What we're about

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What we're about?

A group of people dedicated and committed to making the great outdoors more accessible to everyone. With over 28,000 members, we have now organised over 700 hiking trips including day walks, weekend hiking trips and an increasing range of foreign hiking trips travelling to Europe and beyond for adventure travel holidays.

Between our 3 most senior hike leaders we have over 50 years of experience of leading hikes across the UK as well as an ever increasing range of international trips and tours. We have every corner of the UK covered from Snowdonia in Wales to the Lake District, the great Scottish Highlands and even the far off corners like Cornwall.

Please do take a look at our (over 400) independent group reviews:

http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/about/comments/?op=all

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We have 47 different day and weekend trips that have all been pre hiked and meticulously planned. We organise all the logistics for our hiking trips so that you can just turn up, walk and have a great time and meet new people while enjoying the great outdoors.

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If you enjoy hiking and are based in the UK, Outdooraholics is for you and we look forward to welcoming you to the group!

How did we start up

The original group Minty Trips was started in July 2008 by Eva and Jakub who came to England from the Czech Republic, they gained an awesome reputation for superb and well organised trips and Outdooraholics are delighted to continue their good work. Jakub and Eva say:
"Organizing great outdoor adventures and meeting new friends, we both enjoyed hiking in Lake District and Snowdonia and relaxing strolls in Cornwall or Dorset. Now going through all those photos and memories, we truly loved every trip and feel very fortunate to have met so many wonderful people. In 2013, leaving the UK, we were glad to transfer our group to experienced organizers of Outdooraholics. We can now be contacted via email on https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/3/f/b/8/event_433336312.jpeg

Most of our members generally either live or work in London, although we have people from all over the UK attending and we've had several people visit from abroad for our trips and join us at our destination. After all you don't need to live in London to visit Cornwall, Wales or the Lake District!

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We have a lot of international members - either here on work placements or to live and this brings a superb cultural variety and mix of life experiences to the group and helps to make our trips so interesting and diverse.

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We get a lot of people who attend their first event on their own and we always go out of our way to make everyone very welcome on our trips. They have proven to be a great way to meet people as well as to see this wonderful island

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Can I really turn up alone?

Yes of course - most people do! Please don't be nervous about attending your first event - we have all been in the same boat at some point of turning up at an event alone and knowing nobody. To help introduce people to the group and indeed hiking we have designed 27 different hiking day trips which are a superb way to come and meet the group and we can assure you of a very warm welcome whatever event you choose and there are bound to be others who are attending their first event too. Hiking is a great way of meeting like minded people whilst keeping fit and seeing wonderful places too.

If you are nervous about committing to a weekend trip, please don't be, almost everyone has turned up to an event before without knowing anyone and we all know what it's like. To help new members into the group we run 4 to 6 day trips a month which are an easy and low cost way to try our events.

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What hiking trips do we organise?

Day hikes
We organise typically 6 to 8 day hiking trips a month and have 27 tried and tested routes that we use from London. All are pre walked and are picturesque routes that we carefully choose. All trips leave from a central London station and we arrange train tickets, so you can just turn up and enjoy a great day out with us.

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Weekend hiking trips
We organise 3 to 6 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 then either go to a local restaurant or cook at the hostel. We have over 18 different weekend trips and are adding new ones all the time!

We have a professionally trained chef who joins many of our trips and we regularly visit all of the UK's National Parks and designated "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty"

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Trips abroad
We offer an ever increasing variety of trips from 3 nights up to a week and will be having a number of new trips added in 2018. 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. It is a legal requirement (as well as advisable for safety) in many foreign mountainous locations to have an internationally qualified guide and for many of our foreign trips we have a local or native speaking guide.

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What else do we organise?

Socials

As well as walking trips, we organise several pub socials per year in central London locations as well as discount nights at outdoor stores in central London.

We do focus on the outdoor events more than socials but we can recommend a good social group who do the following events:

Pub crawls, social events, wine tastings, sightseeing, making new friends, dining adventure, new in town drinks, food and cooking related events, exploring London's night life, social drinks, 18s, Go Ape, Treasure Hunts, Go Karting and Paintball.

