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...

About Hillwalking

Whether you're already passionate about the outdoors or just simply curious, we offer something for everyone. Our activities include...

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 £65, 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.

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.

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) .

Membership Fee 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 MembershipFREE01/07/2019 - 30/06/2020This membership is free to individuals who wish to attend our weekly day walks. By registering for this free membership, you will have access to SUSU's insurance cover during our activities. Once registered there is no commitment required, as you can attend as many or as few day walks as you like. Check our Facebook page for details of our day walks each week: https://www.facebook.com/SotonSUHC/
Semester 1 Paid Membership£1001/07/2019 - 31/01/2020This membership is aimed at Erasmus students and anyone who's only planning to stay in Southampton for the first semester. With this membership you can attend our away trips, receive discounts on some socials and get access to our club kit. Note that you don't need this membership to attend any of our Day Walks or Socials.
Annual Paid Membership£2001/07/2019 - 30/06/2020With this membership you can attend our away trips, receive discounts on some socials and get access to our club kit. Note that you don't need this membership to attend any of our Day Walks or Socials.

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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:

  • Jennifer Alston
    Away Trip Secretary (1)
  • Mahmoud Mohamed
    Away Trip Secretary (2)
  • John Holden
    Day Walk Secretary (1)
  • Thomas Daly
    Day Walk Secretary (2)
  • Thomas Edwards
  • Eilish Hart
    Social Secretary (1)
  • William Heritage
    Social Secretary (2)
  • Matthew Durrant
  • Natasha Price
    Vice President
  • Natasha Price
    Welfare Officer