Make friends: join a group walk or start one of your own with #walk1000miles meet-ups

Use the 'Events' tab in the Facebook group (pictured below) to browse walks arranged by other group members or start your own (the terms 'walks' and 'events' are interchangeable in this context). They can be big or small – you and a crowd or you and a new potential chum – and you make your own arrangements in a discussion attached to the event you're planning to join or that you're creating. It's easy, and people who do meet up with other 1000-milers often say it's a highlight of their whole experience of the challenge.


How to join a walk or create your own

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Click on the Events tab in the #walk1000miles Facebook group's page...

 Click on the Events tab on the left of your screen.

Click on the Events tab on the left of your screen.


...to view the list of walks in date order

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Or in a calendar view

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Then click on a walk to see more details...

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... and click 'Going' if you want to join and to stay notified of updates


You can make a post, ask a question or join discussion about the event on the same page too, or click the + Create Event blue bar wherever you see it to create your own

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We’ve had a couple of meets with other 1000 milers celebrating achievements together we’ve become firm friends.
— Amanda Hartley
I’ve been walking the Pennine Way in stages, and this year I asked if anyone from the 1000 mile group fancied joining me for a day. Jo Winship stepped into the breach and we walked from Hawes over Great Shunner Fell to Thwaite. As soon as we met we felt like old friends and had a brilliant day’s walk together.
— Anne Doyle
The best thing about meeting up is getting to know the friendly people that make up this brilliant ‘family’ of walkers.
— Malcolm Shirley

PS – If you want to have a bigger gathering it's a good idea to also post separately in the group drawing people's attention your event.

PPS – Commercial or pay-to-join walks are not allowed in the Facebook group – if you see one, please click on the three dots in the top right of the event's page and select 'Report event'.