Outdoor activities

We've been offering multi activity weekends for several years and have both offered or will be bringing the following activities to our weekends - some in London and some that we have to travel to:

Sky diving, coasteering, camping, canoeing and hiking weekends, horse riding, paragliding, parachute jumping, pot holing, yoga breaks, fitness weekends, SCUBA, travel, sightseeing, travelling abroad, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, skydiving, cycling, trekking, backpacking, yoga breaks and tours, holiday getaway breaks, travelling, adventure weekends, sailing, coast walking, long distance walking, caving, fitness weekends, hiking abroad, rock climbing, Go Ape, zip wires, navigation training, historic sightseeing, countryside conservation, overseas trips, the 3 (three) peaks challenge, tennis, hiking and abseiling, go karting, exercise and activity weekends for hikers, treasure hunts, paintball, photograpy exhibitions, treasure and scavenger hunts around London, Paint-ball, charity trips and charity adventure nights with Hope for Homes, badminton, squash, recreation weekends, gorge walking, navigation courses, culture trips, community trips, sea kayaking, kayaking along the Thames, via ferrata walks, orienteering, sailing, exercise boot camps, target shooting and clay pigeon shooting, shopping discount evenings at Cotswold Outdoors. Not forgetting of course photography sessions!

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Activity weekends

Starting with our first multi activity weekend to the Brecon Beacons nearly 3 years ago, we offer a variety of these weekends where you can try activities such as abseiling, cycling, caving, canoeing, scrambling, kayaking or surfing as well as hiking of course. We're affiliated with two London cheese and wine groups and have even hosted cheese and wine evenings on our weekends!

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Where do we visit?

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 - Snowdon, the Gower and the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor, the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Moors, the Chilterns, Isle of Wight, Kent Downs, Surrey Hills, the Cotswolds, Dorset, the Lake District, The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, the National 3 Peaks Challenge, the Yorkshire dales and moors and on up to Scotland and Ben Nevis.

We also arrange some super foreign walking trips to hike to destinations such as:
High Atlas mountains, Everest Base Camp, the Pyrenees, the Dolomites, Granada Mountains, Nepal, Goa, Kilimanjaro, Andalucia and as the group grows we will continue to offer many more too!

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What trips are we planning for the future?

We are forever expanding our trips and have some wonderful destinations that we will be hiking to in the future.

Within the UK we already visit most of its great national parks, but will be extending our trips to cover all of them:

Brecon Beacons, Norfolk Broads, Cairngorms, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, Loch Lomond, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Dark Peaks, Peak District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, South Downs and the Yorkshire Dales.

We also visit designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which have included and will include:

Arnside and Silverdale, Chichester Harbour, Chilterns, Cornwall, Cotswolds, Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs, Dedham Vale, Dorset, East Devon, Isle of Wight, Kent Downs, Lincolnshire Wolds Malvern Hills, Mendip Hills, Nidderdale, Norfolk Broads andCoast, North Devon, North Pennines, Northumberland Coast, North Wessex Downs, Quantock Hills, Shropshire Hills, Solway Coast, South Devon, Suffolk Coast and Heathlands, Surrey Hills, Tamar Valley Lake District and the breath taking Wye Valley.

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We have also hiked many of the national long distance paths including:

Cotswold Way National Trail, Cumbria Coastal Way, Highland Way, East Riding Heritage Way, Grand Union Canal Walk, Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail, Herriot Way, Hertfordshire Way, Mendip Ring, North Downs Way National Trail, North-West Coastal Trail, Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, Peak District High Level Route, Norfolk Coast Path National Trail, Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Pennine Way National Trail, Snowdonia Round, Solent Way, South Downs Way National Trail, South West Coast Path National Trail, Southern Upland Way, Thames Path National Trail, Wainwrights Way, Wales Coast Path, Wessex Ridgeway Trail, West Highland Way, Westmorland Way, White Peak Way, Wilts and Berks Canal Towpath, Winchcombe Way, Offa's Dyke (near the River Wye and Forest of Dean) and Wye Valley Walk

We also run and are planning a number of trips abroad including: Kilimanjaro, Nepal, hiking to Everest base camp, Tenerife, Croatia, Slovakia, France, Poland, The High Tatras, Russia, The Alps, Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), the Dolomites, Morocco and the High Atlas Mountains, Norway, Italy, Iceland, The Fjords, the Pyrenees, Andalucia, The Pyrenees and the Amalfi Coast.

