Day Events

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Please read the Notes at the foot of this page.

The walks programme is cautiously returning to something akin to normal, while carefully following the latest government guidance on social distancing, so pre-booking is still required, and last minute changes to advertised plans are still more likely than usual.  Please contact the organiser of the walk for further details, and to register for a place on the walk.

2021 – Southern Walks

September 11 (Saturday): Hill Forts Ups and Downs, W Sussex:

Meet Worthing Station N side10:09 (Victoria 08:45 – check!); Worthing suburbs, High Salvington, Church Hill, Highden Barn, Washington (lunch), Chanctonbury Ring, Cissbury Ring, Worthing; 17 miles; 440m total ascent; [E121].


October 2 (Saturday): Around Amberley, W Sussex:

Meet at Amberley Station 09.57 (Victoria 08.35 – check) South Downs Way, Rackham Hill, Chantry Post, Burpham (lunch at The George), South Stoke, Amberley Station. 11.5 miles, 380m ascent. [E121]


October 23 (Saturday): Stonegate Circular, E Sussex:

Meet Stonegate Station 10:26 (Charing Cross 09:15 – check!). Church Wood Shaws, Acorn Farm, Burwash, Bateman’s, Burwash Weald (pub lunch either here or earlier at Burwash), Holton Hill, Stonegate Station. Remote rolling hills and Rudyard Kipling’s home at Bateman’s. 10 miles, 260m ascent, [E136].


November 13 (Saturday): South Harting and Beyond, W Sussex:

Meet Petersfield Station 09.32 (Waterloo 08.30 – check) then cars to South Harting. South Downs Way, Beacon Hill, Mount Sinai, Monkton Farm, Hooksway (lunch at Royal Oak), Telegraph House, South Harting. 9.6 miles, 580m ascent [E120]


November 27 (Saturday): Goring-on-Thames to Tilehurst for Glühwein:

Meet Goring & Streatley Station 09.45 (Paddington 08.45, Reading 09.21 – check! CP Goring Rec, SU605804). Chiltern Way, picnic lunch above Hardwick House, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Sulham Woods, Purley (Glühwein chez The Browns), Tilehurst Station, then trains to Goring or Reading and London. 11.2 miles [E171].


2021 – Walks in other Areas:

More to be announced soon

Members Short Notice Hikes, Climbs and Scrambles

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Oread Mountaineering Club

AAC members who live near the Peak District National Park (PDNP) are invited to join the Oread Mountaineering Club on some of their local walks. These walks are based on the PDNP boundary marked on ordnance survey maps and each stage of the ‘boundary walk’ is about 10 miles long. All walks are led by members of the OMC.

Notes regarding Day Walks

Please support the AAC(UK) by offering to lead a day walk in your area: e-mail the relevant co-ordinator to discuss your ideas.

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.  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 contact the Web Content Editor of any changes, this information can be speedily updated.

If severe weather warnings are given, contact the designated walk leader or the AAC(UK) Office beforehand.

Most of the Southern 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.

Do you need to book for a Day Walk? – Not usually for the southern and Home Counties 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.  Pre-registration will be required if Covid restrictions limit the number of walkers in a group.

The current Ordnance Survey Maps are indicated 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.


Climbing, hill and country walking, hiking, scrambling, mountain biking, mountaineering, klettersteig and snow sports (and any other similar activities) (the “Activities”) organised by Austrian Alpine Club (UK) (“AAC(UK)”) are physically challenging and carry risks that AAC(UK) cannot entirely eliminate. These include the risk of personal injury or death. In taking part in the Activities you acknowledge and accept these risks, being responsible for your own actions, involvement, health condition and safety.  All event participants must follow any safety warnings or instructions displayed or given to them by a leader or organiser (and ask a leader or organiser if anything is unclear). In the absence of any breach of duty by AAC(UK), participation in the Activities is entirely at participants’ own risk.

[Updated 28 July 2021]

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