Wild Walk


This is Wild Walk is back for its second year! A chance to bring women together for a day of hiking. An excuse to get outdoors and meet like-minded women.

These hikes are all free and will be done with a team spirit meaning the pace will be slow and relaxed with plenty of breaks. There’s no racing here!

Please note that by joining these hikes you are responsible for your own safety and deem your health good enough to complete the hike in question. While we appreciate circumstances might change, these trips have been put together by Love Her Wild volunteers. We therefore ask that you respect their time and do your best to turn up if you have committed to joining a team.

Peak District

Organiser: Jeni Smith
Start time: 09.30am
Meeting point: Mam Tor National Trust Car Park (S33 8WA) which will be the start and end point of the walk.
 Approx 5.5 miles

An easy to moderate walk that first goes up to the summit of Mam Tor before heading along the Great Ridge taking in Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill. The walk offers incredible views (weather permitting) and many photo taking opportunities. Bring a packed lunch and there will be an optional ice cream/brew stop towards the end of the walk.


Organiser: Jane Tickell
Start time: 11.00am
Meeting point: Chilterns Gateway Centre, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2GY (Satnav LU6 2GY)
Distance: 9km

A nice relaxed hike, nothing too strenuous or hilly…perfect for a walk and a talk! Starting at the Gateway Centre – the entrance area has picnic benches in a sheltered spot where I shall be ready. Food, snacks & drinks are available to purchase for those that skipped breakfast or forgot their packed lunch. I’m told their  Views over the Vale of Aylesbury & along the Chiltern Ridge on a clear day mean we should be able to see 5 counties from the highest point in the East of England! The intended loop heads fairly flat towards Chute Wood. We then head towards the outskirts of Whipsnade Zoo, through a field with a few sheep & a couple of cattle, Pygmy goats visible in the farm yard too. This next section  will use the Bridlepath so the group can widen out for chats & wild berry or flower spotting.
Back at the Gateway I’m up for copious amounts of Coffee & Cake if anyone feels like joining me? If you’ve a kite why not bring it along too….it’s a popular spot for kite flying!
Some of the grass was long & damp so I shall take a change of footwear for comfort at cake time.


Organiser: Fliss Smith
Start time: 13:30pm
Meeting point: Toby Carvery Maes Knoll Whitchurch on A37 Grid ref 612676  (accessible by bus 376 which runs every 30 minutes from the bus station and Temple Meads. There is a bus leaves at 12:45 gets in at 13:15)
Distance: 7.5 km about 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Expect fields, muddy tracks, lush views!

Escape to the country!
A 2.5 to 3.5 hour walk exploring the countryside of southeast Bristol, taking in Maes Knoll, an iron age hill fort with spectacular views across towards the Chew Valley. Start and finish at Toby Carvery Maes Knoll (maybe finish off with a p9st walk Sunday Roast!). Accessible by bus 376 every 30 minutes from Bus Station and Temple Meads.


Organiser: Sam Stanworth
Start time: 09.45am
Meeting point: Eaves Wood National Trust car park, Park Rd, Silverdale, LA5 0UQ. Parking is free however it is a relatively small car park, there is some space to park on the lanes nearby if need be.
Distance: Approx 7.5miles.

This is a moderately easy circular walk with a small climb up to Pepperpot where there are gorgeous views out over Morecombe bay and the local area. The walk encompasses a mixture of different surroundings including woodland, coastline and protected wetlands.

The walk should take about 3 hours so if people would like to go for lunch afterwards in Silverdale I am more than happy to arrange otherwise I would advise bringing a pack lunch.


Organiser: Reanna Clark
Start time: 10.45am
Meeting point: Meet outside the Putney Pantry cafe at 10.45 for an 11am start
Distance: approx 9 miles/15km

London Bridges Walk (Putney Bridge to Tower Bridge). This easy walk will follow the Thames Path for approx 9 miles/15km, passing and occasionally crossing some 16 bridges. We will stop for a picnic lunch along the walk so please bring your food with you.

