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Day Walks and Day Events in 2015
Saturday May 9: South Downs Way, Part 2, Hampshire
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].
Tuesday May 12 – 19: Kintail, West Highlands, Scotland
Hill walking in Scotland in the Kintail area for 8 days. Weather permitting undertaking a number of Monroes in the area including the Forcan Ridge, Five Sisters Ridge, Glen Shiel Ridge and the Brothers Ridge. If you would like to join one or more walks then please get in touch.
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, NE Chilterns
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 Jun 6: Stanage Edge, Derbyshire
Meet Hathersage railway station at 10.50 [OL1: SK232810]. Peak District walk taking in the magnificent Stanage edge escarpment. 9 miles approx. Packed lunch required.
Saturday Jun 20: Godalming to Haslemere, Surrey
Meet Godalming Station 10.01 (Waterloo 09.15 – check!), Hambledon Common, Wormley, Chiddingfold (lunch at the Crown), Frillinghurst Wood, Haslemere Station. 14 miles [E145 and E133].
Saturday Jul 4:Wadhurst and Bewl Water, East Sussex
Meet Wadhurst Station 09.47 (08.45 Charing Cross – check!), Sussex Border Path to Woods Green, Cousley Wood, around Bewl Water Country Park- a lovely area with South-East England’s largest lake, Union Street, Burgham, Etchingham station. Bring packed lunch, and buy return to Etchingham. 14 miles [LR188].
Saturday Jul 18 Vanguard Way and Ashdown Forest, East Sussex
Meet Buxted Station 10.20 (09.08 London Bridge or 09.02 London Victoria, change East Croydon 09.23; Car drivers 09.38 Oxted Station [CP £6.10]; -check!). Route: Tudor Rocks, Vanguard Way, High Hurstwood, Ashdown Forest (picnic), Newbridge, Forest Row (refreshment available). Bus to East Grinstead station, then train to re-join Buxted line at Oxted. 15 miles. [E135]. NB: linear walk, no pub stop en route (bring own picnic lunch and drink)
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].
Sunday Sep 20 to be confirmed: Long Mynd, Shropshire
Meet Carding Mill Valley (visitor centre) nr Church Stretton at 09-30. CP £3-50. [E217: SO443945]. Explore the hollows and high ground of Shropshire’s Long Mynd. 15 miles approx. Bring packed lunch.
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 22 April 2015]