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 to National Parks, and UK and international Expeditions in remoter areas.

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 more than 6 weekend away trips per academic year, including locations such as Snowdonia, the Lake District, Scottish Highlands, Pembrokeshire, Dartmoor, Peak District, and other National Parks! Away Trips typically cost less than £60, which is all-inclusive of transport, food and accommodation. Access to away trips requires the initial purchase of a club membership (£20) which lasts the entire academic year. 

Expeditions: A new addition to the club aiming to cater for the more adventurous side of the club, and guide aspiring walkers to how they can improve their hill and mountain skills and become more independent. Activities include multi-day backpacking, wild-camping, and bothy expeditions, winter hillwalking and mountaineering in Scotland, navigation, first-aid and expedition skills training and participation in competitive events. These tend to cost less than Away Trips, in some cases you just pay for the train ticket and your food!

Socials: Regular weekly social events, including activities such as: karaoke, games nights, cheese and wine evenings, club nights, BBQs, 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 to attend, such as our annual Christmas and Easter Formals. There will be a discount available to all paid club members. 

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

Full academic year membership costs £20, allowing attendance of away trips and discounts on paid socials. A half-academic year (one semester) membership is available (with the same benefits) at £10. 

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:

Xuhao Wei
Away Trip Secretary (1)
Jack Davis
Away Trip Secretary (2)
Amy Kerrison
Day Walk Secretary (1)
Jack Rajack
Day Walk Secretary (2)
James Smith
Expeditions Secretary
William Heritage
President
Matthew Durrant
Social Secretary (1)
Jack Langdon
Social Secretary (2)
Ben Baddour
Treasurer
Jennifer Martin
Vice President

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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 MembershipFREE22/09/2022 - 22/09/2023This 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)£10.0022/09/2022 - 30/01/2023Our 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.

Constitution

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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