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Based in London, our group is passionate about exploring the Southeast and home counties, including Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.
From weekend escapades to the picturesque Snowdonia, the breathtaking Lake District, and the rugged peaks of the Peak District, we've left our footprints in the farthest corners of the UK.
But the adventure doesn't stop there—join us for an expanding array of thrilling adventures, including hiking, trekking, and exploring Europe and beyond.
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- TRIP 2 Pueblos Mancomunados: Ancestral Trails in Oaxaca’s Mountain VillagesAny UK Airport, London, AL£100.00
Escape and get some much-needed winter sun! Join us on an unforgettable week hiking in the Sierra Norte mountains in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. We are working with indigenous Zaptoec people to create a trip rich in joyfully good foods, culture and days of beautiful hiking. Oaxaca is one of the top three biodiversity hotspots in the world, so we will be taking in an incredible amount of flora and fauna as we pass through different ecosystems and microclimates. A comfortable trip, each night will be spent in a small cabaña (cabin) maintained by the mountain communities. Hiking village to village, we will cover about 110 km/68 miles over the course of 7 days. Some of the paths we follow will be the ancestral trails - ancient footpaths in use for at least 3,000 years to connect the mountains to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.
The Zapotec people of this region own no property and live in semi-autonomous communal villages. Isolated from the rest of the world by high mountains for centuries, their unique pre-columbian ways of life still are on display in their art, food, and language. Small-scale eco-tourism provides income to these communities whilst ensuring their cultural heritage is protected.
AND THE FOOD. You will never have better. Their farms produce all they need and they grow food organically on small plots in the mountains. Fresh fruit and juices, traditional mole sauces and stews, delicious fresh produce and local homemade cheese. Also, the beverage of choice is chocolate! Their predecessors, the Olmecs, were the first to utilise chocolate and it is absolutely delicious here. They also grow coffee beans nearby and drink it sweetly with a dash of cinnamon. I have organised some evening cooking classes for mole sauces and tamales while we are visiting the communities.
In addition, you will have a chance to explore Oaxaca City and its surroundings. This buzzing city is the creative hub of Oaxacan cuisine and well known for its beautiful street art, galleries, museums, and eateries.
Accommodation will be basic but comfortable. The Pueblos Mancundos all have cosy cabins, with hot water and fireplaces. Shared accommodation throughout. Single supplement may be available on some nights for a fee.
ITINERARY: There is much more info than meetup allows space for, so please see THIS DOCUMENT.
GRADE: Intermediate. 110 km/68 miles total. Most of the trip will be at altitude and so we will aim for easier hikes. However, there will be plenty of options to have more challenging days out if you are feeling fit. We will have some elevation gain and loss every day, but the trails are good footing, without any scrambling.
COST: £1500 total
£100 deposit due upon sign up.
£700 due 1 October 2023
£700 due 1 December 2023
Trip Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days except day 10, transportation if on suggested flight, transportation to and from the trail, accommodation in shared cabins, baggage portage for 7 days hiking, two local guides plus a UK-based Mountain Leader, all permits and fees for hiking in the Pueblos Mancomunados, two cooking workshops, admission to the Tule Tree, food tour of Oaxaca.
Trip does not include: flights, beverages, personal expenses, gratuities and tips for guides.
GETTING THERE: Oaxaca City has a small airport with connecting flights from Mexico City. Round trip from Heathrow starts around £700. You are welcome to take any flight you would like as long as you get to Oaxaca City on 24 February. See Itinerary for suggested flights.
KIT LIST: Please see this document.
- Oyster friendly- Mogador, Reigate Fort and the Epsom DownsLondon Bridge, London£10.00
GRADE: Intermediate, 19km 12m 300m ascent 5.5hrs hiking time on easy paths and tracks.
This picturesque walk in the Surrey Hills takes you through Gratton Park with its landscaped Edwardian gardens, continuing along a spectacular North Downs escarpment with sweeping views across the Weald.
