Norwegian Fjord. Credit: WH

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 & Winter Flu Club Stance

Whilst the darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic appear to be behind us, it is our belief in the committee that we as a club should remain vigilant and try to protect eachother as best as possible.

Whilst there are no legal restrictions that require self isolation, or for you to stay at home when unwell we still ask (in order to protect our wonderful community) that you do not attend our events. In most cases getting some extra rest will do you just as much good, and we will look forward to seeing you when you feel well again! Please check event advertising and our rules, privacy policy and COVID disclaimer for full details.

To reduce your risk of getting ill this winter we recommend:

  • Bring a face covering along, just in case you wish to use it/feel ill during the course of the event.
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser to use - particuarly after train rides.
  • Wrap up warm on the colder days! Bring some waterproofs ;)

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

The SUHC Committee

Last updated: 2nd January 2023

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

Exam season is here, and so are we! We're halfway through now, so keep up your spirits! We've got an exciting week ahead, including the send off of the Pembrokehsire Away trip, and as always a Social and a Day Walk! Stay tuned, we will update this space soon.

Board in the City (Social), Thursday 6th, 19:30 - We want to welcome you all back into semester 2 with a Board in the City social on Thursday 26th January. The event starts at 7:30 pm, where both Jack and Matthew will be attending.There will be a £4 admission fee to be paid when we get there. Food and drinks are available at the venue.

Pembrokeshire Away Trip Send Off, Friday 7th, 10:00 and 15:00 - Our away trip minibuses will be heading off from the redbrick at 10:00 and 15:00, anyone wishing to come and say hello is welcome and folks will be there at least half an hour before!

All's Fareham in Love & Walks (Day Walk), Saturday 8th - This week we will be undertaking our first coastal walk of the term, featuring both the river Hamble and of course, our very own Southampton Water. This walk will take place from Fareham to Burseldon and will be approximately 22km, so will be more than sufficient to give you all a good break before the start of the new semester. Ticket: Off-peak day return to Fareham, currently costs £8.70 or £5.70 with a railcard. Boarding the train from Southampton central at 09:44

See the event page for full details.

All upcoming events and sign-ups

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


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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