reply to uses one credit, whether the message author replies or not. You can use all your credits to reply to message posts on the Find New Walking Friends Message Board if you choose to. To see what else you can use your account credits for and how it works see - how it works.
Accounts do not have a time limit and last for life or until you have used up all your credits.
Each account entitles you to any combination of our award winning Walk Route Maps; Downloadable GPS Waypoints; Peak Bagging Maps and Tick Lists; our MUST-DO Walk Collections or Find New Walking Friends' contact details until you have used all your credits.
For more details about how the credit system works see How it Works.
If you use up all your credits your Message Post will remain on the message board so other account holders can still send replies (see 'Replies to your Post on the Message Board' above).
You will also be unable to contact the authors of these new message posts. Periodically, we will contact the authors of message posts that appear to be dormant and remove the ones from walkers who do not respond.
When you have used up all your credits you will be invited to top up your account when you next Log On.
The go4awalk.com Find New Walking Friends, Partners and Walking Groups is designed to put walkers who like walking (like you) in touch with fellow walkers who like walking (like you).
It is about forging friendships and sharing the countryside with kindred souls.
We know it works because lots of people mention other go4awalkers they have been walking with in their message replies*.
However, we did receive the following:
"Meeting Somebody Special
I came into UK appr. 6 years ago and since I was always feeling lonely until nearly 2 years ago when I discovered www.go4awalk.co.uk. My biggest hobby is hiking since my childhood and I love nature - it was logical I wanted to find somebody with the same interests. I registered with your website and answered two friendfinder inserts. One of them was a real gem! I found my soulmate. The attraction was immediate. Soon we moved together and now we are planning our wedding. If we got day off from our job and a weather is not so bad, we always go for a walk somewhere nice. Andy is a perfect man for me and he teached me lots about the english countryside. I'm very thankful to you (Andy too), because with your help we met each other. We wish lot of success and luck to you and to your website. Kind regards: MG, Hailsham
So you'll never know if you don't try!
*go4awalk.com reserves the right to monitor replies at random for misuse/abuse/innappropriate language.