Day Walks / Day Events

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Day Walks and Day Events in 2016

Saturday May 14: Blackbirds and Horses, Thames Valley

Meet Goring & Streatley Station 10.06 (Paddington 08.50 – check!) Route: Station foot bridge to west Goring, Ridgeway, Littlestoke Manor, Braziers Park, Scot’s Common (lunch at the Black Horse), Checkendon, Exlade Street, Blackbird’s Bottom, Great Chalk Wood, Goring. 14 miles [LR174, 175; E171].

Sunday May 15: Edale Watershed, Peak District

Meet 09-00 outside primary school in Hope, parking free. Hope, Win Hill, South Rim of Kinder, Colborne, Rushup Edge, Mam Tor, Lose Hill, Hope. 19 miles [OL17].

Sunday June 5: Petersfield to Hawkley, East Hants

Meet Petersfield Station 09.58 (Waterloo 08.00*, arrive Guildford 08.43, then Bus 08.48 to Petersfield – check! Car Parking £2).

Route: Petersfield Station, Ridge Hanger, Wheatham Hill, Hawkley (lunch at Hawkley Inn), Oakshott, Shoulder of Mutton Hill, Hangers Way, Petersfield. 13 miles [LR197, E133].

*NB departure from Waterloo is 30 minutes earlier than given in the Newsletter, due to rail works now being scheduled between Guildford and Petersfield for Sunday 5 June. It is just possible that the rail works could be postponed – so check with National Rail just before 5 June!

Saturday June 25:  Knole Park and Kent Greensand

Meet Sevenoaks station at 10.15 (Charing Cross 09.30 – check!). Knole Park, Godden Green, Seal Chart, Ivy Hatch, Plaxtol or Dunk’s Green (lunch), Shipbourne, Ightham Mote, Wilmot Hill, One Tree Hill, Knole Park, Sevenoaks. c.13 miles. [LR188, E147]

Saturday July 23:  Northern Glyderau, Snowdonia

Meet 09.30 at Snowdonia National Park CP, Nant Peris (SH 607582) – £5. Up Cwm Padrig to Llyn y Cŵn and then over Y Garn, Foel Goch, Elidir Fawr and Elidir Fach, returning through the quarry. 15km. 1150m ascent (OL17). Strenuous, approx. 6.5 hours.

Saturday July 30:  Unusual Farnham, Surrey

Meet Farnham station 09.25 (Waterloo 08.23 -check!) Bourne Wood, Pierrepont Home Farm, Spreakley, Batts Corner (lunch at Blue Bell Inn), Alice Holt Forest, Rowledge, Middle Bourne, Farnham. 15 miles [E145].

Saturday August 13:  Up and Down on the (South) Downs.

Meet at Wivelsfield Station 09.25 (Victoria 08.20, change at Hassocks, buy return to Hassocks; or 09.05 Brighton, – check!)  Sussex Border path, Ditchling, Clayton, Pyecombe or Saddlescombe (lunch), Devils Dyke Poynings, Wolstonbury Hill, Hassocks station. 15 miles [E122]

Friday August 19 (evening): Summer Dinner and a 90th Birthday, London

18.30 for 19.00 at the Spaghetti House, Goodge Street, London.  Must be pre-booked. For more information, menu and details of how to book by 15th July, at the latest, see the Members Area or the Summer Newsletter

Saturday September 3:  Sole Street and the North Downs

Meet Sole Street station 09.25 (London Victoria 08.34 – check!), CP £2.50. Henley Street, Cobham Park, Upper Bush, North Downs Way (picnic – no pub, bring own food and drink), Dode church, Luddesdown, Sole Street. 14.5 miles. [E148]

Saturday October 8: SGM and 2016 AGM.

15.30 at the Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WB followed by an (optional) AGM dinner which must be pre-booked. For details sae or e-mail to AAC(UK) Office. 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 17 May 2016]

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