We are Southampton University Hillwalking Club

One of the University's largest and friendliest sports clubs!


We've been taking Southampton students walking since 1966 and are dedicated to exploring the very best countryside, peaks, mountains and coastline the UK has to offer. We offer a range of different activities every week open to almost anyone - from absolute beginners to seasoned explorers - with no commitment required, just turn up! Follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list HERE to be notified of our upcoming events. All the nessesary info is on this site but of course please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via email or our Facebook page if you have any questions whatsoever. We are more than happy to help. See you at one of our events soon!


Latest COVID-19 Club Update

As you are probably aware, most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted by the Government. We will continue to listen to and act upon guidance provided by the Government, NHS, University and Students' Union, as well as our sporting governing body (the BMC).

We continue to run Day Walks and Socials. Most events don't require you to sign up, but you have the option of doing so if you want to provide contact details for test and trace. COVID-safe Away Trips and Expeditions are currently being planned for the new academic year.

For all our in-person events, we continue to advise you to:

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

The SUHC Committee


What's On This Week - W.B. 20th September 2021

Term is almost upon us! We'll be posting further events on here during freshers week, so stay tuned!

  • Day Walk, Sat 25th Sept: Highcliffe Hike With term almost upon us, we think it'd be a good time to showcase what hillwalking is about, on a short-ish gentle walk which will hopefully serve as a pleasant (re)introduction ahead of our main events across the upcoming fortnight! As such, this walk will feature some hillwalking staples - woods, heaths, cliffs, beaches, fields, rivers and history on a 16km route which winds its way through both rural and urban landscapes. One thing notably absent will be hills themselves, but as regular attendees know, that's hardly unusual! We'll be getting the 09:00 train from Southampton Central and the tiket you'll need is an 'off-peak day return' to Christchurch which will cost £9.15 with a railcard or £13.90 without.


Sign-up required for all in person events: SUHC Event Sign-Up Page

Day Walks

Summer break timetable

Local walks ranging from 12 to 26km (occasionally more), usually every Saturday during term time.

These walks are open to everyone, the only cost is the train ticket and your lunch.

Day Walks

Away Trips

Announcing soon, 29-31st Oct

Whole weekend trips roughly once a month exploring some more remote areas of the UK.

Destinations include the National Parks (Lakes, Peaks etc), Cornwall, Wales and Scotland.

Away Trips

Socials

Summer break timetable

A chance to meet up with like minded individuals and have some walk-free fun!

Socials can involve almost anything: treasure hunts, ice skating and pudding socials have all featured in the past.

Socials

Expeditions

Dartmoor 22-24th Oct. Click for details

For those keen to do longer, more adventurous or challenging trips and activities.

Examples include long distance walks, navigation training, wild camping, winter skills, bothying and international trips.

Expeditions

Membership & FAQ

We have two types of Club membership. Membership is not required for Day Walks but we would encourage you to get it.

This page also answers some of the most popular questions we get asked. Don't see your question? Get in touch!

Membership & FAQ

Committee

The people responsible for managing the Club and keeping everything running smoothly. Each Committee member has their own area of responsibility.

Keen to see what they think of themselves?

Committee



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