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FRIDAY WALKING GROUP (fwg)

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 Date : Fridays - September to June
Time : 9.30 am
  Venue : Various: see weekly group emails

Joint Group Leaders 
Alf Oldman Tel: +357 9921 6831      Email: alf.oldman@gmail.com
Patrick Kirk    Tel: 9925 6930    Email: patrick@kirks.net

Is the Friday Walking Group (FWG) for you? 

  • Strong intermediate level hiking group
  • Light on rules
  • Highly friendly
  • Regular social activities
  • Popular overseas hiking adventures

The very successful FWG is long-established. A typical Winter walk might be 12 Km, with circa 400m of ascent, with exceptional walks of 16km+, with 500m+ of ascent. Most walks finish at a taverna for drinks/food and a social catch-up. In more remote locations, the walk-leader might substitute a picnic. Walk leaders are fully empowered, leading & coordinating walks plus related activities.

FWG respects old and new members equally, those recovering from injury, sickness and lapse in fitness. Walk leaders are encouraged to consider cut-outs, or easy return options, for those that might be struggling, rather than reduce the speed of the whole group. FWG welcomes new and guest walkers. The web site attracts a regular stream of experienced hikers visiting Cyprus.

Outstandingly successful foreign walking adventures with FWG, have included:

  • Pirna, Saxony, Germany
  • Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
  • Cappadocia,Turkey.

Planned foreign walking/cultural trips include:

  • Radstadt, Austria
  • Transylvania, Romania
  • Krakow, Poland.

Social activities are an important part of FWG, with much fun and laughter. Examples include ten-pin bowling, kayaking, mini-golf, Indian, Chinese and Moroccan evenings, plus traditional taverna gatherings.

Five simple steps to FWG membership:

  1. Have you completed FWG’s health waiver?
  2. Have you walked with FWG as a guest?
  3. Do you have paid-up membership of P3A?
  4. Do you undertake to walk with FWG at least six times a year?, and
  5. Will you lead at least one walk a year? FWG operates a buddy system where we help members to find and recce walks.

The group is currently open to new members but we reserve the right to close membership if the numbers walking approach thirty.