Our goal is to promote walking as a means of wellbeing for women
This month's walk, Sunday 1st December, began at St Donat's Castle, Llantwit Major. After completing the 5-mile Heritage Coast circular route we enjoyed a Xmas craft fair, food hall and yuletide carols to get us into the Christmas spirit! Information on our New Year walk will be available soon .....
"Welsh Women Walking (...Talking, Laughing, Listening) has been a life-line for me. To join a group that knows nothing about you, nobody to judge you, but always a great welcome when we meet ... whilst working my way through the untimely, and avoidable, death of my eldest son Kyle. Sometimes you just need to get out of a negative environment to think, to laugh ... to recharge your 'Giggle Bank'!!!... And together we have raised ££££££s for Charities"
Welsh Women Walking enjoy walking, talking and meeting new people whilst raising money for charities.
Our Goal Is To Promote Walking As A Means Of Wellbeing For Women
We're a very friendly group and welcome new ladies to join at any time. There are no membership forms or fees as we operate on the simple basis that participants make a donation to charity for the walk they attend (suggested amount £10).
The charities we support vary from walk to walk and include Ty Hafan Children's Hospice, Breast Cancer Care, local charities to the area of the walk and other causes close to our members' hearts.
Our 'first-Sunday-of-the-month' walks are for all levels of fitness and at a pace to suit all. These are generally around 2 1/2 hours / 6 mile duration - and quite likely to end with either a coffee and cake or lunch and glass of wine!
We regularly organise longer, and more strenuous, 'Yomps' which involve a fair amount of hill walking and activity. These are ideal for training purposes or for experiencing the more remote areas of our spectacular Welsh landscape that can only be reached, and truly appreciated, on foot.
Some of our intrepid members have accomplished notable expeditions: Mount Kilimanjaro 2010; Nepal Himalayan Trek 2011 and Base Camp Everest 2012 in aid of charity, raising in excess of £130,000.