Hiking (aka hill-walking) is a great way to explore some of the most beautiful areas of the UK. And unlike climbing we generally do it whatever the weather. We run at least two meets per month where members do all sorts of walking at all levels – from coastal and lowland paths (eg. Cornwall, Pembroke, Wye Valley), boggy moorland (Yorkshire, Dartmoor), steep hillsides (Lake District and Snowdonia) through to snow and ice covered mountains (Scotland and on occasion winter trips to the Lake District and Snowdonia).
Some of our coastal, lowland, and moorland trips are on relatively easy terrain, but the more mountainous areas (Snowdonia, the Lake District, and Scotland) will require rather more effort, often over quite rough ground. Do you fancy using the stairs to get to the top of the Shard - then coming back down and doing it twice more in quick succession? That’s about the same height gain you will need to get from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, or from Wasdale to the summit of Scafell Pike. And afterwards we will continue on to climb other summits.Please note that we're not a training or guiding organisation, and cannot provide direct training. We can however help new members to find appropriate training courses. If you're completely inexperienced we recommend that you have a few days out with Metropolitan Walkers or the Saturday Walkers’ Club first, preferably undertaking some of their longer and more strenuous (ie. hillier) walks.
We are affiliated with the British Mountaineering Council and agree with its participation statement: