Day Walks / Day Events

Please read the Notes at the foot of this page.


Disclaimer

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, being responsible for their own actions, involvement and safety.
The Club, its officers, Board and Alpine Team 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.


Day Walks and Day Events in 2017

Saturday September 9: Welwyn NE, Hertfordshire

Welwyn North Station 10.05 (Kings X 09.34 – check!) Bull’s Green, Bramfield Wood, Bramfield (lunch at Queen’s Head), Mimram, Dawley Wood, Digswell. c.14 miles [E182].

Saturday September 23:  Cwm Llafar Horseshoe, Snowdonia

Meet 10.00 in Gerlan (above Bethesda) at SH 643663. May need to park elsewhere in the village. 14.5km, 968m ascent. A fine walk scenically taking in the two highest summits of Carnedd Llewelyn and Carnedd Dafydd [OL17]

Saturday September 23: Sussex Literary Trail (Part 2)

Billingshurst Station 09.42 (Victoria 08.36 or Amberley 09.17 – check!) Blue Idol, Nyetimber Vineyard, Nutbourne (picnic lunch), Cootham, Parnham Park, Amberley. 16 miles. [OL34, OL10].

Saturday October 7:  2017 AGM, North Wales

This will be held late afternoon at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Sports Centre, Capel Curig LL24 0ET (members only)

Saturday October 14: South Downs Sussex Border

Rowlands Castle Station 09.21 (Waterloo 07.45 – check!), Monarch Way, Watergate Hanger, Telegraph Hill, Compton (lunch at Coach & Horses) Cowdown Farm, Chalton Down, Rowlands Castle. 15 miles [OL8]

Saturday November 4: Down Your Way, Hampshire

Meet Winchester Station 09.04 (Waterloo 08.05 – check!) then cars to start.  Cheriton, Hinton Ampner, Kilmeston, Wind Farm, Holden Farm, Gander Down, Tichborne (lunch at Tichborne Arms), Cheriton. 12.7miles [OL32]

Sunday November 19: North Yorkshire Moors

Meet CP below White Horse SE513181. Kilburn, Lake Gormire, Cleveland Way, White Horse. 12-15km, depending on conditions, with 250m ascent [OL26]. Visitor Centre en route, bring picnic. Optional pub meal afterwards.

Saturday November 25: Glühwein on Thames

Meet Reading Station 09.30 (Paddington 09.06 – check!) or 09.50 CP (SU708749). The Warren, Jackson’s Lane, Mapledurham, Holly Copse (picnic lunch), Hardwick House, The Warren (Glühwein chez Haskins), Reading. c.12 miles [E159].

Saturday December 2: Coniston Fells, Lake District

Meet 09-20 at bus stop centre of Coniston village for X12, alighting at Torver. White Maiden, Walna Scar, Brown Pike, Dow Crag, Old Man, Coniston village. 12.2km, 894m ascent [OL6]. Lower level alternative if weather poor.

2018 Walks and Events

Friday January 12: New Year Dinner, London

18.30 for 19.00 Central London.


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.

Do you need to book for a Day Walk?  Simply arrive at meeting place. At railway stations meet outside the main entrance.

If severe weather warnings are given, phone the organiser. Maps are Ordnance Survey Land Ranger 1:50,000 (LR), Explorer Outdoor Leisure (OL) and Explorer 1:25,000 (E).

Please do not consume your own food or drink at the pubs without landlord’s consent.

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.

 

[Updated 22 August 2017]