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Why do we do it?

Quite simply - we all share a passion for the great outdoors and with all of our trip leaders being born and raised in the UK with a life long love of hiking, we can't wait to show you this great country!

We have so many wonderful experiences on our trips and many people have found a new love of the outdoors, met their partners through Outdooraholics and made what are likely to be lifelong friendships.

Our organisers can't wait to show you this great country and why we all developed such a lifelong love of hiking here all those decades ago

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Yoga health and wellness retreats

We offer a range of superb value yoga retreats in the UK, which we call Yogaholics trips. We take your safety and the great reputation of our yoga/hiking trips very seriously and we only ever use professional full time yoga instructors. We also typically have a professional chef to ensure we have wonderful, healthy and revitalising food. We follow the same great formula as with our hiking weekends - great organisation, great home cooked food, pre planned and hiked routes and highly experienced hike leaders and using hostels allows us to do this at a great price too. We look forward to bringing you an even more expanded range of Yogaholics trips as we enter our 4th year of these Yogaholics trips in 2015!

We have created a great range of hostel based yoga trips on this wonderful concept, but if you would like more luxury hiking/yoga trips also run by a professional yoga instructor, we can highly recommend the excellent Yoga Trails:
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Why Outdooraholics?

A very good question. There are some superb London based walking groups on Meetup - Backabush are well known for over a decade of organising superb hiking weekends and brought the whole concept of great value hiking trips to Meetup and Trailblazer have been organising an excellent and huge range of days hikes for over 5 years now. Both groups we highly recommend and regularly hear great things about their trips and both have inspired many other groups to offer similar events to theirs. 1000 Foot Hiking club is also highly recommended - run by some inspirational people on a non profit basis with all money raised going to a water aid charity.

Except for Outdooraholics most of the major London hiking groups on Meetup have evolved out of Backabush and Trailblazer and generally run the same format as their trips. Whilst we'd be lying if we said we weren't inspired by the great trips these groups run, we wanted to do something different and new and created Outdooraholics from scratch and we believe giving our trips a quite different flavour. We took a very simple idea as our basis - of organising all of the logistics for our hiking trips so that you don't have to. We advise you what to bring, you turn up and you'll have a great time. All of our trips are run by trip leaders from that particular country so we believe they can show you the country and culture like only a local can. We organise an equal mix of day hikes and weekend trips and put the same detailed planning into both.

We also try to use local tour guides for the majority of our trips so that you can get a proper insight in to the history, culture and country that you're visiting - after all you wouldn't expect to visit Russia for example and be "shown" the country and it's cultures by a British person!

We plan all of our trips in advance including the routes that we take to ensure that we show you the best of an area and also that we know what the risks are on the tracks and indeed that the trails are passable and safe. All of the photos on our trips are taken by one of our hike leaders, from that trip, on the paths that you will actually be hiking so that you can best decide which trips appeal to you. The great outdoors does carry risks which is why we pre walk and plan all of our routes and trips.

We believe we offer the most diverse range of both day hikes and weekend trips available in the UK.

We only offer superb trips and we even have a professional chef who joins us on many of our weekend trips to offer great food, which is much appreciated after a tough days hiking.

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Safety

Our main hike leader has undertaken both a four day Walk Group Leader ( http://www.mountain-training.org/award-schemes/walking-group-leader-award ) course accredited by the MLT (Mountain Leader Training) and a six day Mountain Leader ( http://www.mountain-training.org/award-schemes/mountain-leader-award ) 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. All of our trips are run by very experienced hikers with Outdoor Activity First Aid qualifications and most of our trip leaders are a minimum of Mountain Leader trained with 2 of our trip leaders having a military background. Sadly the outdoors always presents risks but through our experience, training and careful planning as well as pre planning and walking all of our routes we do our best to minimise those.