The journey proceeds to Reigate Fort, built in 1898 as part of the London Defence Scheme, and then ascends to Coely Hill Viewpoint. From there, the path leads to the isolated hamlet of Mogador, where we break for our lunch.
In the afternoon, the route crosses Banstead Heath Commons to Walton on the Hill before passing through the famous Epsom Downs Racecourse. A short loop leads behind the Grandstand, offering a panoramic view of the London skyline. You are welcome to join us for a drink and some food or take the train home.
MEETING TIME: 09:10 London Bridge Station outside the main ticket office. We will be taking the 09:39 train to Merstham arriving at 10:13 Journey time 34 mins.
Train tickets are not included this trip is in the London travel card zone (Oyster-PAYG)
COST: £10 pay on RSVP
WALK STARTS: 10:20 Mertstham Station
LUNCH: Pack lunch on route
ESTIMATED FINISH: 17:00, Epsom Station.
HIKE LEADER: Gary 07968585224 firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring: lunch, snacks, water, suitable clothing and hiking footwear.
- Pretty villages of the West, woodlands and the River Thames - 21kmPaddington Station, London£10.00
Price does not include travel. Please buy your own train tickets.
Beginner/intermediate circular hike, 21km/13 miles with 184m elevation gain. It's the Thames as you've never seen it before! This peaceful stretch of the great river is known for its red kites, and cuts through weirs and meadows, lovely villages and manor houses.
From the Georgian town of Marlow where writers and poets Mary Shelley, TS Eliot and Jerome K Jerome once lived, we'll walk through the ancient village of Hurley, once a Benedictine monastery. We'll follow the Thames Path, until turning away from the river, we will head through the picturesque villages of Aston and Hambleden. We'll then walk up to the haven of wooded hills before heading back down into Marlow where we'll stop for a drink before going home.
GRADE: A beginner/intermediate hike of 21km/13 miles and about 5 hours hiking time, with 184m elevation gain.
COST: £10 organiser fee via Paypal on RSVP
TRAINS: Meet at 8:50 at London Paddington station for the 9:18 train to Marlow, changing at Maidenhead.
HIKE STARTS: This hike is circular from Marlow station, setting out at 10:30 sharp. If you plan to drive and meet us at Marlow, please PM me beforehand so that we don't miss you.
LUNCH: Bring a packed lunch
HIKE FINISHES: Approx 17.00 back at Marlow
WHAT TO BRING: Lunch, snacks, water, suitable clothing and hiking footwear. If it's been raining it will be muddy, so please wear good walking shoes/boots Click here for kit list.
- Ardingly Reservoir, Balcombe Lake and Ouse Valley ViaductLondon Bridge, London£10.00
GRADE: Intermediate, 18km (11m), 450m ascent, 5.5hrs walking time. Circular undulating hike on footpaths through woodland, pastures and lakesides.
This diverse and charming path guides us through the scenic Sussex Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), taking us on a journey through ancient woodlands to discover a hidden treasure and a remarkable feat of Victorian engineering - the awe-inspiring Ouse Valley viaduct.
As we leave the valley behind, we ascend to the picturesque shores of Ardingly Reservoir, romantically set between steep hills. where we'll trek along the High Weald Landscape Trail. We'll then descend to meander through the enchanting grounds of Wakehurst Place, Sussex's wild botanic garden affiliated with Kew Gardens.
Continuing along the trail, we'll reach the charming Balcombe Lake, winding our way through pastoral landscapes, woods and hidden farms before finally arriving in the quaint village of Balcombe, where you can catch the train back home, or join us in a cosy pub.
COST: £10.00 on RSVP
MEETING TIME: 09:00 at London Bridge Station, Outside the main ticket office.
TRAINS: London Bridge 09:35, arriving at Balcombe Station at 10:16, journey time 41mins. Group save tickets buy on the day, £9.60
WALK STARTS: 10:40 at Balcombe Station.
LUNCH: Pack lunch
WALK FINISHES: Approx 17:00 at Balcombe Station.
HIKE LEADER: Fofi
What to bring: lunch, snacks, water, suitable clothing and hiking footwear.
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