Day Walks / Day Events

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April 12 Saturday Best of South Downs Way and a ‘Munro’: Meet Petersfield Station 08.32 (Waterloo 07.30 – check!) Car share to start of walk. South Harting, Beacon Hill, Crypt Farm, Brooms Farm, Hooksway (Royal Oak), Beacon Hill. Bring picnic lunch.16 miles, 3035 ft ascent, [LR197, E120].

..or a ‘Dewey’: Meet Petersfield Station 10.00 (Waterloo 09.00 – check!) Car share to NT CP. Harting Downs . Linch Down, Brooms Farm, Hooksway (Royal Oak – lunch), Beacon Hill. 10.6 miles, 1530 ft ascent, [LR197, E120].

April 27 Sunday Malvern: Second annual Malvern Ramble, southern section Pub or Sunday café lunch. Meet Malvern Link station SO 764404.

May 4 Sunday Blackbirds and Horses: Meet Goring & Streatley Station 10.06 (Paddington 08.55) Littlestoke Manor, Checkendon (Lunch), Exlade Street, Blackbird’s Bottom, Goring. 15 miles [LR174, 175; E171].

May 17 Saturday West of Reigate: Meet Reigate Station 10.20 (London Bridge 09.15 direct; Victoria 09.32, change at Redhill; Reading 09.04 direct; – check!) Route: Reigate Park, Greensand Way, Brockham (lunch), Coach Road, Box Hill, North Downs Way, N of Betchworth Station, Colley Hill, Reigate Hill, Reigate. 16 miles [E146].
Parking at Reigate:
South side of station £4.70 cash (meet N side of station)
Priory S Reigate £5.50 (meet at entrance10.30)
On street parking may be possible to N or W of station.

May 17 Saturday Austwick; Yorkshire Dales. Circular, easy walk of 5 miles around Oxenber Wood, designated SSI. Early lunch at Elaine’s Tea Rooms. Lots of photos of bluebells, cowslip, and primrose.

June 8 Sunday High Shelf Stones and Bleaklow Head 9.00 New Mills, 9.30 Shepley Street, Old Glossop. OL1, SK 046 948,10 miles, mod/strenuous. Joint with AAC

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 maintenence 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 EOL (Explorer 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 7 April 2014]

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