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

Joint Group Leaders 

Walk-related activities: Patrick Kirk    Tel: 9925 6930    Email:

Non-walking activities:  Alf Oldman Tel: +357 9921 6831      Email:

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
  • Transylvania, Romania

Planned foreign walking/cultural trips include:

  • Krakow, Poland

Group Walking Etiquette

  1. Social walking group where we look after each other
  2. Walk leader sets pace based on the terrain, weather & abilities of whole group
  3. Back marker ensures that nobody gets lost & walk-leader adjusts pace to the slowest in group, walking in formation without a long tail
  4. All walkers stay behind walk leader in the interest of safety
  5. Walk leaders free to introduce additional loops or cutouts to accommodate stronger/weaker walker

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.

Six 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 the P3A?
  4. Do you undertake to walk with FWG at least six times a year?
  5. Will you lead at least one walk a year? FWG operates a buddy system where we help members to find and recce walks.
  6. Are you ready to be on the membership waiting list until an existing member leaves the group?