We are Southampton University Hillwalking Club

The University's largest sports club and also one of the friendliest!


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 committment 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

We're now on the way out of lockdown! The next steps in our plan are as follows:

Now - In person day walks (15 people per group) and socials (6 indoors, 30 outdoors). Covid-secure camping trips are also able to go ahead after a successful trial!

Early July/August - Hard to confirm, but likely able to run overnight trips on a more regular basis, including our more recognisably normal bunkhouse Away Trips! We will update you after the next Government and BMC announcements.

The (New) SUHC Committee 2021-22


What's On This Week - W.B. 21st June 2021

Term may have officially finished, but as and when Committee members are avialable, we'll continue to run some events (not nessesarily fitting to our term-time schedule). Here's what's coming up:

  • London Loop Challenge Walk - 24th June: We'll be attempting to set a new club record for the longest distance walked in a day this Thursday by embarking on a fast-paced 71km trek around part of the London Loop. It'll be an early start and a late finish in what will likely be the most challenging walk of the year!
    Challenge Walk details

  • Scoops Social - 25th June: This Friday, we’re going to be heading to the Scoops in Portswood! The social will start at 6pm, and the sign up will go live on Wednesday (23rd June) at 7pm. There will be two groups with five slots for each group - one group will have Sarah leading it, the second group will have Cherish leading it. You'll need to sign up in advance to attend the event.
    Social details

  • Silchester Shenanigans Day Walk - 26th June: As we all know, the history students have been away from their course for some time now… which means our president has been struggling to get his history fix. This week, we will be helping him out by taking our final stroll of the year through the historic area of Silchester – one of the best-preserved Roman wonders that Hampshire has to offer! The walk will meander past the ancient city walls and will offer us the possible opportunity for lunch within the Roman amphitheatre! With all our boots bound, the walk should finish between 3.00 and 4.00 PM in the charming little village of Bramley. We will be taking the catching the 9:30 AM train from Southampton Central. If you prefer you could also catch the train from Southampton Airport Parkway at 9:37, but please let us know by sending us a message beforehand.
    Day Walk details
Sign-up required for all in person events: SUHC Event Sign-Up Page

Please Note: COVID restrictions still apply. We are running events which comply with the latest Government rules as well as guidance from the BMC, our governing body.

Day Walks

Walking as groups of 15 (sign-up required)

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

Potentially restarting late summer

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

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

Away Trips

Socials

Running Online & In-Person (sign-up required)

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

Covid-secure camping trips (sign-up required)

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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