Hillwalking

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..

Whether you're already passionate about the outdoors or just simply curious, we offer something for everyone. Our activities include... Local Day Walks, Away Trips, socials and a wide range of adventures!

Day Walks: Hosted every Saturday during term time, featuring locations such as Winchester, the Isle of Wight, New Forest, Salisbury, South Downs and Bournemouth. Day walks are FREE to attend and all are welcome; the more the merrier! Only costs include your own personal train ticket and packed lunch. Details of each day walk are posted on our Facebook page and other social media, as well as our email mailing list. 

Away Trips: SUHC hosts around 5 away trips per academic year, including locations such as Snowdonia, the Lake District, Pembrokeshire, Dartmoor, Peak District, and other National Parks! Away Trips typically cost less than £80, which includes transport, food and accommodation. Access to away trips requires the initial purchase of a club membership (£10 per semester).

Socials: Regular social events, including activities such as: karaoke, games nights, Barbeques, quizzes and bowling- just to name a few! Not to forget our annual Christmas and Easter formals! At SUHC, we are an inclusive club who take pride in offering something for everyone! Most socials are free to attend. Some socials may require a charge, such as our annual Formals. 

Adventures: Events happening once or twice a term, designed to enrich your club experience! Events may include group and personal challenges, such as treasure hunts, wild camping, checkpoint races (whilst evading capture...), orienteering and more! Details will be provided in all descriptions, and each event will be targeted towards members of all abilities. 

FREE membership! Our free membership allows you to attend our day walks, socials and adventures. By registering you are receiving SUSU insurance cover for these activities. 

Paid membership costs £10 a semester, allowing attendance of Away Trips and the ability to borrow kit from the club. A full academic year membership is also available (with the same benefits) at £20. 

For more information, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SotonSUHC), Instagram (@SotonSUHC), Twitter (@SotonSUHC), or send an email (walking@soton.ac.uk).

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Hillwalking this year are:

Jack Langdon
Adventure Secretary
Maisie Bristow
Away Trip Secretary (1)
Chia-Hui Chou
Away Trip Secretary (2)
Reuben Hinchliffe
Day Walk Secretary (1)
Benjamin Samuel-Camps
Day Walk Secretary (2)
Jack Davis
President
Oliver Ashwell
Social Secretary (1)
Alan Benfield
Social Secretary (2)
Daniel Ledger
Treasurer
Stewart Miller
Vice President
Jack Langdon
Welfare Officer

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Hillwalking, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Free Day Walk & Social MembershipFREE25/09/2023 - 25/09/2024This membership is free to individuals who wish to attend our weekly day walks and fortnightly socials. By registering for this free membership, you will have access to SUSU's insurance cover during our activities and will feel part of our friendly and welcoming community. Once registered there is no commitment required, as you can attend as many or as few events as you like! Check our Facebook page for details of these events: https://www.facebook.com/SotonSUHC/ or our website: walking.susu.org/events.php
Paid Membership (Semester 1)£10.0025/09/2023 - 30/01/2024Our Semester 1 paid membership is the perfect option for Erasmus students who are only here for one semester and wish to join the cub for our Away Trips and Expeditions; not for our weekly day walks or socials (take a look at our free membership). The money raised through such membership goes towards maintaining club equipment and towards reducing the overall costs of our trips to members by allowing us to book transport and facilities in advance. As a big thank you, we also offer the ability for our paid club members to loan club equipment (Os maps, tents, & winter equipment) for no further costs, when not being used for club events.
Full Academic Year - Paid Membership£20.0025/09/2023 - 25/09/2024Our full-year paid membership helps to support the club but is ONLY required for weekend Away Trips (and some adventures); not for our weekly day walks or socials (take a look at our free membership). The money raised through such membership goes towards maintaining club equipment and towards reducing the overall costs of our trips to members by allowing us to book transport and facilities in advance. As a big thank you, we also offer the ability for our paid club members to loan club equipment (Os maps, tents, & winter equipment) for no further costs, when not being used for club events.

Constitution

All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Hillwalking are available to view below

Upcoming Events

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