We are Southampton University Hillwalking Club

The University's largest sports club and also one of the friendliest!

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 committment or membership required. 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

We're now on the way out of lockdown! The next steps in our plan are as follows:

Now - In person day walks and socials are back on, limited to 12 and 6 people respectively.

No earlier than 17th May - Limits on day walk attendance should be effectively limited, and camping trips may be able to go ahead (potentially after exams).

Early July/August - Hard to confirm, but likely able to run overnight trips on a regular basis, including expeditions and our more recognisably normal bunkhouse away trips!

The (New) SUHC Committee 2021-22

What's On This Week - W.B. 10th May 2021

Here's what's happening this week:

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen social, 13th May at 19:10: Sarah and Matthew will be heading two groups of 6, and you can decide which group you’d like to sign up to in advance. Matthew (Group 1) will be meeting his group at the pub at 7:10pm, whilst Sarah (Group 2) will meet her group at the pub at 7:15pm. We will both be staying at the pub for two hours. Sign-up required.
    Social Details

  • Beaulieu Road to Lymington Daywalk - 15th May: A transect through the New Forest, taking in some of the best scenery the Forest has to offer! We'll be walking along through a charming part of the forest (of course), past a nature reserve and then winding along the Lymington Canal towards the marina. There's a 08:17 and 09:30 group to choose from.
    Day Walk Details
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Please Note: COVID restrictions still apply. We are running events which comply with the latest Government rules as well as guidance from the BMC, our governing body.

Day Walks

Walking as groups of 12

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

Suspended until further notice

Whole weekend trips roughly once a month exploring some more remote areas of the UK.

Destinations include the National Parks (Lakes, Peak etc), Cornwall, Wales and Scotland.

Away Trips


Running Online & Rule of 6 in-person

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.



Coming soon...

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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