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:

https://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:
https://www.meetup.com/yogatrails/

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

https://www.instagram.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 (4+)

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with Mountain Rescue man Colin 40km REMOTE

Needs a location

£42.00

To see other attendees on the trip, please check the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/281647565/

Please note, this trip is outside Manchester 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 in the UK and is not for beginners!

For further details on this trip please see our Yorkshire 3 Peaks PDF: https://outdooraholics.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 a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Rescue Man who has run this route many times with groups

• The perfect challenge to set yourself for 2020 or great training for anyone doing big hikes like Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or Mount Toubkal

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:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics

Hike Description

The three peaks to be climbed are Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) 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 1500m of ascent.

The ascent of Ingleborough passes large areas of limestone rock before the path gets steeper and rockier as we 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 (736m), the highest point in North Yorkshire. The route back down takes us 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 and also a superb hike.

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://bit.ly/3hVQsVw

You will need transport to and from the start of this hike. 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.

Click here for the Discussion forum:
https://www.meetup.com/OutdooraholicsNorthWest/messages/boards/thread/53393574

This trip is viable on public transport - if you don't have a private transport, you might want to check the train from Manchester to Horton-in-Ribblesdale which runs about every two hours. For further details, please check here: https://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:
https://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 £42 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 https://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

• 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 and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with suitable hiking footwear and hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf

Terms and Conditions

By signing up to or attending this event you agree to our Terms and Conditions below:
https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/32307187/TermsConditionsOutdooraholicsHikingUK/

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Outdooraholics/

© Outdooraholics Hiking UK Ltd 2022
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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge with Mountain Rescue man Col 40km REMOTE

Needs a location

£42.00

To see other attendees on the trip, please check the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/283626599/

Please note, this trip is outside Manchester 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 in the UK and is not for beginners!

For further details on this trip please see our Yorkshire 3 Peaks PDF: https://outdooraholics.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 a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Rescue Man who has run this route many times with groups

• The perfect challenge to set yourself for 2020 or great training for anyone doing big hikes like Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or Mount Toubkal

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:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics

Hike Description

The three peaks to be climbed are Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) 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 1500m of ascent.

The ascent of Ingleborough passes large areas of limestone rock before the path gets steeper and rockier as we 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 (736m), the highest point in North Yorkshire. The route back down takes us 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 and also a superb hike.

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://bit.ly/3hVQsVw

You will need transport to and from the start of this hike. 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.

Click this link for the Discussion forum:
https://www.meetup.com/OutdooraholicsNorthWest/messages/boards/thread/53484923/

This trip is viable on public transport - if you don't have a private transport, you might want to check the train from Manchester to Horton-in-Ribblesdale which runs about every two hours. For further details, please check here: https://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:
https://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 £42 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 https://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

• 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 and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with suitable hiking footwear and hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf

Terms and Conditions

By signing up to or attending this event you agree to our Terms and Conditions below:
https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/32307187/TermsConditionsOutdooraholicsHikingUK/

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Outdooraholics/

© Outdooraholics Hiking UK Ltd 2022
Errors and Omissions Excepted

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The Ultimate Challenge - Yorkshire FIVE Peaks with Mountain Rescue man Col 50km

Needs a location

£42.00

To see other attendees on the trip, please check the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/281668677

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.

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks is one of the most dramatic and tough hiking challenges the UK has to offer and Outdooraholics have been offering this hike several years now, it's been so popular we've even done it 3 days in a row! However, due to demand for something even tougher, we have now created the Yorkshire 5 Peaks! A hike that is exclusive to Outdooraholics and will only be run rarely due to it's extreme difficulty.

The hike offers spectacular far reaching views and challenging rugged terrain and is set within the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route climbs a total of about 1650m of ascent with a few steep sections.

This is the 2nd toughest and most challenging hike Outdooraholics do in the UK and is not for beginners! We suggest you only attempt this if you've already done the Yorkshire 3 Peaks or a similarly tough challenge

For further details on this trip please see our Yorkshire 5 Peaks PDF: https://outdooraholics.co.uk/Yorkshire5Peaks.pdf

Trip Highlights:

• Small group of 12 to 14 attendees

• Undertake this famous and formidable 50km hilly challenge

• Build your own weekend trip around this day hike

• Hike in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park - voted by Trip Advisor in 2021 the best National Park in Europe

• 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 a qualified Mountain Leader and Mountain Rescue Man who has run this route many times with groups

• The perfect challenge for yourself or great training for anyone doing big hikes like Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or Mount Toubkal

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

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Hike Description

The five peaks to be climbed are Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m), PLover Hill (680m), Simon Fell (650m) and Ingleborough (723m) 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 31 miles (50km) long with a total of about 1650m of ascent.

We start with the ascent of Simon Fell before heading over to Ingleborough passing large areas of limestone rock before the path gets steeper and rockier as we 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 (736m), the highest point in North Yorkshire. The route back down takes us 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 Plover Hill and then on to Pen y Ghent and then a quick drop down the front (with some easy scrambling) back to Horton. An ultimate challenge and also a superb hike.

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 8:30pm to 9:30pm if all goes well, depending on pace.

