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Box No: 211724

I am a Male Walker, in my mid 50s, based near Biggleswade hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I enjoy long day walks, have done a few 20+ mile walks. Would like some company when out walking at the weekends. Can plan routes. I walk mainly on my own but I am getting rather tired of my own company. If you are interested in meeting someone that is genuine then please feel free to contact me

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The English Midlands; East Anglia; The Heart of England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I can cope with a little bit of scrambling if it is short and there are no steep drops. I'm happy to walk in all weathers - sunshine, snow, hail, wind & rain - bring it on. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are pretty good. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Challenge Events

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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new Box No: 209276

I am a Female Walker, in my late 50s, based near Reading hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hi.
Retired,very young at heart lady, with good sense of humour, enjoys walking in nice places, and taking in the scenery, visiting a gallery, quaint coffee shop, historical building, places of interest. Enjoy watching my team play football too :) Currently tend to walk alone locally in west Berkshire area, taking the train to villages outside of area at times..
Always enjoyed adventures to new places..would love to share some of that with someone who has the time.
Now I have more time, would be lovely to share the moments and have a laugh and an adventure along the way...stop off to take in the scenery and some lunch.....
I'm open to walking in most places, usually near to home, And surrounding areas, but not restricted to that and happy to venture further afield,once I know someone to go for walks with...Love walking in countryside and to villages with things to see 😊..
I do enjoy a tranquil setting...A short train ride and I'm in London Paddington.Enjoy some walks around London too,
I completed the walk around Hadrian's wall some years ago..completed over a few weekends...😊👍
I've not been on here for some time. Decided to take up more walking, so I'm back :)
Do get in touch maybe have a chat see if we feel it would be a good move forward.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I really don't like Scrambling & Edges - they are defintely not for me. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. Sadly, my map reading & navigation skills are pretty hopeless. I don't drive.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Trips Away, Watching Some Sport, Enjoy Watching Football ..visiting Historical Buildings ,

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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new Box No: 102098

I am a Male Walker, in my early 70s, based near Nottingham hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I live close to the Peak District. I know it really well and love it, but equally love walking in Wales, The Lakes, Yorkshire, Northumbria and other parts too. I first got the walking bug whilst doing a charity walk in Snowdonia in 1998 (Crib Goch at 4 a.m.). I'm happy walking on hilltops and along valleys, canals, rivers and dales. I walk to chill and enjoy what's there and around me, not to race to the end. What would make my day complete though is some good company to share the views, some good conversation (serious or silly), laughter and after walk refreshments or a meal. I'm just into my 70's but am fit and younger in appearance and character. I can get along with most people of all ages. I generally like to walk between 5-10 miles I'm chilled, have a quick wit and great sense of humour. I drive and don't see anywhere on the mainland as too far. My other interests are landscape photography, art, city breaks and the theatre to mention a few but always happy to try something new. If you enjoy your walking and are interested in joining me, doplease get in touch.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8:9:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East Scotland; Southern Scotland; North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I quite enjoy Scrambling & Edges but don't like too much exposure. I'm happy to walk in all weathers - sunshine, snow, hail, wind & rain - bring it on. I like walking with dogs but do not have one of my own. I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are pretty good. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Wild Camping - Camping out in the wilds well away from anyone & any facilities;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;

By putting my profile on here I am hoping to meet someone special.

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new Box No: 223304

I am a Male Walker, in my late 40s, based near Shrewsbury hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I'm planning to do the West Highland Way later in the year, an idea which I got whilst on a multi centred camping trip with my van. I also like short strolls along the local river or up a local hill. So in terms of making walking friends I am pretty flexible in terms of your interest.

I also enjoy overseas travel, pre pandemic I was in the habit of making regualr winter trips to India (not necessarily walking trips). I have recently decided to combine trekking in the Himalayas with travelling in Southern India this winter. The details aren't yet decided but I am aiming for an extended trip.

As you may have noticed, I ticked the box to say that I am looking for walking friends but I would be happy if someone special came along. If you think you might be that'someone special' then you do need to be female and you might want to know a bit more about me... feel free to to ask. Walking friends of any gender or sexuality are welcome.

