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We are more than just a hiking group, we put the fun into adventure whether it's indoors or the outdoors.

We will be advertising monthly outdoor and indoors events that is applicable to all age groups and abilities. Whether you prefer just to take it easy and have a wander or prefer to be active and go exploring.

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Upcoming events (5)

Great Brickhill Walk - The Greensand Ridge, River Ouzel and Grand Union Canal

London Euston Railway Station

£5.00

Great Brickhill Walk 14.7Km (9.1 miles) Join us for a day trip to Great Brickhill, the walk starts off in Bow Brickhill passing via Great Brickhill for lunch then finishing in Leighton Buzzard. The route takes us through wooded areas of Back Wood and Dunswood, then along the Green Ridge Way over looking the River Ouzel and finishing the walk along the Grand Union Canal. At the end of walk you have option to stay for a drink in Leighton Buzzard or return home. The total length of the route from Bow Brickhill to Leighton Buzzard is 14.7Km (9.1 miles) about 4hrs walking time (excludes any stoppage time) Pace: Easy - Moderate, Total Ascent: 151m, Total Descent 133m. Meeting Point: London Euston @ 08.30am next to the ticket office. Train - London Euston to Bletchley (change platforms) Departs 09.13am P11, Arrives 09.49am P3 Train - Bletchley to Bow Brickhill Departs 10.01am P6, Arrives 10.08am P2 Our return journey to London Euston is from Leighton Buzzard. Trains depart every 20mins at 34, 53, 59 past the hour. Tickets: Return ticket to Bow Brickhill is £24.80, a Group Saver ticket is about £16.53 based on 3 - 9 people buying a ticket together. Please ensure you arrive before 09.00am to get a group ticket otherwise you may end up having to purchase a full price return ticket. To avoid "missing out or return home in a group" on a saver ticket apply for a Rail Network card https://www.network-railcard.co.uk/ via IOS or Andriod app store, which entitles you to third off a full price ticket (same as group saver) only costs £30 per annum. Map & Stats https://www.outdooractive.com/en/hiking-trail/goa-uk-great-brickhill-walk-14.7km/118409105/#dm=1 NOTE: Please ensure you have sandwiches/snacks and water for the hike, we will have the option to stop for a drink at the end of the hike. Equipment List https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrNR-m1mkMDJ6iBcBA Disclaimer https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrNMoZzdpTxCw81CdQ I can be contacted via email on [masked] alternatively you can message me on [masked] GOA Website http://www.greatoutdooradventurers.com GOA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/GOAeurope/ GOA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/goa_pash/ GOA Photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/goa_pash/

Scotland - The Venomous Mountain (Ben Nevis)

GOA Glen Nevis SYHA

£185.00

Join myself and others as we hike up one of Scotland's most famous and talked about mountain. Standing at 1345m with its head in the clouds 355 days a year. Ben Nevis requires little introduction. With a wild heart, an adventurous spirit and a flair for drama, the legendary peak towers above glistening lochans and deep glacial valleys. In Scotland, you can't get any higher than this. But Ben Nevis is the king of them all. In the north west Highlands, near the town of Fort William and part of the Grampian Mountain range, the famous peak attracts 125k walkers a year. Whether you're an avid hiker or you just love beautiful landscapes, bagging 'the Ben' is likely to feature near the top of your Scottish bucket list. An ancient giant of the land, Ben Nevis was once a massive active volcano which exploded and collapsed inwards on itself millions of years ago. At the summit, there is evidence of an explosion in the form of light-coloured granite. The name itself has two translations from the ancient Gaelic language, meaning 'mountain with its head in the clouds', thanks to its iconic mist-shrouded peak, or it can also mean 'venomous mountain' – you can decide which translation you prefer after the climb! Event Date 24/05/19 @ 14.00PM - 26/05/19 @ 16.00PM Event Host Pash +44 [masked] Accommodation We will be staying in a lovely refurbish hostel on the foot of Ben Nevis with great views across the Scottish valley.. We will be in shared rooms 4 or 6 per room in Male only or Female only dorms, all beds have linen provided (no need for sleeping bags). Showers and Toilets are located in the corridor. Towels and toiletries are not provided. Food & Drink The hostel serves only hot & cold breakfast at reasonable prices. For lunch we can go to local shops/bakery. For our evening meal on Saturday we have a booked table for our group at the Ben Nevis Inn. Flights Please book your flight from any UK Airport flying to Glasgow Airport Transport (From and To Glasgow Airport) You will be collected from the airport at arrivals on Friday at 14.00pm (please ensure you book your flights to arrive at Glasgow Airport before 14.00pm) You will be returned to the airport at departures on Monday at 16.00pm (please ensure you book your flights to depart at Glasgow Airport after 16.00pm) ## Luggage space is limited on the bus - only bring a 30/50L size rucksack only NO suitcases) ## Payment The total cost of £185.00 is payable when you rsvp, includes accommodation, breakfast and guided hikes and transport during your stay. PayPal Payment Link https://www.paypal.me/PASHAA/185 in GBP Itinerary (Included in the price) 2 x nights @ Glen Nevis Hostel 2 x Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning 2 x Guided Hikes to Ben Nevis and Steall Falls 1 x Airport Transfer from/to airport and transport during the hiking trip. What is NOT included in the price Dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, drinks, any other transport or flights. The Walks: Saturday we will hike to the Venomous Mountain (Ben Nevis) covering a total of 14.48Km Sunday we will hike up to Steall Falls cover 7Km before heading back to Glasgow Airport. Hike Level: Moderate, Walk Pace: Easy to Moderate May include moderate ascent and descent, uneven and rocky terrain or paths, wet or muddy surfaces, altitude upto 1345m Equipment List https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrNK-pHD6_DZFmWPCA Insurance - please ensure you have insurance to cover any medical or air rescue in the UK up to an altitude of 1500m Disclaimer https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrNMoZzdpTxCw81CdQ I can be contacted via email on [masked] or [masked] alternatively you can whatsapp me on [masked] GOA Website http://www.greatoutdooradventurers.com GOA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/GOAeurope/ GOA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/goa_pash/ GOA Photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/goa_pash/

