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 2018

Saturday November 17: 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 to Reading and London. 11.2 miles [E171].

 

Saturday November 24: Yewdale and Wetherlam Circuit, Lake District

Meet 09-15 at Glen Mary Bridge National Trust car park (SD 322 999), about 5 minutes’ east of Coniston on the way to Ambleside.  Walk round the back of Yewdale Tarn up to the top of Holme Fell.  Down to Tilberthwaite and up Wetherlam via Wetherlam Edge. Descend from Wetherlam back to the car park via the Yewdale Fells. 13 km or 9 miles and 935 m or 3068 ft of ascent [OL 6 &7]. A lower level alternative starting from the same place will be offered if the weather is poor.  Bring packed lunch.

 

Saturday December  1: Hampshire Hangers Happen

Meet Liss Station 09.06 (Waterloo 07.45 – check!). Ham Barn Farm, Empshott Green, Noar Hill, various Hangers, Hawkley (lunch at the Hawkley Inn), Mabbotts, Adam’s Wood, Liss. c12 miles, 1683 ft of ascent. [E133].

 

Saturday December 29: Betwixt Christmas and New Year, Surrey

Dorking (Main) Station 09.30 (Victoria 08.25 – check!) Pilgrims Way, Brockham Limeworks, Headley (lunch at The Cock), Mickleham Downs, Juniper Hall, Moleside path, NW flank Box Hill, Pixham, Dorking stations. 13 miles, 250m of ascent. [E146].

 

2019

Friday January 11: New Year Dinner, London

18.30 for 19.00 at the Spaghetti House, Goodge Street, London, W1T 2PQ.  Please log in for contact details and menu.  Book by December 30 at the latest.

 

Sunday January 13: The Thames Path – Richmond to Putney

Meet Richmond Station 10am (Waterloo 9.39, Putney 9.52-check!). The Old Deer Park, views of Kew Gardens, Dukes Meadows, Chiswick House (lunch), London Wetlands, Barnes Common, Putney.  Linear walk with drop-out points. 10miles. [E161].

 

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

Dorking (Main) Station 10.13 (Waterloo 09.24 – check!) Pilgrims Way, Landbarn Farm, Tanner’s Hatch YH, Bagden Farm, Westhumble, Thames Down Link, Mickelham (lunch at KWIV), Juniper Top, Boxhill, Pixham, Dorking Station, 11miles, [E146]. 

Please log in for menu, shorter walk option and to book lunch by January 31 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.

The next walks will be in the New Year – details will be available shortly.


[Updated 12 November 2018]

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