Day Walks / Day Events

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Day Walks and Day Events in 2014

August 16: Hastings to Rye

Meet Hastings Station 10.59 (Charing Cross 09.15 – check!). Pett Level (lunch), Winchelsea (tea), Rye, train to Hastings and London.  About 12 miles [LR189,  LR199, E124, E125].

Sep 27: Dorking to Epsom

Meet Dorking Main Station 10:15 (Waterloo 09.24 – check!). Box Hill, Zigzag road valley, Mickleham Downs, King William IV (lunch), Headley Heath, Epsom Downs and Racecourse (tea), Epsom Station, train to Dorking or London. 14 miles [LR 187, E146].

October 5: Mendip Hills

13km walk in the Mendip Hills with excellent views of Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Reservoir. 10.30 start, meet at Kings Wood Car Park, map E141 ref. 421 560. Explorer maps E141 and E153 cover the walk. Picnic lunch recommended.

Nov 9: Hollinsclough , Peak District

Moderate, 10/11 miles. Meet at New Mills Car Park, 000854. Map OL24. Packed lunch needed.  Joint with New Mills Ramblers.

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 25 July 2014]

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