We are Southampton University Hillwalking Club

One of the University's largest, friendliest and oldest 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

All our events are back! 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. Please check event advertising for details.

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. 18th October 2021

Wow! What a start to the academic year! And our events just keep on coming! Here's this week's offerings:

  • Games & Movie Night, Wed 20th Oct, 19:00 in 58/1001:
    Games from 19:00, including Dobble, Uno, and Unstable Unicorns but feel free to bring your own! . After playing a few games, we’ll watch a film on the projector (to be picked on the day).
    FB event

  • Hamble Day Walk with Hedgehog Friendly Campus Society, Sat 23rd Oct:
    We will be walking together in aid of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, and should you wish to, the link to donate to the cause is here. Starting at 09:30 at Bargate in the city centre, we will be venturing towards a less seen side of Southampton which may make you wonder – is it actually that bad?! On this 15km amble, we will be heading over the Itchen Bridge to explore the (supposedly haunted) medieval ruins of Netley Abbey before continuing through to the Victoria Country Park to enjoy lunch and some wonderful sea views! After lunch we will wander along and into the yachting village of Hamble before heading down into the charming little town of Bursledon where you’ll be able to enjoy a drink in the pub or head back to the city via one of the hourly trains for a cost as little as £4.40 or just £2.90 with a railcard.
    FB event

  • Nun's Cross (Dartmoor) expedition, 22-24th Oct: Sign-up closed
    Trip briefing
All upcoming events and sign-ups

Advance notice

Brecon Beacons Away Trip, 29-31st Oct: Sign-up closed
Brecons Briefing

Day Walks

Every Saturday

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

Brecons, 29-31st Oct. Click for details

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


Regular socials throughout the term

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.



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.


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


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

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