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Further information

You can email us at: http://www.facebook.com/outdooraholics

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We sincerely look forward to meeting you at one of our weekend or hiking day trip adventures soon and can ensure a warm welcome from the Outdooraholics team to you

Joining the Team

We are looking for experienced hike leaders (ideally with at least Mountain Leader level training) and whilst we demand a lot from people, working with the largest hiking group in London and one of the largest in Europe brings a lot of advantages too. Safety and enjoyment of people attending our trips is paramount. You don't have to be based in the South East or London as we have a demand for people in all locations. If you share these values, please email us for more details along with a summary of your experience: info@outdooraholics.co.uk

How did we start up

The original group Minty Trips was started in July 2008 by Eva and Jakub who came to England from the Czech Republic, they gained an awesome reputation for superb and well organised trips in smaller groups and Outdooraholics are delighted to continue their good work. Jakub and Eva say:
"Organizing great outdoor adventures and meeting new friends, we both enjoyed hiking in Lake District and Snowdonia and relaxing strolls in Cornwall or Dorset. Now going through all those photos and memories, we truly loved every trip and feel very fortunate to have met so many wonderful people. In 2013, leaving the UK, we were glad to transfer our group to experienced organizers of Outdooraholics. We can now be contacted via email on info@mintytrips.co.uk or maybe one day see you in Prague in the Czech Republic."

Upcoming events (5+)

Peak District and Edale Skyline with Mountain Rescue man Colin REMOTE DAY HIKE

To see other attendees on the trip, please check the following link: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/[masked] Please note, this trip is outside London and you will need transport to and from the destination. For further details, please check in the description below. A challenging day hike that will lead you through the beauty of the Peak District National park! The route runs a part of the skyline around the Edale Valley and leads to beautiful view spots of the surroundings. Join us for this new day hike and enjoy a splendid day outdoors! Trip Highlights: • Small group of just 12 hikers maximum • Build your own weekend trip around this day hike • Or if you prefer, this is viable by train from London as a day trip (you would need to arrange your own train ticket) • Hike a stunning section of Edale Skyline • See Kinder Downfall - the highest waterfall in Peak District • Enjoy a spectacular view from Ringing Roger • Hike guided by Colin - a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Rescue Man who has run this route many times with groups Photos - All photos were taken on our previous trip here so represent the actual views that you'll see from the hikes that we do Click here to join our Facebook community: www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Hike Description Its stunning, raw beauty, dramatic and rugged landscapes and natural charm along with picture postcard stone villages have resulted in the Peak District becoming the first designated National Park in the UK AND also the second most visited National Park in the world. This area is a popular place to visit for all those literature fans. Hathersage village and the surroundings are associated with the outlaw Robin Hood and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Our walk is a part of the famous Edale Skyline route and provides a beautiful scenery of wild moorland plateaus and wonderful views. We follow a dramatic route up on to the Kinder Scout plateau to over 600m, following a stream up a narrow