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Southampton University Hillwalking Club

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Forest Evasion

Forest Evasion is our annual competition with an aim of meeting and interacting with other like minded clubs. This page is designed to give an overview of what to expect from the competition, full rules will be sent to participants ahead of the competition.

The Competition

A 24 hour competition designed to appeal to outdoor societies. Teams are either 'Evaders' or 'Catchers'. The Evaders task is to navigate between a number of given checkpoints while the Catchers attempt to stop them. Each time a Catching team catches an Evading team they gain points and the Evaders lose a life. Ultimately the teams with the most lives and the most points after 24 hours are the winners.

When is it?

The 2019 competition took place on the weekend of 3rd-5th May. 2020 competition details will be posted here when made available


The 2019 competition took place in the New Forest.

More details

Sign up is below and closed on the 23rd April 2019. Cost per entry is £11 per person including overnight camping at Wilverly campsite, a badge and hiring of the forest.

Check out the official website HERE.


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The competition first ran in 2012, the winners to date are as follows:


2013 - Southampton University Hillwalking Club Peter Forrest

2014 - Southampton University Hillwalking Club Joe Warmington

2015 - Southampton University Hillwalking Club (Tom Masheder, Tom Candy, Jake Rowland)

2016 - ???

2017 - ???

2018 - ???

2019 - ???


2013 - Southampton's Duke of Edinburgh Society (Rachel Manson, Charlotte Callaway, Alex Manning, Georgia Howes)

2014 - Bath University Mountaineering Club (David Clare, Jon Ridley, Strachan McCormick, Martin MacDonald)

2015 - Cambridge University Hillwalking Club (Philip Withnall, Vicky Ward, Joe Hobbs, Chris Arran, Tom Leach)

2016 - Southampton City Network (Tom Candy, Peter Ogilvie, Arshad Emmambux)

2017 - CUHWC Duffers

2018 - Ramsoc

2019 - Southampton university Hillwalking Club (The invading florists)