Ramblers' groups across Wales are set to host women specific walks as part of celebrations for this year's International Women’s Day on 8 March.
The walks will be held in Lampeter, Cross Hands, Ruthin, and Newport on the 6 and 8 of March.
It is hoped that the introductory walks will provide a safe space for women who might not feel as comfortable to start walking in a mixed group. The walks are organised by experienced walk leaders and allow for plenty of time to take in the scenery and maybe even a picnic stop.
Ros Bellamy of Dinefwr Ramblers who are running a walk said: “We want to encourage more women and a wider diversity of women to join Ramblers walks by creating a supportive environment for everyone to enjoy good company in our beautiful Welsh countryside.
“We are a sociable bunch and hope that the walk will give a bit of a feel for what we do. Being a member of the Ramblers is also a really good way of making new friends.”
Angela Charlton director of Ramblers Cymru said: “Women are the driving force for many of our volunteer groups, undertaking lots of roles from path maintenance to walk leading, but we believe that there are many women out there who would like to go out and explore but don’t know where or don’t feel comfortable to do so on their own.
“Being part of a group can really help you become more confident exploring the outdoors and it’s great for your health and wellbeing too.”
These walks have been organised to give women the opportunity to have a ‘taster’ walk and get to know their local group.
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