Click here for a map of our meeting point:
https://bit.ly/3hVQsVw

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/53397014

This trip is viable on public transport if you arrive the day before and leave on the day after the hike. For further details, please check here: https://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: 31 miles (50km) (Approx, please note it could be a few km longer)
Grading: VERY Challenging - click here for details:
https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings
Ascent: approx 1650m
Terrain: Tough steep hills, rocky ground in places
Hiking time: About 11 to 13 hours of actual hiking

Cost and Payment

The trip is £42 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 https://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

• 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 and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with suitable hiking footwear and hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf

Terms and Conditions

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Mount Snowdon Highest mountain in England and Wales WEEKEND

Needs a location

£30.00

To see other attendees on the trip, please check the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/280167818

We have an upgrade available for two people coming together to a private two person room, for details please email us at [masked]

We can offer lifts, please email us.

Welcome to the mighty Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales and England standing tall at 1,085 meters. Snowdon is a part of a stunning mountain range offering views as far as Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and Ireland.

Located in Snowdonia National Park, among rare flora and fauna - the Snowdon mountain range boasts numerous paths to its summit and extremely varied terrain making it a favourite to hikers and rock climbers alike.

Magnificent volcanic rocks formed over 400 million years ago, stunning massif sculpted by glaciation and the pyramidal peak of Snowdon make for a truly spectacular mountain conquer.

Join us to experience UK’s most famous mountain range - Snowdon awaits.

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

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Weekend Description

We are off to an exhilarating hike up Mount Snowdon where surrounded by cirques, narrow crests and rocky cliffs we take up the summit (1,085m). Snowdon is a serious and tough mountain offering a great challenge for anyone who dares to explore its rugged terrain and beauty. This spectacular range attracts around 400,000 walkers a year and was famously used by Edmund Hillary in training for his 1953 ascent of Mount Everest. On a clear day the views from the summit are truly spectacular - spanning across 18 lakes, 14 mountain peaks (each over 900 metres high) and as far as the Isle of Man, Ireland and the Lake District.

ITINERARY

Friday 24th June

Head over to our accommodation in the Snowdonia National Park.

Saturday 25th June

Saturday's hike: Watkin path to Snowdon summit
Distance: 8 miles (13km)
Ascent: 1015m
Grading: Challenging - Mountain - click here for more details:
https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings

We will be offering a fairly tough hike to the summit and then descending back to the vehicles for some well earned refreshment.

Sunday 26th June

Sunday's hike: Crimpiau
Distance: 4/5 miles (6/8km)
Grading: Intermediate - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings/
Hiking time: About 3 to 4 hours of actual hiking

After the challenging hike yesterday we will be heading for a more relaxed day at the Crimpiau. We will start our hike from Capel Curig and continue up to some of the most mesmerising and peaceful panoramic views of Snowdonia being able to spot the highest peak of England and Wales - Snowdon as well as the Snowdon Horseshoe. Being an isolated peak, we get superb views in all directions of many of the most famous mountains in the National Park.

Cost and Payment

The trip is £134 per person. To join us please RSVP Yes and pay the £30 deposit by PayPal with the remainder due by bank transfer before Sunday 24th April. We will send you payment details for this 1 week before the deadline. Sadly any spaces not paid for in full by this date will be lost and the deposit and all trip payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Once full payment has been received for the trip and the trip is sold out (full), then you may try to sell your space to a member of the same sex by advertising it for sale on this page.

For details of how to advertise a fully paid for space for sale (and the process of selling/buying it) please click this link:
http://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/FAQ/

Transport, Accommodation Address and Start Time

The trip starts at the venue and you will need transport to, from and during the trip to the hikes. Outdooraholics cannot get involved with private lift share arrangements, but to help members arrange this, we have set up the trip specific lift share discussion below where you can offer/request lifts.

Click on this link for the Lift Share Discussion:
https://www.meetup.com/OutdooraholicsNorthWest/messages/boards/thread/53402651

The accommodation address is listed at the top of this event page along with the start time. The start time is the earliest time when you can arrive at the accommodation although you are welcome to arrive at any time after this or throughout the evening.

Food

Breakfast and packed lunches are included in the cost and will be provided for Saturday and Sunday. You will need money for drinks on the trip and dinner on Saturday night.

We have healthy options for breakfast typically porridge with fresh fruit, berries nuts and seeds, fresh fruit salad and cereals, free range eggs, yogurt, toast and coffees, teas etc. For lunch we provide a range of options to make your own sandwiches typically tomatoes, cucumber, houmous, peanut butter, honey, jam, ham, cheese and salami.
After the hike we enjoy our signature treat of Cream Teas - an English delicacy consisting of scones, clotted cream and jam, a very tasty treat!

What to bring

Further details will be emailed out, but in addition to what you’d normally take on a weekend away please also bring:

• Good and proper hiking kit that's warm and waterproof is essential. Hiking boots are a must and please - no jeans, good gloves and something to keep your head warm! Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers are essential and you will not be permitted to do the hike without these. It will be very cold and possibly wet/snow too. For further details please see: https://outdooraholics.co.uk/equipment.pdf

The price includes:

• 2 nights hostel accommodation (4 and 6-bedded single gender rooms)

• Breakfast and packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday

• Tea (including herbal) and coffee

• Hikes by trained guides (most of our hike leaders are Mountain Leader trained as a minimum and are qualified Outdoor First Aiders)

• Compliance with the 2018 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection

The price doesn’t include:

• Transport to, from and during the trip

• Dinner on Saturday night

Safety

This hike is led by a trained hike leader and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with suitable hiking footwear and hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf

Terms and Conditions

By signing up to or attending this event you agree to our Terms and Conditions below:
https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/32307187/TermsConditionsOutdooraholicsHikingUK/

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