I joined the Met Walkers after moving to London hoping to see more of the city and meet some of the people who lived in it. Four years later I have thoroughly explored London and the countryside of the southeast, been on some amazing trips around the country, and have made many friends. Having got so much from the group I wanted to give back so started volunteering to lead short walks, and more recently I have joined the committee as our Social Secretary. Walking is the focus of the group, but we are a social bunch and like to meet up in the pub and do non-walking activities as well. I coordinate the social events and make sure we have an interesting social programme which complements our walks programme.