New Forest Day Walk
2 Oct, -
Southampton Central Train Station Southampton Central Train Station
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- Plenty of water
- Comfortable walking shoes
- A coat
We organise a walk at least every week. Normally they are on Saturdays, with away trips going on over the weekend. We will occasionally run walks on different days, including Sundays, Wednesdays and evenings too. Look out for the events advertised on our Facebook page and email.
They vary, but the idea of them is that they are suitable for anyone. This particular walk is the perfect one to try out as it’s shorter than average and as ever we’ll make sure no one gets left behind. If you are unsure either ask us or try walking around Southampton first (this is also a great way to understand the area if you’re new to it!).
Not on this walk. The area around Southampton has very few hills, it’s almost all below 200m, and very typical English rolling countryside. We try to keep our walks cheap, and so not too far away from Southampton. That said, we do try to seek out hills where possible, and our Away trips and Expeditions are usually organised in hillier areas of the UK. If you particularly want to go and climb up some mountains, then get in touch and we’ll put you in contact with the Elite Team.
It’s a historical name we’ve had for a while (we’re one of the oldest societies at Southampton!) and refers to the ‘sport’ of Hillwalking.
Generally not for our day walks. We’ll warn you about the terrain where possible, and except for a couple of walks in the winter trainers will be absolutely fine, though be prepared to get them a little muddy on certain walks. However, if you like walking, like dry feet and like the extra comfort, hiking boots are a great investment. Aside from shoes, a rucksack is very useful, and when the weather looks poor, so too is a raincoat. Shops in the city will sell you these for as little as £5 each.
A railcard is available to anyone studying, or under the age of 30, regardless of nationality. The most common is a 16-25 railcard, for people between the age of 16 and…. 25! This costs £30 and saves 33% of the price of any rail ticket. It’s easiest to buy this online, but you can also do so at the station, but NOT on the day you want to use it! If you want to use the trains a lot, it will save you money. After about six or seven day walks it will start saving you money (we usually travel by train).
If you always travel in a group, consider either a groupsave ticket (33% for groups of 3-9) or another railcard. Ask if you need more information! (Either ask us or at a station).
Yes! Our walks are never quiet, and it’s the perfect opportunity to drift around groups, talking to new people. I’d also recommend our socials! Hillwalkers are very friendly and we have an extremely friendly committee too. We have a bit of a tradition of creating strong friendships and a few relationships too. We have a variety of walkers from other societies, walkers from 18 to 30+, from inside and outside the university, from undergraduates to PhDs. We also have a larger international presence than the university itself - which guarantees interesting conversation.
Yes! We do all sorts for socials although most upcoming ones will be online. Simply look back through our events to get an idea of past events. New and exciting ideas coming soon!!
No, not for day walks or socials though we'd recommend you get our FREE membership from SUSU. There are some advantages to paid membership: have a look on our or SUSU’s website for more information, or contact us. You need paid membership for our away trips.
Yes, just send us a message!
At SUHC we are dedicated to exploring the very best countryside, peaks, mountains and coastline the UK has to offer. We host weekly Saturday day walks throughout Hampshire and surrounding areas, in addition to whole-weekend away trips to different national parks and mountainous regions, and an array of socials during term time! See below for details of our activities and how you can get involved..