Around six times a year, the club ventures a little further afield to visit some of the more remote parts of the UK over a weekend. This can be the mountains, the National Parks, the coast - we basically look for the most beautiful places to walk!
The walks that are led each day will depend on the walk leaders we have and the groups we are leading. Typically they will include an option for a hill or mountain walk (often climbing the highest local summit - we like to put the "Hill" back into "Hillwalking"!) and an alternative, though on smaller trips we may only run one walk.
A couple of times a year we organise longer trips, usually during the Easter and Summer breaks. These will cost more due to the higher accommodation costs. Occasionally we break out the club tents too and go camping!
Tap below to explore some Away Trip FAQ's...
Our trips typically cost £40 - £65. You'll also need to be a paid member.
We host walks all around the UK, mainly around our National Parks and mountainous areas. We typically drive up to our chosen location on a Friday evening, returning late on Sunday evening. In alphabetical order, here's some Club favourites Away Trip locations:
Any current Southampton student is welcome to join us! Uni Staff or Alumni? Get in touch to see how to obtain Union Associate membership. You do not need to have any hillwalking experience, we take absolute beginners to seasoned explorers. As long as you have the kit listed in the event advertising material, enthusiasm and are happy to be walking long distances (6+ hours of walking a day) over varying and at times steep terrain, then feel free to sign up for a trip!
People with specific needs (eg: food allergies, dietary requirements, relevant medical information, religious needs etc): please let us know at the time of sign-up. We will do our very best to accomodate everyone. Letting us know of a need the day before or on the day of an event is too late!!
That's great! Our trips are advertised via the mailing list (subscribe here) and on our Facebook page. When you see a trip that interests you, make a note of the sign-up date and time. Sign-up is usually first-come, first-served. If successful, you'll recieve an email with payment instructions and a reminder of the kit list. If not, fret not! We'll add you to a reserve list and contact you in the event of someone dropping out or failing to pay. We can't wait to share the highlights of the UK's countryside with you!
For our Away Trips, you'll need to bring a little more than for our Day Walks. The following are items you MUST bring:
Minibuses have speakers. Speakers mean music. While the choice of music is down to each particular driver, often you'll hear our current default playlist, the minibus mix. at over 38 hours long, with 550+ songs, the full version available here tends not to repeat that often. Every trip it gains a few more songs from trip-goers.