winding valley high onto the plateau from where we can enjoy spectacular views over the Edale valley. On a clear day we can even see Sheffield and Manchester in the distance. We will pass by Kinder Downfall which is the highest waterfall in the Peak District. The waterfall presents a spectacular view when its water is blown back by the strong wind forming a cloud of spray that could be seen from miles. The route touches the Pannine Way - the first national trail and one of the most famous long-distance footpath nowadays. We will finally get back down to Edale by hiking the Jacob’s Ladder. This last section is rocky but easy and it will once again allows us to enjoy a picturesque scenery. Transport & Meeting Point We'll meet at Penny Pot Cafe at 10am prompt (Station Approach, Edale S33 7ZA). You will need transport to get you to this location and back home afterwards. Planned end time at 5pm to 6pm. Click here for a Street view of our meeting point: https://goo.gl/JrznBn Or here for a map: https://goo.gl/r2OVGQ Please note, this is one of our few remote day hikes that is viable by train, you would need to book yourself onto the following trains - the sooner you do this the cheaper you can get tickets for. Although the hike is due to finish earlier, this train should allow some time for delays so you should be able to enjoy dinner in the pub after the hike. 6:33am London St Pancras International - Edale at 9:47am 6:32pm Edale - London St Pancras International at 9:37pm You will need transport to and from the start of this hike (which is outside London). Outdooraholics cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements, but to help you arrange this, we have set up the trip specific lift share discussion below where you can offer/request lifts. Please contact people via this forum and post here if you can offer or need a lift or if you plan to hire a car and can offer spaces (5 or 7 seaters can be rented across London at good prices). Click on this link for the Lift Share Discussion: www.meetup.com/OutdooraholicsNorthWest/messages/boards/thread/[masked] Food We'll stop during the walk for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the walk where we can get refreshments. Distance, Difficulty and Terrain Distance: 10/11m (16/17km) Rating: 7/10 Grading: Intermediate - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings Ascent: 450m Terrain: Mix of tarmac, gravel and woodland tracks, (can be muddy) Hiking time: About 5.5 to 6 hours of actual hiking Cost and Payment The trip is £36 per person which includes the guided hike. To join us please RSVP Yes and you will be automatically redirected to PayPal. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable but we have a process to release your space for resale to another member. Please follow the instructions in our FAQ page (www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/FAQ) and email us with your PayPal “invoice ID” immediately after you change your RSVP to “NO”. If you do not email us at the time of changing your RSVP OR if your space does not sell, you will not be eligible for a refund. What to bring • Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear (ideally hiking boots). Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended • Water (at least 2 litres) • Packed lunch/picnic and snacks • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike Safety This hike is led by a trained hike leader - most of our guides are Mountain Leader trained (https://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info please click here: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions below: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/TermsConditions Click here to follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/outdooraholics Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with Mountain Rescue man Colin REMOTE DAY HIKE