At the end of the walk (and maybe during!) we will stop at a pub for a drink. If any attendees are interested in a longer walk I may continue for a further 8km to Greenwich Park along the Thames Path, however, this is completely optional!


Organiser: Kylie Trott
Start time: 08.00am
Meeting point: Meet at the far end of the car park next to the wooden ‘Stonehenge’ – Kylie will be in a yellow van so easy to spot. It is £2 to park in the main car park and there are toilets and a pub.
Distance: approx 13.5km

It is approx 13.5km circular hike along the coast with undulating hills and some steep climbs (poles recommended but not compulsory). There is access to the season opportunity to swim. We will stop frequently for snacks/lunch. The pub serves alcohol and Cornish pasties but not main meals.

North East

Organiser: Teresa Keeling
Start time: 10.00am
Meeting point: Cow Green Car Park
Distance: 22km

After meeting at 10am at Cow Green Reservoir we will follow a path to take a short break to see the Cauldron Snout Waterfall. Following Maize Beck it is a further 7.5km to the awe-inspiring High Cup Nick – a glacial depression along the Pennine Way. This is a ‘there-and-back’ walk but a lovely opportunity to chat with others and enjoy the beautiful North Pennines. Bring packed lunch.

North Herefordshire

Organiser: Sue Sharp
Start time: 10.00am
Meeting point: at the NT car park at Croft Castle
Distance: 12 miles

North Herefordshire loop – 12 miles with a few steady uphill climbs for great views! Terrain includes tracks, field footpaths and small lanes and the route covers part of the Mortimers trail and NT fishpool valley. Bring a picnic and there’s a pub for a drink halfway round and a tea room at croft if you’re back before 4.30.

South Downs

Organiser: Rowena Gerrett
Start time: 10.30am
Meeting point: outside Bill’s cafe in Lewes (56 Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN) at 10am. This is approximately a 10 minute walk from Lewes train station.
Distance: 15km

The walk is 15km in length, on the flat or gently undulating Weald north of Lewes. We’ll follow the River Ouse for part of the walk. We’ll be stopping midway at Barcombe Mills, for the opportunity to wild swim!

We’ll finish back in Lewes.

Depending on the group, we have an option adding a further 2km to the walk, and stopping for a drink / pub lunch at a riverside pub. This will be decided on the day, group / weather dependent Alongside usual walking gear, please include a packed lunch and swimming costume / towel!

Estimated finish time: 5pm

At the end, we can head to the most excellent Snowdrop Inn, which does amazing pizzas and good beer (and soft drinks)

West Wales

Organiser: Helen Gough
Start time: 10.30am
Meeting point: main car park (by tourist information) in Newport, Pembrokeshire. We’ll gather by the toilet block.
Distance: The walk in total is about 8km and pretty easy. There is some uneven ground but nothing technical and no big climbs.

The Walk: Well be taking an easy, mostly flat walk along the river estuary, down onto Newport Sands where there’ll be time for a swim or paddle for those who fancy it. We’ll walk along the beach and can stop at the cafe for drinks or ice creams. We’ll then loop back into Newport (where people can end the walk if they want) and onto the Parrog, the other side of the estuary. We’ll walk a tiny bit of the coast path then cut back into Newport in time for lunch.

People can either go their own way for lunch or I’m happy to book somewhere if people let me know if they’re coming and want lunch.


Organiser:  Nikki Last
Start time: 10.30am
Meeting point: Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2GA there is a car park there.
Distance: 8km

We will be doing the Rendlesham Forest Walk. Bring packed lunch, although there is sometimes a burger van en route if you prefer a greasy treat!


Organiser: Jo Cohen
Start time: 10.00am
Meeting point: Godalming railway station (finsihing in Guildford around 3.30.4pm or later if people would like to have a drink at the end of the walk) finishing in Guildford
Distance: 10 miles

A 10 mile walk along the beautiful Wey navigation along the towpath and then up onto the North Downs to St Martha’s Church where we will stop for a picnic lunch and then carry on across the Downs to Guildford and then back down into the Way to follow it into the middle of Guildford and the station. Optional drink at the end.