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Walks: If you have an idea for a walk or if you wish to lead a walk, please submit your walk details.

Socials: If you have any ideas for socials, please submit your social.

Publicity: For media/marketing enquiries, please email publicity@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk 

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Metropolitan Walkers committee

The group is run by a committee of volunteers elected annually. Find out more about the current committee and their roles below.

Chair: Illana Wearn
chair@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 

I’ve been a member of the Met Walkers since July 2014 and I’ve not looked back! I love walking in the countryside and meeting new people and have got more involved, becoming chair in November after two years as social secretary. I am generally out walking every Saturday and attend most socials, mid-week walks, and can’t resist exploring new places during the weekends away. And of course, I’m generally the last one in the pub!

Secretary: Rhiannon Green
secretary@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 Rhiannon Green

I've been a member of MW for over 7 years and on the committee for nearly 5. I first joined to meet a new bunch of people and get outdoors. I grew up in the countryside and really missed being able to walk straight out into fields and rolling hills. MW has encouraged me to explore many new places and landscapes, some as far afield as Myanmar and Iceland! In my role, I send all communications out to the membership and answer queries from potential newbies. Get in touch if I can help with anything! 

Membership: Claire Hewitt
membership@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 Claire

As membership secretary I have been welcoming new members to the group for three years, and have been a member myself for over five. Just six months into my membership I began leading walks for the group and love an 8-12 mile ramble in the Sussex and Surrey countryside, especially in the Oxted area. The group is a great way to meet new friends and escape the big city for a day.

Walks Coordinator: Andrew Torrance
walks@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 

After nine years in London assuming there were no hills, followed by three years in the group rekindling my love of the outdoors, I have taken on the role of Walks Coordinator. This involves putting together the programme of weekend walks, and occasionally drumming up some more. With around 180 weekend walks a year (and space for 250), that’s plenty to keep up my spreadsheet skills. I can usually be found at the front of the longer walks, at least until there’s a hill, or evangelising about the joys of longer walks during midweek evening strolls.

Weekday Walks Coordinator: Ratul Ray
walks@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 Ratul

I have been a member for nearly five years, going more regularly over the last three years. I started off mainly doing walks of 8-14 miles and midweek walks. I now prefer walks of around 15-18 miles, and as midweek walk coordinator I hope more beginners become avid rambling enthusiasts. I really enjoy the social side of the group, on top of exploring the four corners of London during the week and the countryside at the weekend. Other than rambling I enjoy travelling and seeing the odd band.

Social Secretary: Cheryl Bray
socials@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 Cheryl

I joined the Met Walkers after moving to London hoping to see more of the city and meet some of the people who lived in it. Four years later I have thoroughly explored London and the countryside of the southeast, been on some amazing trips around the country, and have made many friends. Having got so much from the group I wanted to give back so started volunteering to lead short walks, and more recently I have joined the committee as our Social Secretary. Walking is the focus of the group, but we are a social bunch and like to meet up in the pub and do non-walking activities as well. I coordinate the social events and make sure we have an interesting social programme which complements our walks programme.

Weekends Away Coordinator: Eden Jarvis
weekends@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

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Publicity: Jeff Harvey
publicity@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 Jeff

I joined the Metropolitan Walkers a year ago and am a new addition to the committee, taking on the role of Publicity Officer. I am keen to increase awareness and promotion of the Met Walkers on both the Twitter and Instagram platforms and to continue the #notjustwalking motto! I completed a 100km charity walk from London to Brighton in 2017, which my ankle is still recovering from, so I have had to curtail my personal walking with the group in recent months but am keen to get back to full fitness!

Campaigning: Malcolm Clack
campaigns@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 

I have been a member of Met Walkers for about five years and love to get out walking every weekend. I enjoy leading strenuous walks of 15-20 miles for the group, and even manage to keep my enthusiasm under control and keep to the published distance most of the time.

Programme Publisher: Torkjel Matzow
publisher@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 Torkjel

I have been a member of the Met Walkers since 2006, and joined the committee in 2011; since then I've been the Programme Publisher – putting together the PDF programme that lands in your inbox four times a year. I am most often seen on walks in the 15–20 mile bracket (and very occasionally lead them too!), or in the pub.

IT Officer: Tom Honer
webmaster@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 Tom

I have been a member of Met Walkers for seven years and in 2015 joined the committee as IT officer, a role which includes managing this website. I enjoy escaping the city with the group to explore the beautiful countryside the southeast has to offer, and have never been known to miss the pub stop at the end of the walk!

Treasurer: Phil Whelan
treasurer@metropolitan-walkers.org.uk

 Phil

After two years in the group, I just couldn't get enough of my day job as an accountant and joined the committee as Treasurer. I enjoy a good walking challenge – after trekking up Kilimanjaro in 2016, I took on the even more daunting goal for 2017 of leading the entire North Downs Way for the Met Walkers. I enjoy leading moderate walks with a mixture of good scenery and the occasional hill!

  

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