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We're very pleased to announce that the new South East Walks team is shaping up nicely and the following Members have now been appointed as Walks Organisers.

  • Simon Ellicott - 'Wessex' - Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and IoW (with some overlap with SWSW)
  • Chris Chipchase - London, Herts, Surrey and Middlesex 
  • Neil Sharp - East Anglia area (covering Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambs, Essex & some overlap with South Lincs (with Central region))
  • Simon Hawthorn will look after the NW Home Counties (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire) until we can find a permanent Organiser. 

We are still actively recruiting for the final area - Kent, E Sussex, W Sussex.

Our Walks Organisers are responsible for encouraging leaders to create and lead walking events, checking & approving walking events, supporting the training and assessment of Members who have applied to be Walk Leaders and encouraging Members to become Leaders.

We wish the four of them the best of luck!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who completed this year's Member Survey. The results are in and they're AMAZING!

These charts show the percentage of Members who 'agree' or 'strongly agree' with the each statement.

Find out more at

Every year we survey our Members and one of the things we ask is if they'd like to provide a short testimonial about what OutdoorLads has done for them. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing some of these with you on the run up to our 10th Birthday Celebration Weekend.

Congratulations to our Vice Chairman Matt and Central Region Coordinator Mark who have just completed their Mountain Leader Training at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre. Well done boys!

On October 1st the Trustees will hold the OutdoorLads Annual General meeting. This is an important legal requirement and at the meeting we will ask you to vote to approve the Accounts. 

You can view the Accounts, and the Annual report at

These accounts have been approved by the independent auditor who works, not for the Trustees, but for you - the members. 

If you have any questions please submit them to the Treasurer ( before September 29th. We will acknowledge and answer all questions at the meeting. Of course you can also pose questions at the meeting but you are likely to get a more detailed answer if your question is submitted before hand.

The Trustees are committed to running financially secure, well governed charity and this is an important part of that process.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on October 1st.