Hillwalking

Interested in Hillwalking?

You can join as an "interested member" for free until 18 October 2020. This will allow the committee to contact you with details of taster sessions and welcome activity and allow you to decide whether you want to join for the year

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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. //These memberships have currently been removed until COVID restrictions allow larger groups to congregate//

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:

Noah Metcalfe
Away Trip Secretary (1)
Natasha Price
Away Trip Secretary (2)
John Holden
Day Walk Secretary (1)
Thomas Daly
Day Walk Secretary (2)
Mahmoud Mohamed
Expeditions Secretary
Jennifer Alston
President
Eloisa Kattenhorn
Social Secretary (1)
Hannah White
Social Secretary (2)
Ben Baddour
Treasurer
William Heritage
Vice President

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 MembershipFREE06/08/2020 - 29/09/2021This 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/

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