I hope to hear from you soon :)

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8:9:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East Scotland; Southern Scotland; North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; The Heart of England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I like walking with dogs but do not have one of my own. Even if I say so myself, I consider my map reading & navigation skills to be excellent. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Wild Camping - Camping out in the wilds well away from anyone & any facilities;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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new Box No: 59832

I am a Male Walker, in my late 50s, based near Basingstoke hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I now work part time so have plenty of time to go walking locally and nationally. I am friendly and reliable and like to chat on a walk.

I am looking for people who love walking and are looking for someone to join them. I would like to meet someone who is also interested in walking some of the long distance paths across the country. Sometimes we need a bit of motivation and encouragement and it is always better to have some company and support. Distance and speed are not that important. I equally enjoy local half day walks in the south of England to all day challenges in the mountains. But, it's always nice to end up in a country pub at the end of the day.

I am a reasonable map reader and whilst generally cautious by nature, I am fairly confident in the mountains. I have a car so can travel as necessary. I like to chat about about most things and it would be a bonus if you had a good sense of humour too. I'll try to respond to all responses.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East Scotland; Southern Scotland; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are pretty good. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Mountain Biking

Important: For the avoidence of doubt I am definitely not looking for anything other than someone to go walking with.

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Box No: 98512

I am a Male Walker, in my early 60s, based near Stoke On Trent hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I'm a recently retired 63 year old living in the Staffordshire Moorlands. I moved here when I retired as I enjoy walking in the Peak District so much but also enjoy walking in other areas. Location isn't too important as I am prepared to travel to meet for a walk.

I am fit and competent and enjoy a challenging walk or an easy walk and I like to take in the views whichever. I am open to any level of walk as it's sometimes good to just get out and it's always good to find a good pub or cafe at the end. As well as walking I also enjoy running and cycling although I can just enjoy being outdoors watching and listening. It's the simple things in life that appeal to me most.

As much as I enjoy the outdoors it is by no means everything to me. I enjoy listening to a lot of music having a very broad taste and especially like live music but not in big venues. I also enjoy cinema and theatre or just having a chat in a café or pub with friends.

It would be great to share the outdoors and other things with a like minded woman though I have a very inquisitive mind and I'd be more than happy to be introduced to new interests.

My boring details are I'm single with no children or any other ties. I'm 5'8" and slim/average build.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. I'm happy to walk in all weathers - sunshine, snow, hail, wind & rain - bring it on. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are pretty good. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Wild Camping - Camping out in the wilds well away from anyone & any facilities;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;
  • Road Cycling
  • Running

By putting my profile on here I am hoping to meet someone special.

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Box No: 112112

I am a Male Walker, in my early 50s, based near Malvern hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hello. I am looking for a walking partner for local, regional or even national walks. Maybe also overseas! I've recently moved to the Malvern Hills area where there are many interesting walks over hills and through woods, so do come along and visit! I enjoy all kinds of walking, from low level meandering along a wooded valley to scrambling in the Lake District. I also enjoy camping, in the right weather (!), and cycling.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8:9:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I love Scrambling & Edges - the more exposure the better. I'm happy to walk in all weathers - sunshine, snow, hail, wind & rain - bring it on. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. Even if I say so myself, I consider my map reading & navigation skills to be excellent. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Wild Camping - Camping out in the wilds well away from anyone & any facilities;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;
  • Road Cycling
  • Mountain Biking

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 216161

I am a Female Walker, in my early 60s, based near London hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I live in London, but have done lots of long distance path walking and a fair bit of mountain walking in Scotland, Arran, Cairngorms, Mull... I would love to explore more of the countryside, mostly the northern half of the country and Ireland, which I'm sorry to say I've never been to!

I work part-time as a bicycle instructor, helping people to be confident riding on the road. I'm fairly flexible about when I can go away, because I pick my own hours :-).

