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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! 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. 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 and our rules, privacy policy and COVID disclaimer for full details.

Face coverings are once again required by law, unless excempt, when using public transport and most public indoor public places, so please don't forget one when coming to our events.

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

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

The SUHC Committee

Last updated: 4th January 2022

What's On This Week - W.B. 17th January 2022

We wish you luck during the upcoming exam season. Don't worry, we've still got plenty of exciting events coming your way to calm your exam nerves.

  • Turn that Frown Up Black Down Day Walk, Sat 22nd January:

    Exams got you down? Need a revision break? Or lucky enough to not have exams or be a PGR and just need to chill after a long week? For this weekend’s hillwalk, we’re going up the Black Down hill, on a slightly more challenging 18km walk from Haslemere to Liphook.

    The walk will head out of Haslemere and head south towards Black Down, before scaling the hill and reaching the “Temple of the Winds”, whatever that is. From there we head along to the small village of Fenhurst, then go north-west up past numerous places with “Marley” in their name. Finally heading west along the Sussex Border Path, down through Stanley Common and into Liphook.

    The train we will be catching for this walk is the 09:13 from Southampton Central, where we change at Havant before arriving in Haslemere for 10:31. This will cost £16.55 with a railcard, or £25.10 without one.

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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

Next: Feb (Covid-dependant)

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.



Next: TBC

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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