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.

Saturday February 1: Ightham and Sevenoaks, Kent

Meet Borough Green and Wrotham Station 10.08 (Victoria 09.25 – check!). Borough Green, Yopps Green, Ivy Hatch (lunch), Ightham Mote, One Tree Hill, Knole Park, Seven Oaks Station. Return to London by train via Otford. 10 miles [E147].

Meet Borough Green and Wrotham Station 10.08 10.40 [Victoria 09.25 09.55 (Bromley South 10.11, Otford 10.30) – check!]. Borough Green, Yopps Green, Ivy Hatch River Bourne, Plaxtol (lunch at the Pacemakers Arms*), Fairlawne Park, Ightham Mote (National Trust, NT, closed for winter), Greensand Way and Greensand Ridge, One Tree Hill (NT and SSSI), Knole Park (SSSI), past Knole House (NT), Seven Oaks Station. Return to London by train via Otford. 10 miles [E147].

CAR DRIVERS: Otford Station Car Park, Saturday rate £2.80; Borough Green Car Park, Saturday rate £2.30

*if you let the organiser know in advance that you are coming, he will e-mail you the Sat 1 Feb menu when he has it, to speed ordering at Borough Green Station.


Saturday February 22: Puttenham and Weyside Surrey

Meet Guildford Station 09.51 (Waterloo 09.15 – check!). Wey South Path, North Downs Way, Puttenham (lunch at The Good Intent), Puttenham Common, Gatwick, Shackleford Heath, Lower Eashing, Weyside Path, Godalming Station, 14 miles, 820ft of ascent [E 145].


Saturday March 21: Robertsbridge Circular, East Sussex

Meet Robertsbridge Station 10:34 (Charing Cross 09:15 – check!). Squibs Farm, Silver Hill, Birchen Shaw, (picnic lunch), Canal Bridge, Conghurst Farm, Northlands, Bodiam Castle (pub and tea-room), New House, Moat Farm, Salehurst, Redlands, Robertsbridge Station.

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.

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.

[Updated 28 January 2020]

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