Day Walks / Day Events

Please read the Notes at the foot of this page.


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.

For some walks you need to register beforehand with the organiser, for some others you need to book for lunch. In both cases this is indicated in the entry. Otherwise simply turn up on the day.

Day Walks and Day Events in 2017


Saturday November 4: Down Your Way, Hampshire

Meet Winchester Station 09.24 (Paddington 08.06; arr. Reading 08.30, dep. 08.46 – check!) NB Paddington, not Waterloo!!  Then cars to start.  Cheriton, Hinton Ampner, Kilmeston, Wind Farm, Holden Farm, Gander Down, Tichborne (lunch at Tichborne Arms), Cheriton. 12.7miles [OL32 or E132]

If you know in advance that you intend to come, it would be helpful if you could contact the organizer (contact details on the walks page in the Members Area), please.   


Sunday November 19: North Yorkshire Moors

Meet at 10am in the Car Park 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.


Saturday December 16:  North-East Hampshire Hills

Meet Bentley station 09.02 (Waterloo 07.53 – check!) Binsted, Wyck, Green Lane, Park Farm, Chestnut Farm, Kingsley (lunch at The Cricketers Inn), Wheatley, Broadview Farm, River Hill, Bentley Hall, Bentley Station. c10 miles [E144].


Saturday December  30:  Headley Heath and Norbury Park, Surrey

Meet Dorking Main station 10.15 (Waterloo 0924 – check!) Box Hill Village, Headley Heath, Mickleham Downs, Mickleham (lunch at King William IV), Westhumble, Norbury Park, Leatherhead. c11 miles [E146].


2018 Walks and Events


Friday January 12: New Year Dinner, London

18.30 for 19.00 at the Spaghetti House, Goodge Street, London.


Sunday January 14:  Thames Path: Putney to Tower Bridge

Meet Putney station 10.05 (Waterloo 09.50 – check!) Wandsworth Park, Battersea Park (lunch at cafe/pub nearby), Nine Elms, Vauxhall, Lambeth, South Bank, Tower Bridge.  c10miles [E161,162].


Saturday February 3: North of Newbury, Berkshire

Meet Newbury station 10.10 (Paddington 09.16 – check!) Speen, Bagnor, Boxford Common, Winterbourne (lunch at The Winterbourne Arms), Snelsmore Common, Donnington Castle, Newbury. 12 miles [E158]


Saturday February 17:  North Downs Luncheon Walk, Surrey

Meet Oxted station c09.30 (Victoria c08.50 – check!). Circular route up onto and over the North Downs to lunch at The Harrow (TQ365597). c12 miles [E146].


Sunday March 18:  Y Mynyddoedd Duon / Black Mountains, South Wales

Meet 09-30 at Abergavenny station. Ysgyryd Fach/Little Skirrid; Ysgyryd Fawr/Skirrid; Mynydd Pen-y-fâl/Sugar Loaf. 13 miles. Informal navigation practice enroute. Bring 1:25,000 map (OL 13) and compass. Register with the organiser in advance.

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? – Not usually for the southern and Home Coutries walks: simply arrive at the meeting place.  Sometimes it may be necessary to book lunch.  For other areas it may be necessary to register with the organiser in advance as indicated in the text.

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 AACWebContent editor know of any changes, this list can be speedily updated.

[Updated 07 November 2017]

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