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Hello, I’m very new to this so I have no clue where I should post this, please correct me if I’m wrong. I don’t really know a lot about fitness I just like walking. And if anyone has any ideas for me about the best way to organise this or elsewhere I should look, please let me know.

I’m interested in starting a UK-based masc/gender nonconforming female hiking group, or else a group for other outdoorsy kind of activities. Simply put I want to find other masculine outdoorsy women as many of my friends don’t really care for hiking that much etc.

I’m aware the appeal of this may be niche but it’s very inspired by a lot of the outdoorsy activities I see feminists in the USA doing, I want to build something like that here!

I have been to other UK-based radfem meetups before and I’m well aware people will be concerned about security (I’m concerned about my own security too) so like a friend of mine who has previously organised I’ll put in place some sort of authentication (for me too) so people can feel secure — that is, if there’s interest in this.

I was considering creating a meetup.com group as a few friends suggested it, but I feel that would be pointless if I didn’t have women who were interested.

I’m 21 myself btw, so I was thinking more 20-early 30s in terms of age, just as I’d be more comfortable at first with people being a similarish age to myself. For now I’m just inquiring about interest (-:

Hello, I’m very new to this so I have no clue where I should post this, please correct me if I’m wrong. I don’t really know a lot about fitness I just like walking. And if anyone has any ideas for me about the best way to organise this or elsewhere I should look, please let me know. I’m interested in starting a UK-based masc/gender nonconforming female hiking group, or else a group for other outdoorsy kind of activities. Simply put I want to find other masculine outdoorsy women as many of my friends don’t really care for hiking that much etc. I’m aware the appeal of this may be niche but it’s very inspired by a lot of the outdoorsy activities I see feminists in the USA doing, I want to build something like that here! I have been to other UK-based radfem meetups before and I’m well aware people will be concerned about security (I’m concerned about my own security too) so like a friend of mine who has previously organised I’ll put in place some sort of authentication (for me too) so people can feel secure — that is, if there’s interest in this. I was considering creating a meetup.com group as a few friends suggested it, but I feel that would be pointless if I didn’t have women who were interested. I’m 21 myself btw, so I was thinking more 20-early 30s in terms of age, just as I’d be more comfortable at first with people being a similarish age to myself. For now I’m just inquiring about interest (-:

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No one is totally conforms to stereotypes, so just have a women's hiking group and meet some new friends!

Ah, I should have been clearer, but I’m interested in it being butch/masc only. We’re a minority already and sometimes we want to meet.

You could also try Giggle to recruit members. It’s pretty small for now but you don’t lose anything by being on it and the creator at least has Terfed out.

I tried getting on giggle, but it wouldn't accept my phone number. I'm not from any western country, maybe they just don't have support for foreign numbers I guess but that was disheartening.

I also read reviews from women saying they weren't let in, and from men saying they were let in (why were they trying to get in a women's space anyway, but I digress).

Thank you for the idea! I’ve used Giggle before but found it difficult to work out honestly. Is there any way to ‘bump’ this thread to the top so other people can see it again? I think I posted it at an inconvenient time for those in UK 🙈