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 November 09: Liss Time, No Rain, Hampshire

Meet Liss Station 09.07 (Waterloo 07.45 – check!). Ham Barn Farm, Hawkley Hurst, Empshott Green, Noar Hill, various Hangers, Hawkley (lunch at the Hawkley Inn), Mabbotts, Adam’s Wood, Liss. 12.1 miles, 1683 ft of ascent. [E133].


Saturday November 23: Chalk, Chocs and Kites, Bucks 

Meet Wendover Station 10.15 (Marylebone 09.27 – check!).  Coombe Hill, Ellesborough Church, Cradle Footpath, Lower Cadsden (lunch at The Plough), Ninn Wood, Little Hampden Common, Dunsmore, cross A413, Wendover High Street (tea and cake), Wendover Station. 10 miles, 1380 ft of ascent. [E181, LR165].


Saturday December 07: Berkshire Glühwein 

Meet Pangbourne Station at 10.03 (Paddington 08.57,  Reading 09.55 – check) Tidmarsh, Moor Copse Nature Reserve, Sulham Woods (picnic lunch), Purley (Glühwein), Pangbourne. Approx. 11 miles. [E159, LR175].


Day Walks and Day Events in 2020

Friday January 17: New Year Dinner, London 

18.30 for 19.00 Central London. Venue to be confirmed soon. 


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

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.


[Updated 15 October 2019]

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