Germany: Zugspitze Tour - Alpine Peak Hike

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bahnhof

£165.00

Join us for a 3 day hike to Zugspitze Alpine Peak (2962m). We will start our hike from the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the ski lift (730m) our hike will take us through the gorge and along dirt tracks towards the Bockhütte (1052m) Then the mountain trail climbs slightly up to the Reintalangerhütte (1370 m) with views of Austria from the German side. From the hut, it goes through the Valley of Brunn steeper uphill to the Knorrhütte (2057 m). Eventually reaching the sprawling Zugspitzplatt. From Sonn Alpin (2576 m) we hike up in a steep debris and jagged rocks flank and over medium mountain trails to the Zugspitze Summit. Once you reach the top of the mountain, you have spectacular views of Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Germany, then onto Erhwald via Knorrhütte and Hochfeldernalm. Event Date: 02/08/19 @ 10.00AM - 04/08/19 @ 16.00PM Event Cost: £165.00 or €180.00 ( 2 Nights @ halfboard) Event Size: 10 persons max Event Host: Pash +49 (0)[masked] or +44 (0)[masked] Accommodation We will be staying at the Reintalangerhütte and Knorrhütte at halfboard. We will be in shared dorm rooms in Male only or Female only dorms, you will need to bring a Sleeping Bag Liner (Cotton or Silk). Showers and Toilets are located in the corridor. Towels and toiletries are not provided. Food & Drink The huttes will provide a fixed evening meal and breakfast. Drinks are not included and will need to be purchased seperately. Meeting Point (Munich): Munich Hbf at the DB Reisezentrum (ticket office) at[masked]am Munich Hbf Map http://ontheworldmap.com/germany/city/munich/munich-hauptbahnhof-map.html Meeting Point (GaPa): Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bahnhof at the main entrance on Bahnhofstraße at 10.00am Flights Please book your flight from any UK Airport flying to Munich Airport, arriving into Munich no later than 23.00pm on Thursday 1st August and return flights are booked after 18.00pm on Sunday 4th August. Transport (From and To Munich Airport) There are regular trains from Munich Airport to Munich Hbf every 10mins. DB https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml Accommodation in Munich for Thursday 1st August 2019 I have reserved 8 beds in Twin Ensuite Rooms at the Hotel Sendlinger Tor located half a mile from Munich Railway Station. To reserve your bed @ £60 per person https://www.paypal.me/PASHAA/60 Trains From Munich Hbf to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bahnhof Departs 08.32am Arrives 09.54am DB https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml Munich Hbf Map http://ontheworldmap.com/germany/city/munich/munich-hauptbahnhof-map.html Payment The total cost of £165.00 is payable when you rsvp. PayPal Payment Link https://www.paypal.me/PASHAA/180 in Euros Itinerary (Included in the price) 1 x night @ Reintalangerhütte halbpension 1 x night @ Knorrhütte halbpension 1 x Guided Hikes on Zugspitze Tour 1 x Meetup Group Fee and Paypal Fee What is NOT included in the price Any drinks, food, trains, flights or accommodation in Munich. The Agenda Friday: Skistadion via Bockhütte onto Reintalangerhütte. ↑ 700m, ↓ 50m, Time: 5-6hrs Saturday: Reintalangerhütte onto Zugspitzplatt & Zugspitze then back to Knorrhütte. ↑ 1600m, ↓ 900m, Time: 6-6.5hrs. Sunday: Knorrhütte - Gatterl - Felderjöchl - Ehrwalder Alm - Ehrwald ↑ 200m, ↓ 1150m, Time: 4-5hrs. From Erdwald back to train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen then onto your final destination. Hike Level: Moderate, Walk Pace: Easy to Moderate May include moderate ascent and descent, uneven and rocky terrain or paths, wet or muddy surfaces, altitude upto 3000m Equipment List https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrlCQyLU1PlJSDpqfA Insurance - please ensure you have insurance to cover any medical or air rescue in Germany up to an altitude of 3000m Disclaimer https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrNMoZzdpTxCw81CdQ GOA Website http://www.greatoutdooradventurers.com GOA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/GOAeurope/ GOA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/goa_pash/ GOA Photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/goa_pash/