Don't be put off by the fact that I live in London! I can travel! And of course there are some lovely walks around London.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8:9:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
Southern Scotland; North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England; Ulster (Uladh), Ireland Connacht, Ireland; Leinster (Laighin), Ireland; Munster (Am Mhumhain), Ireland;
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A bit more about me:

I quite enjoy Scrambling & Edges but don't like too much exposure. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. If pushed, I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are rather poor at best. I can drive. I do not have my own vehicle but can borrow or rent one.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Road Cycling

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 111772

I am a Male Walker, in my early 70s, based near Barnsley hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I'm a Male 73 from South Yorkshire. I'm looking for a Female Companion (aged 55 to 72)for Walking, Days Out, SightSeeing, Visiting places of interest etc. You should live in Hull Unitary, North Yorks, West Yorks, South Yorks, North Lincs, Northeast Lincs, Bassetlaw

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; East Anglia; The Heart of England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. I prefer warm, dry & sunny weather but can cope with the odd shower. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I don't drive.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Wild Camping - Camping out in the wilds well away from anyone & any facilities;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;
  • Road Cycling
  • Historical Culture,wildlife Trusts,rspb,the Woodlands Trust Ramblers Member

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 214063

I am a Male Walker, in my late 60s, based near Bath hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: My name is Steve and I have just turned 67 and live on the edge of Bath. I lost my wife very suddenly 18 months ago and this has been difficult to come to terms with, we used to walk together. I have started doing more things and go walking with a group but that is not my preferred option as I like to be able to stop and take in the views when appropriate, this is not so easy when in a group.
If a walk can be combined with a pub visit part way through or at the end all the better.
I usually walk around 8 or 9 miles but can easily do up to 12 or so. Equally I am happy on shorter walks of 5 or 6 miles. We had completed over 75% of the SW Coast Path and I would be interested in other long distance paths such as Wainwrights.
My general interests centre around sport, heritage and environmental issues. I volunteer at a local city farm.
Locally I have walked a lot around the Mendips and South Cotswolds but have also spent a fair amount of time on the Quantocks, Exmoor, Dorset coast and East Devon areas. This summer I also have access to a base (caravan) near Sidmouth.
With covid restrictions hopefully ending and the weather improving I hope to be able to find someone to join me on walks.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. I prefer warm, dry & sunny weather but can cope with the odd shower. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 222342

I am a Female Walker, in my early 20s, based near Oxford hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hi, I'm a female in my early 20's and I'm planning to hike the alta via 1 in the Italian Dolomites this August. I'm looking for a hiking buddy to join me for a 5 day hike - 80km staying in campsites and mountain huts whilst taking in the amazing views! I'm planning to do the hike from the 22nd-28th of August for my 22nd birthday :) I would say I'm a very chilled but adventurous person that will give anything a go for the memories! I'm also someone that gets along with everyone!

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8:9:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The Heart of England;
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A bit more about me:

I quite enjoy Scrambling & Edges but don't like too much exposure. I prefer warm, dry & sunny weather but can cope with the odd shower. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are pretty good. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;
  • Mountain Biking

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 199651

I am a Male Walker, in my late 60s, based near Derby hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hello, I am looking for walking companions. Living close to the Peak district, this is where I do most of my walking. I usually walk around 8_10 miles, but don't mind short walks too and like to take in the scenery, photography playing a big part of my memories. I have visited many walking areas and really enjoyed them, in particular the Long Mynd, Pembroke coast, Lake District, Devon, Dorset and Yorkshire.
At the end of a walk I find nothing to beat a hearty pub meal and a pint. Looking forward to hearing from you.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 2:3:4:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; The Heart of England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. Sorry, but I really do not like walking with Dogs. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Road Cycling
  • Mountain Biking

By putting my profile on here I am hoping to meet someone special.

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Box No: 87638

I am a Male Walker, in my late 40s, based near West Yorkshire hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hi all,

I'm a late-forties male, and I would like to meet new walking friends, male or female to spend time walking and enjoying our wonderful countryside and just being outdoors.

I enjoy all forms of walking, multi-day, long distance paths and less strenuous steadier day walks too. Oddly enough my walks usually end at a nice country pub or two! There is nothing nicer than a lovely pub at the end of a great days walking.
I'm experienced at map reading and navigating and I enjoy the planning of walks on both traditional paper maps and also using GPS.
Sometimes I'll take a lightweight tent and camp and make it an outdoors weekend or stay in a B&B.
My 'bread and butter' walking area is Yorkshire but I'm equally happy anywhere in the countryside.

I work part-time; so I've some availability on a weekday and also some weekends too. If you want someone to walk with who won't get you lost (I promise!) and has a good sense of humour, that would be me! Please do drop me a line..

