Day Walks (Members Area)

Please read the Notes and Disclaimer at the foot of this page.

Although this page is titled “Day Walks” and is principally concerned with such walks, it may also include some single-day events such as visits to climbing walls or an evening meal.



April 27 Sunday Malvern: Second annual Malvern Ramble, southern section Pub or Sunday café lunch. Meet Malvern Link station SO 764404. Contact Peter Hinds or 02476 418978.

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]. Janet Britnell 0118 9863829

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]. Andy Robertson 01276 66582 or
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. Contact Marilyn Hartley at 015242 61173 or e-mail

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

Please join in. Your company is welcome; your enthusiasm, help and expertise are needed. If you could arrange a walk, please contact the Walks Co-ordinator: Gill Heys, 12 South Lodge Court, Old Road, Chesterfield, S40 3QG, 01246 569 1344 or

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 at 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 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 13 April 2014]

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