Day Events

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Please read the Notes at the foot of this page.

Do I need to book to take part in a day walk? – Yes, please book by emailing the leader.  We made booking compulsory during the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to limit numbers, and have decided to continue with this on a permanent basis, so that leaders know who to expect and can contact participants about any last-minute changes or cancellation, e.g. as a result of railway engineering works or adverse weather conditions.

2021 – Southern Walks

October 23 (Saturday): Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells, Kent, (replaces Stonegate Circular, cancelled due to railway engineering works):

Meet Tonbridge Station 10:28 (Charing Cross 09:45 – check!). Haysden Country Park, Lower Haysden, Bidborough, Stockland Green, Speldhurst (lunch), Rusthall, Rusthall Common, Tunbridge Wells Common and Station. 10 miles. [E147].
Car drivers; parking available at both stations, trains between the two are half hourly.


November 13 (Saturday): South Downs Way to East Meon, Hants, (replaces South Harting and beyond, cancelled due to Pub holidays)

Meet Petersfield Station at 09.32 (Waterloo 08.30 – check!) then car share to Ramsdean Village. Butser Hill (886ft), South Downs Way, Leydene, Salt Hill, East Meon (lunch at the Izaak Newton), Park Hill, Park Farm, Ramsdean. 10.6 miles,1,293ft of ascent. [E119,120,132,133]


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:

October 30 (Saturday):  Geology Walk in Cairngorms Plateau above Northern Corries

Meet at 8.30am at Coire Cas Car Park (grid ref. NH 989060).  Outline of route: Lurcher’s Crag, northern plateau, Cairn Gorm.  A full, strenuous, upland mountain day. Finish approx 4.30pm.  Distance: 18km.  Total ascent approx 1000m.

Members Short Notice Hikes, Climbs and Scrambles

Interested in linking up with other members at short notice to independently arrange hill or mountain walks, scrambles or climbing? 

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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.

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 11 October 2021]

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