Our goal is to promote walking as a means of wellbeing for women
Our next walk will be from Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday 1st February - please click on event for details .....
"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 causes close to our members' hearts.
Usually held the 'first-Sunday-of-the-month', these 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. Ideal for training, or for experiencing the more remote areas of our spectacular Welsh landscape, these are still at a pace to suit all. There's never competitiveness - just the mutual enjoyment of like-minded people appreciating the great outdoors!
Some of our intrepid members have accomplished notable expeditions (Mount Kilimanjaro 2010; Nepal Himalayan Trek 2011 and Base Camp Everest 2012) in aid of charities and raising in excess of £130,000. Our next venture will be to trek Patagonia in the footsteps of our forebears during November 2015. The event will mark the 150th Anniversary of Welsh settlers in this South American region and is to raise funds for Velindre Cancer Care http://www.velindrefundraising.com/