Three years ago Jonny Brittain founded an international group for walking lovers. The group has survived the lockdowns and is going from strength to strength with around 500 members. More than 150 events have been run to date.

Jonny was joined by Christel and Annie and the three now run the group, which organises three events every week, with the exception of the mid-summer months of July and August. It is very easy to join the group, and book walks, as it has a user-friendly interactive website.

The group is for those who enjoy the great outdoors and want to discover more of the western Algarve ( Silves to Sagres and Monchique to Aljezur). There is a leadership team of three. Jonny is joined by Christel and Annie.

Jonny and Christel

The outings are usually between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 hours duration, and often with a coffee stop halfway. There is a variety of coastal, river, valley, mountain, and forest walks.

There is also a social dimension to the meetup, as it offers an opportunity to network and make new friends. Regular participants report an added benefit of improved physical and mental well-being. It is open to adult singles and couples.

You need to be reasonably fit to walk for the duration and have sensible walking footwear.

For full details go to meetup.com/Algarve-walking