The Metropolitan Walkers organises six walks a week, with everything from strolls through London's parks to hiking Ben Nevis "the hard way". There are walks to suit everyone no matter your fitness level.
No need to book, just turn up
There's no need to book or contact the walk leader in advance. Just turn up at the stated time and meeting place. We are easy to spot - look for a bunch of people in walking boots. If you don't see us, hop on the train and we'll meet up at the destination station. For evening strolls, look for a big group of people in their work clothes outside the designated tube station.
Try out the group for free
You're welcome to come on up to three walks for free to try us out. The group is always keen to encourage new members and there are usually several people on each walk who haven't been before. After a few walks, we ask that you become a member of the Ramblers.
Where we walk
Our walks take place in the Capital and anywhere within a 1-2 hour train ride of London. All of our walks are accessible by public transport so they generally start and finish at a rail or tube station. The walk description will specify which train to catch and what ticket to buy.
Our walks are graded as leisurely, moderate or strenuous. On weekends, there's usually a choice of leisurely and strenuous walks. Our evening strolls are leisurely. If you are new to walking we suggest that you start with our shorter, leisurely walks, on flat terrain or with drop out points. You can work your way up to the more strenuous walks.
What to bring
Bring a packed lunch and enough water for the day. In the summer, it's a good idea to bring sun cream, sunglasses and a hat. In the winter you may like to bring gloves and a warm hat.
What to wear
Wear whatever you are comfortable in. Trainers should be fine for shorter walks, though it can be muddy. For longer walks, we recommend walking trainers or walking boots. Walking boots are best for hills and mountainous areas. Also, bring waterproof clothing and an extra layer of clothing such as a fleece in case the weather changes for the worse. For urban evening strolls, most of our members just wear work shoes.
If you have an idea for a walk or if you wish to lead a walk, please submit the details using our form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact our walks coordinator. You can also view our hints and tips for walk leaders.