If you have a question which is not listed below or simplify would like more clarification please do not hesitate to get in touch with a committee member.
What is fell walking?
Fell walking is the recreation practice of hiking and walking within mountainous terrain.
Many fell walkers often become proficient in scrambling (ascending rockier and more exposed routes up mountains somewhere between hiking and climbing) though you don’t have to do this.
Does it matter if I’ve never fell walked before?
A resounding NO! We always run a variety of walks which mean there will always be one for people who just want to be out in present surroundings.
In addition don’t worry if you cant read a map or use a compass, that is what our committee are for! They go for training every year to ensure they can keep you safe on the mountain.
What do I need to Bring?
We always release kit lists before any trips however the main points are and ALWAYS will be:
- No denim to be worn
- You must have walking boots with ankle support.
- these don’t need to be expensive and if you need help with where to buy some ask a committee member
- You must have waterproofs and plenty of warm clothing even in summer! We all know British weather and it can be even more unpredictable on a mountain.
When and Where do trips leave?
This depends on the trip.
Weekend walks will leave on a Friday usually between 5pm to 5:30pm from the gear store (near Windsor terrace and the library). if you cant make this time please let us know so we know so we don’t leave without you
Day trips meet outside the SU on for set off around 7:45 on a saturday, this time becomes stricter if we are in ‘the bleak midwinter’ where sunlight hours for walking are more scarce.
When do we get back?
Again this depends on the trip which you are going on.
Weekend trips return on a Sunday at an earliest of 11pm but for all weekend trips we will drop you off at home or halls of residence.
Day trips aim to be back at about 7pm and the coach will drop us all of at the SU.
How much does it all cost?
Our membeship options can be seen here. These prices subsidise the cost of the trips.
As such day trips cost £15 and weekend trips £40. This includes the cost of your transport and for weekend trips includes your Saturday night meal unless we tell you otherwise.
What is Hill bagging
Bagging is when fell walkers tick off the list of hills they have walked and is a big topic of convocation for some of our members. In fact they have deemed it a competition to have more lumps of earth climbed than others.