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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


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



Membership: Claire Hewitt


As membership secretary Claire has been welcoming new members to the group for three years, and has been a member herself for over five. Just six months into her membership Claire began leading walks for the group and loves 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


After nine years in London assuming there were no hills, followed by three years in the group rekindling his love of the outdoors, Andrew has 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 his spreadsheet skills. He 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


Ratul has been a member for nearly five years, going more regularly over the last three years. He started off mainly doing walks of 8-14 miles and midweek walks. He now prefers walks around 15-18 miles, and as midweek walk coordinator he hopes more beginners become avid rambling enthusiasts. He really enjoys 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 Ratul enjoys travelling and seeing the odd band.

Social Secretary: Cheryl Bray


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






Publicity: Jeff Harvey


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

Campaigning: Malcolm Clack


Malcolm has been a member of Met Walkers for about five years and loves to get out walking every weekend. He enjoys leading strenuous walks of 15-20 miles for the group, and even manages to keep his enthusiasm under control and keep to the published distance most of the time.

Programme Publisher: Torkjel Matzow


Torkjel has been a member of the Met Walkers since 2006, and joined the committee in 2011; since then he’s been the Programme Publisher – putting together the PDF programme that lands in your inbox four times a year. Torkjel is most often seen on walks in the 15–20 mile bracket (he very occasionally leads them too!), or in the pub.

IT Officer: Tom Honer


Tom has 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. He enjoys escaping the city with the group to explore the beautiful countryside the southeast has to offer, and has never been known to miss the pub stop at the end of the walk!

Treasurer: Phil Whelan


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


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Latest news

Pub social
Our May pub social is on Wednesday 16 May at The Minories, near Tower Hill tube. Our monthly pub socials are for everyone, whether you’ve been a member for years or you’re new to the group, or for anyone thinking of joining.
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