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Day Walks and Day Events in 2015
Saturday March 21: South Downs Circular, Southease to Seaford:
Meet Southease Station 09.34 (London Victoria 07.32; Three Bridges 08.31; Lewes 09.28 – check!) to join other members staying at South Downs Youth Hostel (see Club meets). Route: Beddingham Hill, Firle Beacon, lunch Alfriston (pubs, cafes), Frog Firle, Exceat bridge, Vanguard Way, Seaford Station. (Train travellers buy return ticket to Seaford). 14 miles. [E122, E123].
Sunday March 22: Villages of East Sussex.
Meet other members at South Downs Youth Hostel at 09.30. Route: South Downs Way via Southease, Swanborough Hill, lunch at Kingston (The Juggs), Iford, Rodmell, return to Youth Hostel. 9.5 miles. [E122]
Saturday Mar 28: River Wey and Puttenham Common, Surrey
Meet Godalming Station 10.00 (Waterloo 09.15 – check!). Weyside, Lower Eashing, Shackleford Heath, Cut Mill Pond, Puttenham Common, Puttenham (lunch at The Good Intent), North Downs Way, Wey South Path, Guildford Station. 15 miles. Frequent trains and buses back to Godalming if needed. [LR186, E145]. Please bring a walking pole, to help you skirt one 5-yard muddy section.
Sunday April 5: Buxton to the Roaches, Peak District
Meet at New Mills Car Park 09.00 [OL1 – SK000854]. Moderate linear walk 13/14 miles, returning by bus to Buxton [OL24]. Packed lunch needed.
Saturday April 11: Temple of the Winds, Hampshire.
Meet Liphook Station 09.00 (Car Park £2; Waterloo 08.00 – check!). Linchmere, Black Down, Temple, Fernhurst (lunch – Red Lion), Amon’s Copse, Stanley Common, Liphook. 14.5 miles, 470m of ascent. [LR 186; E133]
Saturday May 9: South Downs Way, Part 2
Meet Petersfield Station 10.00 (Waterloo 09.00 – check!). Car share to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Gravel Hill, Hyden Cross, Mercury Park, Salt Hill, Small Down, East Meon (lunch – Issac Walton), Twenty Ways Farm, Butser Hill, QE Park. 12 miles. [E119, E120, E133].
Saturday May 16: Mendip Walk, Somerset
Meet at Tyning’s Farm 10.00 [E141: ST470564]. Park on roadside (no public transport link). 10-12 mile walk depending on weather/group. Swathes of bluebells and orchids, ancient lead mining area, two nature reserves and Cheddar Gorge. Bring picnic lunch.
Saturday May 23: Malvern Nature Walk, Worcestershire
Meet Malvern Link Railway Station, 09.54 (London Paddington 07.21 or Birminghan New Street 08.49 – check). The third annual Malvern walk – a comfortable walk with stops to enjoy the flora and fauna of the Malverns. Pub lunch if required. [E14]
Sunday May 31: Tring Circular, Hertfordshire
Meet Tring Station 10.36 (Euston 10.01 – check!). A Chiltern and Ridgeway walk, Ivinghoe Beacon, lunch – Bridgewater Arms, Bridgewater Monument. 11 Miles [E181].
Saturday October 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. See also under UK Meets.
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 18 March 2015]