To see other attendees on the trip, please check the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/255607898/ Please note, this trip is outside London and you will need transport to and from the destination. For further details please check in the description below. Join us for a daring hike to the Yorkshire Three Peaks! One of the toughest and most adventurous routes in England covering a distance of 40km and summiting 3 mountains in one day! The hike offers spectacular far-reaching views and challenging rugged terrain and is set within the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route climbs a total of about 1500m of ascent with a few steep sections. This is the toughest and most challenging hike Outdooraholics do and is not for beginners! For further details on this trip please see our Yorkshire 3 Peaks PDF: http://londonhiking.co.uk/Yorkshire3Peaks.pdf Trip Highlights: • Undertake this famous and formidable 40km hilly challenge • Small group of just 12 hikers • Build your own weekend trip around this day hike • Challenging hiking experience in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park • Climb Whernside - the highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales at 736m • Enjoy spectacular views across the Yorkshire Dales National Park - on a clear day we can also see the Lake District and the sea • Hike guided by Colin - a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Rescue Man who has run this route many times with groups • The perfect challenge to set yourself for 2019 Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics on previous trips so are the actual views that you will see from the route that you'll be hiking Click here to join our Facebook community: www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Hike Description The three peaks to be climbed are Pen-y-ghent (694m or 2,277 ft), Whernside (736m or 2,415 ft) and Ingleborough (723m or 2,372 ft) with each peak offering a different degree of difficulty. We will do the most popular hike starting in the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale and the hike is around 25 miles (40km) long with a total of about 4,700 feet (1,500 m) of ascent. The initial ascent of Ingleborough passes large areas of limestone pavement before the path gets steeper and rockier as you reach the flat summit with its ancient fortifications and views across Morecambe Bay and on a clear day the Lake District. A steep descent eventually leads to the hamlet of Chapel le Dale and the gradual climb to the top of the second peak, Whernside, the highest point in North Yorkshire. The route back down takes you alongside one of the wonders of the industrial revolution, Ribblehead viaduct (built in 1874, 400m wide and using 1.5 million bricks)! There now follows a long hike through fantastic limestone scenery before a steep climb up to the top of Pen y Ghent and then a quick drop down the front (with some easy scrambling) back to Horton. A very fine challenge but also a very good hike. Colin, who is a Mountain rescue man and a very experienced and qualified Mountain Leader, will be running this trip. Transport & Meeting Point We'll meet at Horton car park (20m south of BD24 0HF on B6479) at 8am from where we will start the hike - please buy a parking ticket to cover all day. Please make sure to arrive on time as the group cannot wait for anyone who is late. Planned end time of between 6:30pm to 8:30pm if all goes well, depending on pace. Click here for a map of our meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/QW8mpXGNJdv You will need transport to and from the start of this hike (which is outside London). Outdooraholics cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements but to help you arrange this we have set up the trip specific lift share discussion below where you can offer/request lifts. Please contact people via this forum and post here if you can offer or need a lift or if you plan to hire a car and can offer spaces (5 or 7 seaters can be rented across London at good prices) Click this link for the Discussion forum: https://www.meetup.com/OutdooraholicsNorthWest/messages/boards/thread/51879918 This trip is viable on public transport - if you don't have a private transport, you might want to check the train from London Kings cross to Horton-in-Ribblesdale which runs about every two hours (and it's approximately a 4-hour-ride). For further details, please check here: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ Horton-in-Ribblesdale train station is 5 minutes walk from the meeting point. You could arrive the night before and stay in the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Because the hike often takes 10 to 12 hours or more, it may be more suitable to stay another night and return the following day if you're travelling by train. Food We will stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. Because this is such a long day please also bring lots of snacks and maybe a 2nd meal as we will be out for likely 10 to 12 hours. Distance, Difficulty and Terrain Distance: 25 miles (40km) Grading: Challenging - click here for details: http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings/ Ascent: Approx 1500m Terrain: Tough steep hills, rocky ground in places Hiking time: About 12 hours of actual hiking Cost and Payment The trip is £36 per person which includes the guided hike. To join us please RSVP Yes and you will be automatically redirected to PayPal. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable but we have a process to release your space for resale to another member. Please follow the instructions in our FAQ page (http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/6368852/FAQ/) and email us with your PayPal “invoice ID” immediately after you change your RSVP to “NO”. If you do not email us at the time of changing your RSVP OR if your space does not sell, you will not be eligible for a refund. What to Bring • Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear (ideally hiking boots). Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended: http://londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf • Water (at least 3 litres) • Packed lunch/picnic and snacks • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike Safety This hike is led by a trained hike leader - most of our guides are Mountain Leader trained (http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info please click here: http://londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions below: http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/TermsConditions/ Click here to follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/outdooraholics Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2018 Errors and Omissions Excepted

