Welcome to the Field Club

Where walkers make friends and friends go walking

WHO ARE WE?

The Field Club was founded on 2 July 1990, initially by a small group of friends, who all enjoyed the simple pleasure of walking in the Spanish countryside.  Since those early days it has grown considerably and in 2002 became formally registered under Spanish Law as the Club Multinacional de Senderismo (The Field Club) and now has over two hundred members from many Countries and backgrounds.

Fortunately, although now much larger, the Field Club still retains the same basic principles on which it was founded – enjoyment of walking, a love of the countryside and the good company of like-minded friends.

The Field Club activities are organised by the Committee, elected at the Annual General Meeting,  who work on a voluntary basis to ensure that the Club is properly run and that the members are provided with a varied and enjoyable programme of walks and social events.

WHAT DO WE DO?

The Field Club year is divided into two seasons, January to May and September to December, in each of which there is a full programme of walks of varying degrees of difficulty.

 The Short Walks Programme is composed of easy and moderate walks from 6 to 9 Km, which are normally accessed by car. Whilst these walks are not particularly difficult, they still require a moderate level of fitness.

The Long Walks Programme contains a variety of more challenging countryside and mountain walks of up to 20 Km. All require a higher level of fitness and are graded so that members can select those which are within their physical capabilities. These walks are also accessed by car.

 The programme is designed so that Members of different abilities and fitness, all have the opportunity to enjoy walks to suit their own capabilities.

We have a programme of Social events, including dinner dances, lunches and two walking holidays each year. Holidays are normally in Andalucia, but sometimes further afield in Spain and occasionally abroad. Details of Spring and Autumn events can be found in our Walk Programme, which you will find elsewhere on this website when you have joined the Club.

 If you feel the Field Club may be to your liking and wish to know more, why not come and meet us at one of our Monday morning meetings? 

We look forward to meeting you.

WHERE DO WE MEET?

During the two walking seasons we usually meet, with a few exceptions, on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 10:30 for an hour in the cafeteria of Tenencia de Alcaldia, Los Boliches (directly opposite Cudeca and above the indoor market).

Forthcoming meeting dates are:

  • AGM at 11:00 – 5th February 2024
  • 19th February 2024
  • 4th March 2024
  • 18th March 2024

The Tenencia de Alcaldia is our new venue on Calle Pescado, Los Boliches, and as you enter the building (the entrance is to the side of the indoor market, directly opposite Cudeca) you can take either the stairs or a lift to the first floor where you will find the cafeteria.

Directions are available here:

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Committee members will be available to help you with any questions and you will be able to:

  • join or renew your membership.
  • see the calendar of walk dates and social events.
  • walk leaders can book a date for any proposed walks.

It is a very sociable gathering where members and friends can chat over a coffee, book social events, and enrol as members. We have a good number of single members, so if you are single, please don’t feel that you will be the odd one out.

HOW DO I JOIN?

You can become a member at one of our Monday morning meetings. The Field Club requires all members to sign a membership form on joining, details can be found by clicking on Membership button below.

One of the Committee members will talk to you about the various aspects of joining prior to you doing so.  Should you decide to become a member The Field Club is legally obliged to record your passport or N.I.E. number, which is kept strictly confidential, so you will need to bring this with you. Membership, which runs from January 1 to December 31, is currently €15 for the year, or part thereof.