France: Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise (Modane Circulaire)

Gare de Saint-Michel-Valloire (FR)

£400.00

Join us for a 7 day hike which takes us through Vanoise National Parc via the glaciers. It is a hiking route that starts and ends at Modane via the Vanoise National Park (The Pearl of the Alps), which runs from north to south. Vanoise National Park is a French national park between the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys in the French Alps, containing the Vanoise massif. It was created in 1963, and is the first French national park. The park is well known for its population of Alpine ibex (Capra ibex), bouquetin in French, which is its emblem. The alpine chamois, like the ibex, spend most of the year above the tree line. They descend the snow line in early spring and late fall to enjoy the grass uncovered by the ice and snow. Alpine marmot, wolf, Eurasian lynx, mountain hare, Eurasian badger, ermine and weasel are the other mammals commonly present in Vanoise. There are more than 100 bird species in the protected area. Mondane Modane is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The commune is in the Maurienne Valley, and it also belongs to the Vanoise National Park. It was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia until the Treaty of Turin in 1860. Event Date: 25/08/19 @ 10.00AM - 01/09/19 @ 16.00PM Event Cost: £400.00/€450.00 for 7 Nights Event Size: 10 persons max Event Host: Pash +44 (0)[masked] or +49 (0)[masked] Accommodation 2 x nights we will be in chalets @ Hotel Le Marintan at the start and end of the trip. 5 x nights we will be staying at the Refuge (Hut) along the GR5 and GR55 routes. We will be in shared dorm rooms, you will need to bring a Sleeping Bag Liner (Cotton or Silk). Showers and Toilets are located in the corridor. Towels and toiletries are not provided. Food & Drink The Refuge (Hut) will provide a fixed evening meal and breakfast. Drinks are not included and will need to be purchased separately. Meeting Point: Hôtel Le Marintan, 1 Rue de la Provalière, 73140 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, France (11mins walk from Saint-Michel-Valloire) Flights Fly from any UK Airport to Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport then take train to Saint-Michel-Valloire (FR) Trains Lyon-Saint-Exupery (FR) to Saint-Michel-Valloire (FR) with train changes at Modane or Grenoble and Chambery. Trains depart every 2hrs check timetable https://www.sncf.com/sncv1/en/trains/tgv Payment The total cost of £400/€450.00 is payable when you rsvp. PayPal Payment Link https://www.paypal.me/PASHAA/400 in GBP Bank Transfer to GOA Group,[masked],[masked] use ref FR250819 Or payments can be in instalments https://www.paypal.me/PASHAA/150 due by Feb 2019 https://www.paypal.me/PASHAA/150 due by Apr 2019 https://www.paypal.me/PASHAA/100 due by Jun 2019 Itinerary (Included in the price) 5 x nights @ Refuges on the GR55 and GR5 route 2 x nights @ Chalet near Modane 1 x Guided Hikes on the Modane Circulaire (TGV) 1 x Meetup Group Fee and Paypal Fee What is NOT included in the price Any drinks or any other food, trains or flights. The Agenda https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrlOosQkRG5P2oJd2Q The Route and Stats https://www.outdooractive.com/en/hiking-trail/rhone-alpes/goa-fr-modane-circular-tgv-/116242347/ Hike Level: Moderate-Difficult, Walk Pace: Easy to Moderate May include moderate ascent and descent, uneven and rocky terrain or paths, wet or muddy surfaces, altitude upto 3000m Equipment List https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrlCQyLU1PlJSDpqfA Insurance - please ensure you have insurance to cover any medical or air rescue in France up to an altitude of 3000m Disclaimer https://1drv.ms/w/s!AgsDAKflmcVngrNMoZzdpTxCw81CdQ I can be contacted via email on [masked] or you can whatsapp me on [masked] or [masked] GOA Website http://www.greatoutdooradventurers.com GOA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/GOAeurope/ GOA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/goa_pash/ GOA Photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/goa_pash/

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