Peak District and Edale Skyline with Mountain Rescue man Colin REMOTE DAY HIKE

To see other attendees on the trip, please check the following link: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/[masked] Please note, this trip is outside London and you will need transport to and from the destination. For further details, please check in the description below. A challenging day hike that will lead you through the beauty of the Peak District National park! The route runs a part of the skyline around the Edale Valley and leads to beautiful view spots of the surroundings. Join us for this new day hike and enjoy a splendid day outdoors! Trip Highlights: • Small group of just 12 hikers maximum • Build your own weekend trip around this day hike • Or if you prefer, this is viable by train from London as a day trip (you would need to arrange your own train ticket) • Hike a stunning section of Edale Skyline • See Kinder Downfall - the highest waterfall in Peak District • Enjoy a spectacular view from Ringing Roger • Hike guided by Colin - a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Rescue Man who has run this route many times with groups Photos - All photos were taken on our previous trip here so represent the actual views that you'll see from the hikes that we do Click here to join our Facebook community: www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Hike Description Its stunning, raw beauty, dramatic and rugged landscapes and natural charm along with picture postcard stone villages have resulted in the Peak District becoming the first designated National Park in the UK AND also the second most visited National Park in the world. This area is a popular place to visit for all those literature fans. Hathersage village and the surroundings are associated with the outlaw Robin Hood and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Our walk is a part of the famous Edale Skyline route and provides a beautiful scenery of wild moorland plateaus and wonderful views. We follow a dramatic route up on to the Kinder Scout plateau to over 600m, following a stream up a narrow winding valley high onto the plateau from where we can enjoy spectacular views over the Edale valley. On a clear day we can even see Sheffield and Manchester in the distance. We will pass by Kinder Downfall which is the highest waterfall in the Peak District. The waterfall presents a spectacular view when its water is blown back by the strong wind forming a cloud of spray that could be seen from miles. The route touches the Pannine Way - the first national trail and one of the most famous long-distance footpath nowadays. We will finally get back down to Edale by hiking the Jacob’s Ladder. This last section is rocky but easy and it will once again allows us to enjoy a picturesque scenery. Transport & Meeting Point We'll meet at Penny Pot Cafe at 10am prompt (Station Approach, Edale S33 7ZA). You will need transport to get you to this location and back home afterwards. Planned end time at 5pm to 6pm. Click here for a Street view of our meeting point: https://goo.gl/JrznBn Or here for a map: https://goo.gl/r2OVGQ Please note, this is one of our few remote day hikes that is viable by train, you would need to book yourself onto the following trains - the sooner you do this the cheaper you can get tickets for. Although the hike is due to finish earlier, this train should allow some time for delays so you should be able to enjoy dinner in the pub after the hike. 6:33am London St Pancras International - Edale at 9:47am 6:32pm Edale - London St Pancras International at 9:37pm You will need transport to and from the start of this hike (which is outside London). Outdooraholics cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements, but to help you arrange this, we have set up the trip specific lift share discussion below where you can offer/request lifts. Please contact people via this forum and post here if you can offer or need a lift or if you plan to hire a car and can offer spaces (5 or 7 seaters can be rented across London at good prices). Click on this link for the Lift Share Discussion: www.meetup.com/OutdooraholicsNorthWest/messages/boards/thread/[masked] Food We'll stop during the walk for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the walk where we can get refreshments. Distance, Difficulty and Terrain Distance: 10/11m (16/17km) Rating: 7/10 Grading: Intermediate - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings Ascent: 450m Terrain: Mix of tarmac, gravel and woodland tracks, (can be muddy) Hiking time: About 5.5 to 6 hours of actual hiking Cost and Payment The trip is £36 per person which includes the guided hike. To join us please RSVP Yes and you will be automatically redirected to PayPal. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable but we have a process to release your space for resale to another member. Please follow the instructions in our FAQ page (www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/FAQ) and email us with your PayPal “invoice ID” immediately after you change your RSVP to “NO”. If you do not email us at the time of changing your RSVP OR if your space does not sell, you will not be eligible for a refund. What to bring • Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear (ideally hiking boots). Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended • Water (at least 2 litres) • Packed lunch/picnic and snacks • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike Safety This hike is led by a trained hike leader - most of our guides are Mountain Leader trained (https://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info please click here: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions below: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/TermsConditions Click here to follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/outdooraholics Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with Mountain Rescue man Colin REMOTE DAY HIKE

