London's largest Outdoor pursuits group for 25 to 45ish year olds
Get outdoors, see great places and meet great people
Who we are
We organise over 90 hiking trips per year. We're a fun loving, adventurous and sociable multinational hiking group based in London offering hiking and walking day trips, weekends away hiking and longer trips to destinations both in the UK and all over the world. We're mainly in our late 20s to mid 40s or at least young at heart and we generally either live or work in or around London. We discover and explore picturesque and stunning landscapes and rural trails hiking around the British Isles, visiting most of the National Parks and many designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, all easily accessible from London.
We organise all the logistics for our hiking trips so that you can just turn up and have a great time.
What we do
We organise typically 5 day hiking trips a month and have over 30 routes that we use. All are pre walked and are superb routes that we carefully choose. All leave a central London station and we arrange train tickets, so you can just turn up and enjoy a great day out with us.
Weekend hiking trips
We organise 3 weekend trips a month to all corners of the UK, showing you the very best that this country has to offer. We typically rent an entire Youth Hostel just for our group and after a great days hiking either go to a local restaurant or cook at the hostel. We have over 25 different weekend trips and are adding new ones all the time!
We offer a variety of trips from 3 nights up to a week and will be having a number of new trips added as we enter 2014. Where possible we aim for twin bed rooms and put the meticulous planning into our foreign trips so that you can have a great time and get to see the best of the area that you're visiting.
Why we do it
Outdooraholics was started by Graham - a very keen hiker and outdoors lover with a lifetime of hiking experience. Outdooraholics was started to share his experience, love, enthusiasm and passion for hiking in the great British Countryside with others. Before starting Outdooraholics he'd been involved with and run day and weekend hiking trips for a number of other established groups from his University Expedition society to an inter varsity (graduate) club through to even national charities like Rotaract. He now has a very active hobby of sharing this hiking passion with others through a large range of fun, exciting and sometimes challenging hiking trips.
To keep up with demand for hiking trips, we have a number of similarly enthusiastic people involved with the group. To find out more about the main Outdooraholics hiking crew, please visit the link below:
Why go hiking in a group?
Apart from the obvious of increasing your fitness and being a great way to make new friends if you're new in town, one of our regular members has answered this with a brilliant article below:
Our main hike leader has undertaken both a four day Walk Group Leader course accredited by the MLT (Mountain Leader Training) and a six day Mountain Leader course (also accredited by the MLT) as well as having a two day outdoor Activity First Aid course and over 20 years of extensive and diverse hiking and leading experience. Sadly the outdoors always presents risks but through our experience, training and careful planning we do our best to minimise those.
Further information on our hiking trips?
You can email Graham at: email@example.com
Or you can follow us and our hiking adventures on the following social media sites:
We sincerely look forward to meeting you at one of our weekend or hiking day trip adventures soon and can ensure a warm welcome to you ramblers out there
Other trips we arrange:
As well as hiking and walking day trips near London (usually leaving from Greater London stations) and hiking trips we also organise more occasional activities through Meetup, more of which will be entering the club calendar this year such as:
Sky diving, kayaking, coasteering, camping, canoeing, pot holing, yoga breaks, fitness weekends, SCUBA, travel, sightseeing, travelling abroad, rock climbing, skydiving, cycling, trekking, backpacking, yoga and tours, holiday getaway breaks, adventure weekends, sailing, coast walking, caving, hiking abroad, rock climbing, countryside conservation, the 3 (three) peaks challenge, walking and abseiling, exercise and activity weekends for hikers, recreation weekends, gorge walking, navigation courses, culture trips, community trips
The fun places we visit and travel to on our walking trips in the UK include:
South Downs, North Downs, Devon, Cornwall, The Lake District, Wales - Snowdonia, the Gower and the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor, the Peak District, the Chilterns, Isle of Wight, Kent Downs, Surrey Hills, the Cotswolds, Dorset, the Lake District, the Yorkshire dales and moors and on up to Scotland.
We also arrange foreign walking trips to hike to places such as:
High Atlas mountains, the Pyrenees, the Dolomites, Granada Mountains, Nepal, Goa, Kilimanjaro, Andalucia and as the group grows we will continue to offer many more too!
Sadly we do tend to focus on the outdoor events but we can recommend a good social group who do the following events:
Pub crawls, social events, sightseeing, making new friends, dining adventure, new in town drinks, food and cooking related events, exploring London's night life, social drinks