New Forest autumnal scene. Credit: Maxwell Zhang

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

Welcome 2022 Freshers!

Hey all, whether you're a new face exploring what fun the uni has to offer, or an old hand looking to join a new club, we'd love to welcome you!

We know it can be all a bit much trying to get settled in and find your feet, so we don't want to add any pressure. On our regular walks (and socials) we really enjoy meeting new people . Whether it's for one walk to explore the area, a few hikes to test the waters, or a full-blown hillwalking obsession - you're welcome to come along. You can meet our motley crew and join whichever walks you fancy. We'll have lots in store in fresher's and beyond. There's more to Hampshire (and beyond) than meets the eye and it's always worth a good adventure in a new place! So keep an eye out and come along.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

We are at SUSU's Bunfight on Thursday 29th September!! Come find us in the Jubilee Sports Hall to speak to some of our committee members, find out what we're planning and how to get our latest news and events.

What's On This Week - W.B. 26th September

SUHC @ Bunfight, Thu 29th: come chat to some of our committee at SUSU's Bunfight. You can find us in the Jubilee Sports Hall for the day. Ask us any questions you may have, join our mailing list and find out how to become a FREE member! Can't make the bunfight? See below...

Sprinkles Social, Thursday 29th After Bunfight: After bunfight we're sure you'll be just as excited/exhausted as us! So why not come along down to sprinkles (portswood) with the club's commitee and memebrs to restock on all things waffles and ice cream. This is a fantatsic opoortunity to ask any questions about the club and get to know other memebrs before the walks :) This is also the start of our freshers "three socials in a week!" run.

New Forest Day Walk, Sun 2nd Oct: Our classic Freshers' Day Walk location with a new route: we will start and end at the lovely village of Brockenhurst nestled in the heart of the forest. Taking in the picturesque atmosphere of the age old trees which lines the footpaths of this beautiful walk will be no difficult feat as we walk through one of the most relaxing settings around Southampton. The route will be about 14.1km (8.7 miles) which is slightly shorter than our usual Day Walk length (around 18-22km), so this will be a gentle introduction where we encourage people to turn up and just enjoy the scenery. We'll be splitting into two groups leaving an hour apart so please do take a look and sign up to te event ASAP using the button below: We'll meet on Platform 4 of Southampton Central railway station - look out for committee members in their purple gowns! You'll need an off-peak day return to Brockenhurst.

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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