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Hey there! Would you like to see picturesque and famous places, escape from the London crowds, and meet a whole variety of new people from outside your course, and even your country? Or do you like an adrenaline rush and the challenge of climbing up that hill or mountain? If yes, UCL Hiking Club is for you! It's never too late to join us - new members welcome all year round.

We organise walks and hikes to suit all levels - from complete beginners to seasoned ramblers. Hikes in and around the South East take place every weekend, while weekend trips further away are planned throughout the year. Past destinations for residential trips include Dartmoor, Skye, Snowdonia, Peak District, Lake District, Brecon Beacons, Romania, and Poland.

The Club During Covid-19

You're probably curious how things will work with Covid-19, but fear not!  We have a large range of online hiking activities and socials all members will be able to take part in, and for those that can join us on campus for First Term, we will be running hikes (regulations allowing)!

We will be running two socially distant hikes every weekend, with a maximum of 30 people on each (including 2 walk leaders).  We will have a first-come, first-serve booking system to sign up for hikes and keep track of everyone's contact information for the NHS.  We will be travelling together on public transportation - masks will be mandatory on all transportation, and any time we cannot be socially distanced.

Full details about how our hikes will be working with Covid-19 (sign ups, meeting points, etc.) can be found in our FAQ document, listed on our website.  However, if you still have any questions please just contact the club!  All information about upcoming walks and residential trips goes out through emails to members and our private Facebook group.  Those who have boughten either our Reduced or Full membership, please request to follow our Members Only Facebook Group.

Memberships

Free Membership - open to anyone and everyone!  You will get our weekly newsletters to stay in the loop with the club, and will give you access to our four 'Try It!' Hikes.

Reduced Membership (£5) - this membership gives you access to our newsletter and all our online activities if you can't join us on campus for first term.  This includes online socials (pub quizzes, game nights, murder mysteries, film nights, and more!) as well as online hiking activities and news.  You will also have access to our four 'Try It!' Hikes.

Full Membership (£10) - this membership is the full Hiking Club package.  It gets you weekly newsletters, access to all online activities and socials, as well as any and all in-person hikes and activities.  This includes our four 'Try It!' Hikes as well.

Don't worry if you aren't on campus this term but will be joining us next term - you can easily upgrade your membership to enjoy all the hiking perks!  All memberships also include a 15% discount code off Cotswold merchanise.

You can see our past events on Facebook, or @uclhiking on Instagram.

We know many of you are proud to be involved with our club, so we have:

 You'll need to contact us to collect these and pick your colour/size!

This Club is Pride in Sport Accredited.

UCL Hiking Club was awarded the Club Development Silver Award.

Date established: 
September 2009