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We are Southampton University Hillwalking Club

One of the University's largest, friendliest and oldest 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 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

All our events are back! Rest assured we are continually reviewing our covid mitigation, especially considering the rising cases locally and nationally. We'll post here if we need to make any changes. Please check event advertising and our rules, privacy policy and COVID disclaimer for full details.

From the 27th Jan, face coverings are no longer required by law in England. We recognise and respect that some may wish to continue using face coverings. Free mass covid testing comes to an end on the 1st April, so we will no longer require negative tests for our close-contact events. However, to continue to protect our community, we still recommend you do not attend our events if you are showing symptoms.

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

  • Maintain distance from those outside your household where possible. Where distancing is not possible, or in enclosed spaces, the use of face coverings is still recommended by the NHS.
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser.

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

The SUHC Committee

Last updated: 31st March 2022

What's On This Week - W.B. 23rd May 2022

Sending good luck to everyone as the university enters its first summer exam week! Keep going, you're almost there now, and as always if you need a little chill time we've got you covered.

Saturday 28th Day Walk: The Toad of Beaulieu Road

his week we are returning to the New Forest. Full of beautiful wooded areas, rolling hills and some beautiful but deceptively spiky plants (🤞 for no more bogs) and close enough to home so as not to have a long travel time, it is a win win. This route is slightly shorter than some of our previous walks at just over 16 km, so if anyone is considering joining a walk to relax during exams this is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and get a break during this very stressful time. There is also a good pub in Brockenhurst that many of you will be familiar with if you have time for a post-walk drink.

We will be taking the 09:30 train from Southampton station. You will need an off-peak day return to Brockenhurst which will cost £8.30 without a railcard and £5.54 with one. The train gets us to Beaulieu Road for 9:44. There are approximately 3 trains an hour back from Brockenhurst after the walk so if you do want to get back to do some work you should have plenty of options.

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Advanced Noticed (Thorpe Park Social), Mon 13th June:

To celebrate the end of exams, on the 13th June we will be heading up to Thorpe Park! Student tickets cost £20 in advance, and we expect people to buy their own tickets in advance. The link to buying tickets is here: - make sure to bring your Student ID with you!

There will be a sign up here, so we know who is attending: We strongly recommend taking packed lunches up to the venue - food is available to buy, but it will be overpriced.

Please see facebook event linked by the button below for all the details.

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Day Walks

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

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


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.



For those keen to do longer, more adventurous or challenging trips and activities, in a smaller group.

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


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


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