We are a group of women who network whilst walking and talking. We are not a conventional serious walking group, we donate £10 to charity per walk, talk, amble, talk some more, walk a stretching bit, laugh, admire a fantastic view from the top of a hill, and then are very likely to relax over a glass of wine afterwards before returning to our busy lives feeling much better as a result.
The founder of Welsh Women Walking Jacquie Williams explains:
I am passionate about promoting walking as a means of wellbeing, and came up with this concept of taking networking out of the usual environments and into the fresh air. Our monthly walks are a great way of getting fit and enjoying the beautiful Welsh countryside while making new contacts and enjoying quality time with existing contacts. We have lots of fun walking and chatting, and have been nicknamed Welsh Women Talking!
We want to share with as many women as possible the benefits of walking as a low impact and highly beneficial form of exercise. I believe whilst walking we lose more weight from our heads than our bodies, it really helps to declutter our minds and keep us fit physically and mentally for our business and home lives. It was whilst walking that I had the idea of taking a team of women up Kilimanjaro - so be warned! We get a real sense of satisfaction as all money raised during Welsh Women Walking Events is donated to our nominated charities – this year Tŷ Hafan and Marie Curie.
The current leader of Welsh Women walking Pauline Fuller adds:
We're a very friendly, informal group who welcome new ladies to join at any time. An attractive aspect is that there are no formalities such as membership forms or fees, we operate on the very simple basis that whoever turns up contribute £10 at the start of the walk which is then donated to a designated charity. We've also raised monies for our good causes through various fundraising events and expeditions.
On a personal note: WWW has made such a positive difference to my life over the past couple of years since I joined. I've visited places I thought I would never see, faced challenges that helped me find strengths and abilities I never knew I had (as well as recognising my limitations!) and discovered the wonderfully diverse natural beauty of our local landscape which can only truly be appreciated by foot. All this in the amazing company of inspiring women, a number of whom have become firm friends for life.
Welsh Women Walking First Sunday First Sunday of the Month A 3-4 hours hill-walk to walk and talk and donate £10 per walker to our charities.
Welsh Women Yomping
As and when we can find someone brave enough to lead us. A hike of 6-8 hours. These are challenging and suitable for those who are fairly fit and used to hill walking.
The Yomps are usually run by the intrepid Emma Harrison. To join this list please email Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org
Expeditions So far we've done Kilimanajaro, a trek in Nepal and reached Everest Base Camp raising £130,000 to date.Register for our mail list to keep up to date with our next challenge, there's sure to be one!