About Ivel Valley Walkers
The Ivel Valley Walkers was founded in 1984. We currently have around 300 members, many of whom walk with us on a regular basis. Members of other local groups often join us too, knowing they will get a good walk and a friendly welcome. We regularly welcome new people on our walks and many go on to become members.
We provide some 190 walks throughout the year, the largest number of any of the local groups. In our programme you will find:
Every Sunday : a full day’s walking of about 12 miles, with alternate weeks being two half day walks of about 7 and 5 miles. On these days some people walk just in the morning or afternoon and some walk all day. There is almost always a pub stop at lunchtime but we bring our own food if staying all day.
Every Wednesday : a morning walk of about 7 miles, usually followed by the option of a pub lunch.
Every alternate Thursday : a slower paced walk (we call them ambles) of about 4 miles.
Every alternate Tuesday : a longer mid-week walk of between 9 and 13 miles, conducted at a brisk pace with shorter stops, finishing mid afternoon. Please bring food and drinks for the whole day as a pub/cafe stop is not expected.
Some Fridays : a walk of about 7 miles accessed by public transport
Some Thursdays from May to August : Informative/interest walks between 2 and 5 miles
From May to August : an evening walk of about 4 miles once a week.
Twice-yearly coach trips to walk in lovely places further afield.
Away trips at least twice a year, staying in whatever accommodation suits each person. Often this is one long weekend (3 nights) and one 5-night mid-week break.
Social events such as Mulled Wine rambles, meals out, barn dances etc.
Our AGM is usually held in November.