Day Events

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The AAC(UK) recognises that climbing, hill and country walking, mountain biking, mountaineering and snow sports 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 2019

 

Saturday February 2: Chiltern Indian Link, Oxfordshire

Meet Henley-on-Thames Station 09.50 (Paddington 08.42 – check!). Rotherford Peppard, Busgrave Wood, Stoke Row (Maharajah’s Well and lunch), Bear Wood, Shepherd’s Green, Greys Green, Henley. 11 miles. [E171].

 

Saturday February 16: King William IV Luncheon Walk, Surrey

Please book lunch in advance

Dorking (Main) Station 10.13 (Victoria 09.25 – check!)

The Main Walk (7.5 miles and 240m of ascent before lunch). Dorking (Main) Station, Pilgrims Way, View Point TQ 142 503, Ranmore Church, Bagden Farm, Westhumble, Thames Down Link, Mickleham (lunch at KWIV), Mickleham Downs (trig point 142), Whitehill Car Park, Juniper Top, Box Hill View Point, Pixham Farm, Footbridge by Mill, Dorking Station, (4 miles and 225m of ascent after lunch), total walk 11.5 miles [E146]

Easy Pace Walk (5.5 or 4.5 miles and 200m of ascent before lunch) Dorking (Main) Station, Mole Gap Trail, Ranmore Road, Denbies Farm, Chapel Farm, Westhumble, Burford Bridge Hotel, Thames Down Link, Mickleham (lunch at KWIV), Mickleham Church††, Thames Down Link, Burford Bridge, Burford Lodge, FB, E. bank of R. Mole, Footbridge by Mill, Dorking Station, (4 or 3†† miles and 50m of ascent after lunch) [E146]. Total walk between 9.5 and 7.5 miles, [E146].

option of 465 Bus to Mickleham Church at 20 and 50 mins past the hour, to save c. 1 mile of walking

†† option of 465 Bus South to Burford Bridge or Dorking Station 09 and 39 minutes past the hour.

Booking required. Please log in for menu, to select walk option and to book and pay for lunch by Friday 8 February, at the latest.


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. Simply arrive at meeting place. At railway stations meet outside the main entrance. If severe weather warnings are given, phone the organiser. Maps are OS 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.

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 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 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.

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.

Northern England Members Short Notice Hikes and Scrambles Network

Calling any Northern England based members interested in the possibility of short notice, (that is, the following weekend), hikes or scrambles in the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District. The plan is to enable any members who are available to take part in activities on a more spontaneous basis, based on up-to-date weather forecasts.

The Club is exploring the possibility of establishing a loose Northern based network of like-minded members who are able to participate in outdoor activities on a short notice basis.

Cymru / Wales Members Short Notice Hikes and Scrambles Network

Calling Cymru / Wales based members (and surrounding areas) interested in the possibility of short notice hikes or scrambles in Eyri / Snowdonia. The plan is to enable members who are available to take part in activities on a more spontaneous basis, based on up-to-date weather forecasts.

The Club is exploring the possibility of establishing a loose Cymru / Wales based network of like-minded members who are able to participate in outdoor activities on a short notice basis.

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.

Sunday January 13: Peak District Boundary Walk

Meet at Tittesworth Reservoir Visitor Centre (White Peak GR 994602) at 10:00. Parking is £5 for the day and there is also road parking a few hundred yards away in the village. Lunch at The Ship Inn at Wincle. Check the website for menu options then contact the walk leader with your food choices by Monday 07 January.

It’s a great walk with long distance views over Staffordshire and Cheshire. The end point will be the scenic valley of Wildboarclough at the layby car park at Brookside Cottage (GR 980681).

Saturday  February 16: Peak District Boundary Walk

Meet at the Crag Inn in Wildboarclough at 10.30. The publican is happy for us to park at the pub though they would like us to call in for refreshments after the walk. 9 miles including an ascent of Shutlingsloe. Lunch at Leather’s Smithy pub near Ridgegate reservoir. Please let the walk leader know if you want lunch in the pub. The walk ends at Pool Bank car park and the walk leader will arrange transport back to the start.


[Updated 15 January 2019]

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