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 2:3:4:5:6:7:8:9:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; The Heart of England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I can cope with a little bit of scrambling if it is short and there are no steep drops. I'm happy to walk in all weathers - sunshine, snow, hail, wind & rain - bring it on. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are pretty good. I can drive but do not have access to a vehicle.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Wild Camping - Camping out in the wilds well away from anyone & any facilities;
  • Peak Bagging - where the aim is to climb all the hills or mountains on a particular list such as 'bagging' all the Wainwrights or Munros;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 221957

I am a Male Walker, in my late 30s, based near Ruislip hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hello. Recently Signed Off. Looking For Company While Walking. Willing To Contribute Towards Petrol When Vehicle Required To Reach Different Destinations. Hold A License Yet Currently Without Car But Plan To Purchase In Due Time

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 6:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. I prefer warm, dry & sunny weather but can cope with the odd shower. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. If pushed, I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are rather poor at best. I can drive but do not have access to a vehicle.

I am also interested in:

  • Wild Camping - Camping out in the wilds well away from anyone & any facilities;
  • Peak Bagging - where the aim is to climb all the hills or mountains on a particular list such as 'bagging' all the Wainwrights or Munros;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 221273

I am a Male Walker, in my late 60s, based near Godalming hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: My name is Eric. I'm just 69, retired and I live in Surrey between Guildford and Godalming. I'm happily married but my wife does not share a great interest in walking - so I need a supply of buddies! Looking for companions of either gender to walk both locally in SE England and (occasionally) a bit further afield. I'm retired so most days are good walking opportunities. I'm 6' tall and I'm fit for anything the Surrey Hills can throw at me. Usually about 10 miles maximum. I like local history, geography, gardening, old cars. Quietly eccentric with good sense of humour. I try to plan a pub lunch midway in any walk. I'm very happy to devise new walks and visit new places based on OS maps.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I really don't like Scrambling & Edges - they are defintely not for me. I prefer warm, dry & sunny weather but can cope with the odd shower. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. Even if I say so myself, I consider my map reading & navigation skills to be excellent. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;

Important: For the avoidence of doubt I am definitely not looking for anything other than someone to go walking with.

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Box No: 221525

I am a Male Walker, in my mid 40s, based near Gillingham hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hi, I'm Paul and I started walking during the first Covid lockdown to improve my physical health and mental well-being.

I had also hoped it would reduce my waistline, but I like my food too much. Fitness has improved, but weight loss is still a work in progress. I have recently started indoor cycling as well to burn some more calories and wouldn't mind going for a bike ride either.

I've increased my walking distance over time and can now comfortably manage up to 10 miles a day and continuing to increase this further.

I've only walked around Kent so far and would like to walk further afield and see as much of the UK and beyond as possible. I'm self employed so pretty flexible when it comes to when I can walk and I drive, so travelling to meet up for walks is no problem.

I'm up for an adventure or challenge and equally like walking along the coast or in the countryside. Day walks, weekend walks, camping or backpacking are fine by me. Picnic stops to admire the views and visiting places of interest along the way, followed by a nice pub at the end of the day are some of my favourite things. I like most genres of music, have a wicked sense of humour and am very easy going.

If you would like some company on a walk or bike ride, please get in touch.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East Scotland; Southern Scotland; North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
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A bit more about me:

I can cope with a little bit of scrambling if it is short and there are no steep drops. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Peak Bagging - where the aim is to climb all the hills or mountains on a particular list such as 'bagging' all the Wainwrights or Munros;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Back Packing - Multi-day walks carrying all your gear & wild camping;
  • Road Cycling
  • Mountain Biking

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 221110

I am a Female Walker, in my early 60s, based near Bath hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I used to go walking with my husband but sadly, he passed away.In the prime of our lives we climbed the highest mountains in the UK, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ireland etc. I'm retired now so have lots of time. I love travelling so can meet anywhere. I think I'm still fit and have a strong desire to continue to travel in this country and abroad.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East Scotland; Southern Scotland; North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England; Ulster (Uladh), Ireland Connacht, Ireland; Leinster (Laighin), Ireland; Munster (Am Mhumhain), Ireland;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. Sorry, but I really do not like walking with Dogs. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;

By putting my profile on here I am hoping to meet someone special.