To see other attendees on the trip, please check the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/255608001/ Please note, this trip is outside London and you will need transport to and from the destination. For further details please check in the description below. Join us for a daring hike to the Yorkshire Three Peaks! One of the toughest and most adventurous routes in England covering a distance of 40km and summiting 3 mountains in one day! The hike offers spectacular far-reaching views and challenging rugged terrain and is set within the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route climbs a total of about 1500m of ascent with a few steep sections. This is the toughest and most challenging hike Outdooraholics do and is not for beginners! For further details on this trip please see our Yorkshire 3 Peaks PDF: http://londonhiking.co.uk/Yorkshire3Peaks.pdf Trip Highlights: • Undertake this famous and formidable 40km hilly challenge • Small group of just 12 hikers • Build your own weekend trip around this day hike • Challenging hiking experience in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park • Climb Whernside - the highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales at 736m • Enjoy spectacular views across the Yorkshire Dales National Park - on a clear day we can also see the Lake District and the sea • Hike guided by Colin - a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Rescue Man who has run this route many times with groups • The perfect challenge to set yourself for 2019 Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics on previous trips so are the actual views that you will see from the route that you'll be hiking Click here to join our Facebook community: www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Hike Description The three peaks to be climbed are Pen-y-ghent (694m or 2,277 ft), Whernside (736m or 2,415 ft) and Ingleborough (723m or 2,372 ft) with each peak offering a different degree of difficulty. We will do the most popular hike starting in the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale and the hike is around 25 miles (40km) long with a total of about 4,700 feet (1,500 m) of ascent. The initial ascent of Ingleborough passes large areas of limestone pavement before the path gets steeper and rockier as you reach the flat summit with its ancient fortifications and views across Morecambe Bay and on a clear day the Lake District. A steep descent eventually leads to the hamlet of Chapel le Dale and the gradual climb to the top of the second peak, Whernside, the highest point in North Yorkshire. The route back down takes you alongside one of the wonders of the industrial revolution, Ribblehead viaduct (built in 1874, 400m wide and using 1.5 million bricks)! There now follows a long hike through fantastic limestone scenery before a steep climb up to the top of Pen y Ghent and then a quick drop down the front (with some easy scrambling) back to Horton. A very fine challenge but also a very good hike. Colin, who is a Mountain rescue man and a very experienced and qualified Mountain Leader, will be running this trip. Transport & Meeting Point We'll meet at Horton car park (20m south of BD24 0HF on B6479) at 8am from where we will start the hike - please buy a parking ticket to cover all day. Please make sure to arrive on time as the group cannot wait for anyone who is late. Planned end time of between 6:30pm to 8:30pm if all goes well, depending on pace. Click here for a map of our meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/QW8mpXGNJdv You will need transport to and from the start of this hike (which is outside London). Outdooraholics cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements but to help you arrange this we have set up the trip specific lift share discussion below where you can offer/request lifts. Please contact people via this forum and post here if you can offer or need a lift or if you plan to hire a car and can offer spaces (5 or 7 seaters can be rented across London at good prices) Click this link for the Discussion forum: https://www.meetup.com/OutdooraholicsNorthWest/messages/boards/thread/51880066 This trip is viable on public transport - if you don't have a private transport, you might want to check the train from London Kings cross to Horton-in-Ribblesdale which runs about every two hours (and it's approximately a 4-hour-ride). For further details, please check here: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ Horton-in-Ribblesdale train station is 5 minutes walk from the meeting point. You could arrive the night before and stay in the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Because the hike often takes 10 to 12 hours or more, it may be more suitable to stay another night and return the following day if you're travelling by train. Food We will stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. Because this is such a long day please also bring lots of snacks and maybe a 2nd meal as we will be out for likely 10 to 12 hours. Distance, Difficulty and Terrain Distance: 25 miles (40km) Grading: Challenging - click here for details: http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings/ Ascent: Approx 1500m Terrain: Tough steep hills, rocky ground in places Hiking time: About 12 hours of actual hiking Cost and Payment The trip is £36 per person which includes the guided hike. To join us please RSVP Yes and you will be automatically redirected to PayPal. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable but we have a process to release your space for resale to another member. Please follow the instructions in our FAQ page (http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/6368852/FAQ/) and email us with your PayPal “invoice ID” immediately after you change your RSVP to “NO”. If you do not email us at the time of changing your RSVP OR if your space does not sell, you will not be eligible for a refund. What to Bring • Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear (ideally hiking boots). Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended: http://londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf • Water (at least 3 litres) • Packed lunch/picnic and snacks • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike Safety This hike is led by a trained hike leader - most of our guides are Mountain Leader trained (http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info please click here: http://londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions below: http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/TermsConditions/ Click here to follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/outdooraholics Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2018 Errors and Omissions Excepted

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