What we're about

**During Covid-19, all usual club activities have been suspended. Please follow our Facebook page to keep up to date on virtual activities and future plans**

The Brighton Explorers Club is a volunteer-run, multi-activity outdoors club based in Brighton, established in 1967. We do a wide variety of activities including rock climbing, road cycling, mountain biking, walking, caving, kayaking, windsurfing, badminton, tennis, coasteering, surfing – and more!

Many of our activities are based in Brighton and the surrounding areas. From late spring to early autumn we do watersports on Brighton seafront. We run weekly road cycles through the summer months. Mountain biking runs throughout the year around the South Downs, as do our weekly walks and hikes. We climb indoors throughout the year and, when the weather is good, we climb outdoors locally. In the autumn, winter and spring we paddle down local rivers by kayak and stand up paddleboard.

We also run trips throughout the year, both in the UK and abroad. Some of our most popular trips include: white water kayaking on the Usk, Dart and Tryweryn rivers in the UK and rivers in the French Alps; surfing trips to Devon, Wales, Portugal and Morocco; hiking and mountaineering in Wales and Scotland; caving in Yorkshire; cycling in Wales and France. Cost of trips is kept low by using our own equipment, staying in hostels, bunkhouses or camping, car sharing etc.

You can see all our scheduled activities, trips and events on the calendar at http://www.brightonexplorers.org

BEC is all about encouraging its members to get out into the great outdoors. We welcome people of all levels of ability including beginners, but generally we don’t offer instruction. However, we do offer introductory sessions into many of the activities we offer and our more experienced members are on hand to give new members tips and advice.

In order to take part in any of our activities (EXCEPT New Members Nights and any events advertised as being open to non-members) you must be a member and must sign up to all activities by logging in to the website and registering your attendance.

Membership is £51.50 for the year. Membership allows you to take part in our activities, trips and events.

Please note that some activities require proof of previous experience or enrolment on an introductory session with us. We offer introductory sessions for kayaking and SUP at a cost of £10. Please contact activity leaders via http://www.brightonexplorers.org if you have any questions.

We are an over 18’s only club, so unfortunately can’t accept minors on any of our activities or events. BEC is keen to encourage and support all members and especially younger members (18-30) to get into the outdoors.

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New Members Night

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New Members Night

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Regular Thursday MTB Ride


Regular Thursday MTB Ride


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