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Box No: 217415

I am a Male Walker, in my early 50s, based near Rugby hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hi! I'm Andy. Having recently taken early retirement I want to spend as much time as possible walking and exploring our beautiful country (and abroad, when we're allowed!), something I didn't have enough time to do when I was working. I often walk alone, but it would be good to have company sometimes, especially on trips further afield and multiday walks. I go walking midweek (Monday to Thursday) which might fit your schedule if you work shifts or at weekends.

A perfect walk for me is one where you can constantly look around in awe at fantastic scenery, so I tend to gravitate towards hillwalking, mountains and coasts. I am reasonably fit and may walk up to 13 miles in a day, but I always look at the quality of the walk rather than the length, so often walk shorter distances. A perfect walk should also have some food and a couple of beers built in, either during or afterwards (preferably both!)

My day-walking in the past few years has been in the Peak District and The Cotswolds, as they are fairly local to me, but with longer trips to Snowdonia and Scotland. However, I am a confident navigator and am looking forward to exploring other areas of the country. I am a fan of staying in nice pubs with rooms when away from home for a night or two.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 3:4:5:6:7:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East Scotland; Southern Scotland; North East England; North West England; Yorkshire; The English Midlands; Wales; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. I prefer warm, dry & sunny weather but can cope with the odd shower. Sorry, but I really do not like walking with Dogs. Even if I say so myself, I consider my map reading & navigation skills to be excellent. I can drive and have a car.

I am a Qualified Ramblers Holidays Walk Leader.

Important: For the avoidence of doubt I am definitely not looking for anything other than someone to go walking with.

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Box No: 221451

I am a Male Walker, in my late 40s, based near Bicester hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hi My first climb was Snowdonia in October and I am hooked. Would love to find a companion to walk and climb. I want to do the Kinder scout in Peak District and Climb the Lake district Mountains before Easter. I am easy going and enjoy a good laugh. I like to stay fit and active. I don't do runs but I enjoy occasional High Intensity Interval Training. I also do weights. I do like to eat healthy and only drink socially.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 3:4:5:6:7:8:9:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
North West Scotland; North East England; North West England; The English Midlands; Wales; The Heart of England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. I'm happy to walk in all weathers - sunshine, snow, hail, wind & rain - bring it on. Sorry, but I really do not like walking with Dogs. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Mountain Biking

Important: For the avoidence of doubt I am definitely not looking for anything other than someone to go walking with.

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Box No: 221329

I am a Female Walker, in my mid 60s, based near Chichester hoping to meet both Male and Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Enjoy costal walking and walking in the South Downs, hoping to do the English Coast Path (Hampshire, West and East Sussex completed). Happy to do day walks, or a few miles over several days, happy to camp in the summer or b&bs if a bit cooler. Recently retired so happy to walk during week or at weekends.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 3:4:5:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The English Midlands; Wales; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. Sorry, but I really do not like walking with Dogs. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 220261

I am a Female Walker, in my mid 70s, based near Southampton hoping to meet just Male new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Not ready for old age yet! I miss male company. Sadly my male friends are unwell, not able to go walking.Which is why I'd like to walk with a male friend who, like me, is interested in the state of the world, is curious, can see the funny side of life, who is respectful and considerate of self and others. Who is comfortable with meaningful conversation and silence...and anything in between.
In the past I've walked in Norway and Andalusia....locally in the forest, on beaches, South Downs.

I'm not solely into getting to a destination, love stops to take in my surroundings, maybe with a coffee or small snack?
I'd like to explore Wild places in Uk or elsewhere...maybe camping, wild swimming. Don't rule out a city walk. Locally or further afield. I would like to be guided by someone else's ideas or experiences.
I know about myself that I can get overenthusiastic and overdo it..
so would like to communicate clearly about where we are going and what it entails.
Over the last few years have not done much walking so am building strength and stamina which i Really want to do! Plus very important at my time of life!!!!
I work three days a week with long holidays and a lot of flexibility.
My hobbies are people, the Arts, live music, reading, films (series during lock down!)international, community, nature, acting to save our planet from the mess we've made!

