We are an Outdoor Pursuits and Social group, based in Mid Kent (Maidstone/Medway) interested in Youth Hostelling, the countryside, walking and other outdoor activities. Run by and for its members, the group is affiliated to the Youth Hostel Association of England and Wales and aims to promote interest in, and enjoyment of, Youth Hostelling.
Mid Kent Outdoor Pursuits and Social Group is nearly 25 years old and is as strong as ever, with about 50 members across a wide age range. The group gives us all an excellent way of meeting people who share a love of the outdoors and allows us all to try activities that wouldn’t be possible to do on our own, as well as events like cycling and walking around Maidstone, Medway and the surrounding countryside
We meet most Tuesdays and weekends for walks, cycle rides, Badminton and other activities.
We have weekend trips every so often to hostels around the country, and occasional longer trips. Most trips are centred around hill-walking. Popular destinations include The Peak District, and canal boating trips. But that’s not all! In 2005 a group of 11 of us went walking in Italy for a week.
We have a local walk about once a month, usually on a Sunday and including a pub lunch. Cycling, climbing, backpacking, skiing, orienteering, sailing and trips to the seaside have all featured in our programme. Other social and outdoor events are held, such as picnics, barbecues, treasure hunts, sponsored events, skating, visits to the theatre and cinema…
We meet most Tuesdays from about 8.00pm at various locations, as per our events programme. Just come along! Or if you prefer, submit the enquiry form on our website below and we’ll send you more details.
Visit our website www.midkentgroup.co.uk