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Day Walks and Day Events in 2015
Saturday February 14: St Valentine’s Luncheon Walk, Hertfordshire
Meet Berkhamsted Station 09.55 (Marylebone 08.25 – check!). Route: Berkhamsted Common, Ashridge House, Ringshall, Duncombe Farm, Aldbury (lunch at Valiant Trooper), Norcott Hill, Northchurch Common, Grand Union Canal, Berkhamsted Station. Approximately 12 miles, but there will be shorter easy pace options. [LR165, E181]. Lunch must be pre-booked by 5 February at the latest. See Members’ Area for further details about booking lunch and for easy pace options.
Saturday March 7: Military Lands, Hampshire
Meet Farnham 09:55 (Waterloo 08:53 – check!) Route: Hog Hatch, Beacon Hill, Tweseldown, Church Crookham (lunch) , Basingstoke Canal, Hungry Hill, Farnham Park, Farnham. 12 miles [E145]
Saturday March 21: South Downs Circular, Southease to Seaford:
Meet Southease Station 09.34 (Victoria 08.16 – 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]
Sunday April 5: Buxton to the Roaches, Peak District
Meet at New Mills Car Park 09.00 [OL1 – 000854]. 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 23: Malvern Nature Walk, Worcestershire
The 3rd annual Malvern walk – a comfortable walk with stops to enjoy the flora and fauna of the Malverns. Meet Malvern Link railway station, 09.45; pub lunch if required.
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 15 January 2015]