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
Wales; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I can cope with a little bit of scrambling if it is short and there are no steep drops. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I like walking with dogs but do not have one of my own. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;
  • Wild Camping - Camping out in the wilds well away from anyone & any facilities;

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 194252

I am a Male Walker, in my mid 70s, based near Wolverhampton West Midlands hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: I am a 74 year old male and would very much like to meet a lady for occasional day / afternoon walking
I usually walk ten to twelve miles a week alone but it is not the same as having a walking companion to chat to
Most of my walking in the past has been in Staffordshire - Derbyshire Shropshire and North and South Wales
I have had several holidays walking on the South West coast path
and would love to return now Covid is not such a problem
I have had all three jabs as required
I am prepared to travel to meet someone for a walk and also stay over at a hotel if required

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The English Midlands; Wales; The Heart of England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I can cope with a little bit of scrambling if it is short and there are no steep drops. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Camping on Campsites - Camping where there is a shop, toilets, showers & possibly a pub;

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 218898

I am a Female Walker, in my mid 60s, based near Birmingham hoping to meet just Male new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Over the last few years I have done a few long distance paths - Offas Dyke,Thames Path,Dales Way etc mostly solo.I carry my kit but I don't often camp.Prefer hostels,B and B etc
But I am a divorcee with part ownership of a narrowboat so would love to find someone with skills at narrow boating to combine it with walking maybe in the future but initially looking for someone for shorter day walks to explore platonic friendship. I am easy going with a sense of humour.My hobbies are reading and gardening..I am still working part time often at weekends so can walk on weekdays.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 2:3:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The English Midlands; Wales; The Heart of England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I can cope with a little bit of scrambling if it is short and there are no steep drops. I'm happy to walk in most weathers but do not like snow and ice. Sorry, but I really do not like walking with Dogs. To be honest, my map reading & navigation skills are a bit averagely average. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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Box No: 111888

I am a Female Walker, in my mid 50s, based near Littlehampton hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Anyone out there in West or East Sussex want to go 4 a walk!! Hi I am 59 and love to walk. My adorable dog Rocket my walking buddy is 2 years old and is willing and able to cope with distance or challenging terrain. Married with two sons 21 and 27 and a hard working husband. Live only 5 minutes stroll from the English Channel and the back drop of the South Downs with its extensive walking path routes. I travel to Austria almost every year to hike/walk whilst my husband finds the road cycling routes. I work part time with flexible hours. I am looking for female walking buddies for walking all levels weekdays and/or weekends close to home or further afield. I am interested in architecture, flora and fauna, wildlife and also any walking routes that are themed. I am quite a brisk walker but like to stop and take in my surrounding. I look forward to meeting you........... Recently obtained NNAS Bronze Certificate.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 1:2:3:4:5:6:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The English Midlands; Wales; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

I really don't like Scrambling & Edges - they are defintely not for me. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I'm not bothered about dogs one way or the other. I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are pretty good. I can drive and have a car.

NNAS Bronze certificate

I am also interested in:

  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Bird Watching

Important: For the avoidence of doubt I am definitely not looking for anything other than someone to go walking with.

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Box No: 217845

I am a Male Walker, in my mid 60s, based near Maidenhead hoping to meet just Female new friends to go walking with.

My Message: Hi, I'm looking to meet some friendly company to go walking with mainly on weekends due to work commitments and ideally within an hours drive of Maidenhead. I like to walk 5-10 miles at a reasonable pace, but don't want a route march. The perfect walk includes good lighthearted conversation, a coffee break and a pub at the end. I mainly walk the Thames Path and the Chilterns these days, with a bit of the South West Coast Path thrown in when I'm in the area. Happy to consider longer walks further afield when time permits and definitely want to do more of the South West Coast Path.

My Preferred Walk Grades*: 2:3:4:5:

My Preferred Walk Areas:
The English Midlands; East Anglia; The Heart of England; South East England; South West England;
(click each link to see other walkers wanting to walk there)

A bit more about me:

When it comes to Scrambling & Edges I'm OK with the occasional edge or scramble but don't go looking for it. With regard to the weather, this is the UK so it's going to rain sooner or later isn't it? Fine with me, I've got waterproofs. I like walking with dogs but do not have one of my own. I'd say my map reading & navigation skills are pretty good. I can drive and have a car.

I am also interested in:

  • Long Distance Path Walking - Multi-day walks like The Pennine Way, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk;
  • Motorcycling

I am not actively looking for anyone other than a new walking companion but if that right person came along . . .

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