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Day Walks and Day Events in 2015
Saturday Aug 15: Ashridge Boundary Walk, NE Chilterns
Meet Tring Station 09.37 (CP £4; Euston 08.54 – check!) Aldbury Nowers, Pitstone Hill, Ivinghoe Beacon, Little Gaddesden (lunch at Bridgewater Arms), Gaddesden Green, Ladies Walk, Horseshoe track, Frithsden Beeches, Berkhamsted Station, 12 miles [E181].
Saturday Sept 19: Hindhead to Farnham Linear Walk, Surrey
Meet 09.55 Farnham Station (08.53 or 08.23 Waterloo – check!) then No 19 bus at 10.08 to start. Devil’s Punchbowl, Churt, Devil’s Jumps, Frensham Little Pond, Tilford, Charleshill (The Donkey, lunch), Crookesbury Common, Crookesbury Hill, N Downs Way, Farnham Station. 14.5 miles [E133, E145]
Sunday Sep 20: Long Mynd, Shropshire
Meet Carding Mill Valley (visitor centre) nr Church Stretton at 09-30. Car Park £3-50. [E217: SO443945]. Explore the hollows and high ground of Shropshire’s Long Mynd. 15 miles approx. Bring packed lunch.
Saturday Oct 10: Greensand and North Downs, Surrey
Meet Reigate Station 10.20 (Victoria 09.32; Redhill 10.13 – check!) Reigate Park, Betchworth, Brockham (lunch), Coach Road, Pilgrims Way, N Downs Way, Thistle Hill, Colley Hill, Reigate. 14 miles [E146]
Saturday Oct 17: 2015 AGM; North Wales
This will be held late afternoon at Plas y Brenin, National Mountain Centre, LL24 0ET, followed by (optional) AGM dinner. Walks and other activities on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October. See also under UK Meets.
Saturday Oct 31: Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Meet Amersham Station 10.00 (Chiltern Railways, Marylebone 09.12, or Metropolitan Line, Baker St 09.05 – check!), Hodgemoor Woods, Coleshill (Red Lion lunch), Winchmoor Hill, Penn Wood, Amersham Old Town 13.5miles, 1115ft of ascent [E172]
Saturday Nov 21: Circular walk in NE Hampshire:
Meet Alton Station 09.37 (Waterloo 08.23– check!) Lunch at Bentworth. c.15 miles [LR186, E132 and144]
Saturday Nov 28: Coniston, Cumbria, Lake District
Meet Low House Climbing Hut in village centre at 09.30 [OL6: SD301974]. Yewdale Fells, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Boulder Valley, Coppermines Valley. 8 miles, 982m of ascent. Bring packed lunch.
Saturday Dec 5: Pangbourne Circular, West Berkshire
Meet Pangbourne Station 09.30 (Paddington 08.27, Reading 09.22 – check! Car Park: Rec. SU637767) Glühwein Walk via Tidmarsh, Sulham (bring picnic lunch), Purley (Glühwein), Pangbourne. 11 miles [LR175, E159]
Saturday Dec 12: Christmas Dinner, Buxton Derbyshire
Christmas Dinner at the historic Old Hall Hotel, Buxton. See also under UK Meets. See Members Area of this website for contact details to book the dinner by 12 November at the latest.
Friday Jan 8: New Year Dinner, Central London
18.30 for 19.00 at the Spaghetti House, 15 Goodge Street, London W1T 2PQ. See Members Area of this website for contact details and to book by 30 December at the latest.
Notes regarding Day Walks
This walking programme provides an opportunity for members to meet one another and keep their walking fitness while not in the Alps.
Most of the walks in the South of England are organised to start at a Railway Station with a train connection to a central London Mainline Station, and often connections to regional stations too, although details of these are not usually given.
Most of the Southern walks, and some Northern walks, have a pub stop for lunch, followed by the second stage of the walk in the afternoon. Please do not consume your own food or drink in the pubs. Pubs often prefer you to remove your boots, or put plastic bags over them.
Walk start times are usually based around the published railway timetables. Be aware that these times can change at short notice due to essential railway maintenance work, so please check before you set out. If Walk Leaders let the Webmaster know of any changes, this list can be speedily updated.
If severe weather warnings are given, contact the designated Walk Leader or the AAC(UK) Office beforehand.
Do you need to book for a Day Walk? – Not usually unless it is special walk such as a Luncheon walk, simply arrive at the meeting place. At railway stations meet outside the main entrance.
The current Ordnance Survey Maps are indicated above by their number, prefaced by: LR (Land Ranger) for 1:50,000 maps, and E (Explorer) or OL (Outdoor Leisure) for 1:25,000 maps.
The AAC(UK) recognises that climbing, hill and country walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
Under the Club rules, the Club, its officers, committee members and persons acting on behalf of the Club cannot be held liable for any loss or injury occurring to any participant while taking part in its activities.
[Updated 28 July 2015]