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Day Walks and Day Events in 2015
Saturday November 28: Coniston, Cumbria, Lake District
Meet Low House Climbing Hut in village centre at 09.30 [OL6: SD301974]. Yewdale Fells, Wetherlam, Swirl How, Boulder Valley, Coppermines Valley. 8 miles, 982m of ascent. Bring packed lunch.
Saturday December 5: Pangbourne Circular, West Berkshire
Meet Pangbourne Station 09.30 (Paddington 08.04 or 08.22*, Reading 09.22 – check! Car Park**: Rec. SU637767) Glühwein Walk via Tidmarsh, Sulham (bring picnic lunch), Purley (Glühwein), Pangbourne. 11 miles [LR175, E159]
*TRAINS: Paddington 08.22 (NB: 5 minutes earlier than given in the Newsletter), arriving at Reading 08.56 and then join the 09.22 for Oxford via Pangbourne, OR Paddington 08.04, arriving at Reading 09.00, departing Reading at 09.22 – check!
**CAR PARK: Pangbourne Recreation Ground SU637767. Allow at least 5 to 10 minutes to walk to Pangbourne Station.
Tuesday December 8: Stanton Moor, Peak District
Meet Old Station Close, Rowsley at 10.30. Car park at SK258659 not Caudwell Mill Parking. Walk up to Stanton Moor; superb views from the top looking over the Derwent Valley and visit Nine Ladies stone circle and Corkstone rock. Bring picnic lunch. 7 miles [OL24]. Cafe at end.
Saturday December 12: Christmas Dinner, Buxton Derbyshire
Christmas Dinner at the historic Old Hall Hotel, Buxton. See also under UK Meets.
For information about the weekend, Dinner Menu and how to book the dinner by 15 November at the latest, see Members Area of this website
Saturday December 19: Chilterns Classic
Meet Wendover station 10.15 (Marylebone 09.27 – check!) Wendover Woods or Combe Hill and Chequers. Bring packed lunch. Tea and cake at the Café in the Woods or Rumsey’s Chocolaterie. 10miles [E181]
Wednesday December 30: North Downs
Meet Dorking Main Station10.11 (Waterloo 09.24 – check!). Box Hill, Mickleham (lunch at the William IV), then circle back to Dorking Station, c.10 miles [LR187, E146]
Saturday January 2: Saunderton Circular – Bradenham Valley.
Meet Saunderton station 09:55 (Marylebone 09:13 – check!). Free parking. Smalldean Farm, Bradenham, Naphill Common, Cookshall Farm, Downley Common (lunch at the Le De Spencers Arms, HP13 5YQ). West Wycombe Hill and Mausoleum, Allnutt’s Wood and back. 12 miles. Hilly, early sunset, firm pace. [E172].
Friday January 8: New Year Dinner, Central London
18.30 for 19.00 at the Spaghetti House, 15 Goodge Street, London W1T 2PQ. See Members Area of this website for contact details and to book by 30 December at the latest.
For Menu and details of how to book by 2 January at the latest, see Members Area of this website.
Sunday January 10: The Thames Path- Richmond to Hampton
Meet Richmond station 09.45. (Waterloo 09.14-09.39 –check!) See London’s former royal residences on the Thames. Lunch at Hampton Court (many cafes and pubs), then visit beautiful Woodland Garden in Bushy Park, and the historic village of Hampton. Trains back to Waterloo via Teddington. c.10 miles. [E161]
Please note there is no free parking at Richmond – see members area of website for alternative parking at Kew
Tuesday January 12: Lathkill Dale, Peak District
Meet Over Haddon at 10.00. Car Park at SK203664. Walk following the River Lathkill to Monyash, lunch at Old Smithy cafe, return along the Limestone Way. 9 miles [OL24].
Saturday January 30: National Trust around Hindhead
Meet Haslemere station 09.48 (Waterloo 09.00 – check!) Keffold’s Farm, Gibbet Hill, Golden Valley, Grayshott (lunch Fox and Pelican), Waggoner’s Wells, Nutcombe, Haslemere. 12 miles [E133]
Saturday February 13: Luncheon Walk from Farnham
Meet 09.25 Farnham Station (Waterloo 08.23 – check!) Farnham Park, North Downs Way, Crooksbury Hill, Crooksbury Common, Charleshill, Tilford (lunch at The Barley Mow), Sheephatch Farm, Greensand Way, North Downs Way, Farnham Station. 12 miles [E145] For shorter options, contact details and to book lunch by 30 January see Members Area of this website
Sunday February 14: Peak District, Live and Local
Meet 09-00 Torr Top car park, New Mills (SK000854). Lantern Pike, Cown Edge Way and Castle Edge. 10/11 miles [OL1]. Joint walk with New Mills ramblers.
Saturday March 5: Blackheath and St Martha’s
Meet Shalford station 09:53 (Waterloo 09.00, Guildford 09.48 – check!) Chilworth gunpowder mill, Blackheath, Albury (lunch at Drummond Arms), St Martha’s Hill, Guildford station. 12 miles [E145]
Sunday April 3: A walk on the wild side… of the Carneddau, Snowdonia:
The Cwm Eigiau Horseshoe – one of Snowdonia’s classic routes [OL17]. Meet 10-00 at car park, end of gated road from Tal y Bont (SH732663). 10 miles, 1075m ascent, strenuous, approx. 6 hours. NB This walk will not take place in bad weather .
Sunday May 16: 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].
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 24 November 2015]