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AAA - Action Adventure Activity

London's most established and active international hiking groups.

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Our aim is simple:

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To get outdoors and visit new places, enjoy the beautiful scenery with people who want to have fun and meet new friends. We have a simple philosophy; provide fun and sociable events that incorporate the best an area has to offer with experienced hike leaders.

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All the photos shown are taken on events by group members...thank you to our talented group photographers Alex, the David's, Mike and many others..

Who are we?
We were established in 2008 and have run well over 500 events and hosted over 20,000 members. We usually run around 50 events per year ranging from mid-week evening social events, such as treasure hunts and kayaking sessions, to weekend and week-long UK and overseas hiking trips to Europe and beyond.

In 2018 we are proud to say that we ran events in over 35 different locations covering the breadth of the UK from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands and from Pembrokeshire to Norfolk. In addition to this, we have hosted trips in over 8 different European locations and we are constantly striving to offer new and interesting trips. We are confident in 2018 there will be even more events and places that we will be visiting.

The AAA crew is made up of a lot of outdoor enthusiasts with decades of experience, a number of our principal hike leaders originate from the British Army who all have extensive navigation, mountain and first aid experience. So you'll be in steady hands! Your taste buds will also be very well catered for by our team of chefs, cooks and kitchen helpers.

AAA's mix of great food, capable hike leaders, interesting destination and inclusive social aspects has been very popular with our members, so popular that we are proud to recognise that other larger groups have now been replicating both our events and format and menus. We are indeed flattered by any imitation as the more groups offering trips is good for everyone and we hope one day to be in a position to flatter their achievements.

We for our part will still continue to strive to provide popular destinations at affordable prices with a strong emphasis on providing good hikes, quality food and enjoyable and inclusive socialising. You can also be assured that the events and activities we list are activities we have hosted and not just a marketing ploy, as adopted by one of the largest UK outdoor group.

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Our most popular events are weekend hiking trips to locations around the UK.

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What makes our events? \

Without a doubt, the answer to this question is our members. We are proud of the fact that we regularly have over 50% of our weekend and overseas trips made up of loyal members who have attended other trips. This is not to say that the group is cliquey in any way. As hosts, we have belonged to groups where cliques exist and we work hard with our members to ensure that this doesn't happen.

AAA has some basic principles for ensuring successful events. They are quite simply;

  1. Great Hiking Destinations. If we are not interested in the destination, then we don't host a trip there. We also don't resist the same destination multiple times in the year just to host more trips than other groups.
  2. Quality accommodation is suitable for the event.
    3. Only using Experienced Hike Leaders and or qualified instructors for other activities
  3. Comprehensive Destination Research which we always pre-visit before proposing an event.
  4. Control of the finances, we don't use third-party operators on the ground to book transport and accommodation. We control the money, this reduces any risk of ground operators going into liquidation without the Meetup Group having any recourse.
  5. Control of the logistics. If we don't have control of the finances we can't control the logistics. If we have control of the logistics it enables us to adjust the programme if needed.
  6. Social Hub. Socialising is a big part of Meetup, after all, it's in the title! So wherever we are we look to ensure that there is a point where everyone can socialise, whether it be a dining room, local bar or lounge.
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Who attends our events?
The majority of our active members range in age between the mid-20s to late 40s, but age is no barrier so long as you are at least young at heart. Members generally live or work in the greater London area, but we have an ever-increasing number of members who live all over the UK and join us in the destination. After all, you don’t need to live in London to visit the Lake District!

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A large proportion of our members are international, providing an interesting and diverse mix of experiences and cultures. We also have a significant proportion of single members on events, although you certainly don’t need to be single to attend. We have many couples attending our events.

If you are nervous about committing to a weekend trip, don't be, almost everyone has turned up at an event before without knowing anyone. We all know what it's like. If you are still concerned try one of our evening or day events, they act as a taster and you are sure to meet like-minded people. We also work hard to ensure that the trips are inclusive for everyone. We usually provide a minimum of two hike leaders on weekends and overseas hikes to ensure we can offer a mix of hikes to meet the group's needs. We rarely have hikes that exceed 28 people (day hikes only with 1 guide) and usually, the hikes are pitched to a group of no more than 10- 16 people of similar fitness and ability on a weekend away.

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What do we do?
We organise the logistics for our hiking trips so that you don’t have to. We find the locations, book the venues and organise all catering for weekends. We even help coordinate transport and lift shares. If you don't have transport contact the organiser who will help put you in contact with someone who's driving.

Our aim is to explore and hike in picturesque and beautiful rural locations throughout the British Isles and beyond. We regularly visit all of the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Whilst we often repeat visits to the many great National Parks we do vary the locations we stay at as best as we can. We certainly don't repeat the same venues and walks over and over again just because we have a hike or hostel that works and is easy to repeat. One look at our past events will show you the variety of places visited.

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EVENING SOCIALS
We arrange a host of evening events that usually provide an element of the activity. We believe it's better to get people together and involved in an activity that they can participate in rather than just organising a Meetup in a pub. However, we normally conclude our events with a social drink or two in a pub.

Evening events have included: (examples of our events can be viewed in our past events section)
Treasure & Scavenger Hunts around London, Go-Karting, Paintball, Kayaking along the Thames, Yoga, Shopping Discount evenings, Pub Quizzes, Charitable Volunteering Events, Games nights, Orienteering and Photography exhibitions.

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DAY HIKES AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
We organise a number of day walks and activities throughout the year. These usually depart from a central London station and the hikes normally start at locations 60-90 minutes outside of London in areas of scenic beauty. If you live close to the start of the hike let us know and join us there. We look to organise everything, so all you need to do is turn up and we will have your tickets and everything ready. Our hikes are led by very capable navigators with years of map reading experience. In fact one of our hike leaders spent most of his military life navigating at night, so he's relieved to be allowed out navigating during the daylight hour!

We also organise other events such as;
Kayaking on the Cuckmere and into the sea, Go Ape, Go-karting, canoeing the River Wye, caving, climbing & abseiling, zip wires, London's Lord Mayors Show, navigation training and even photography sessions.
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HIKING AND ACTIVITY WEEKENDS
Typically we organise two or more weekends per month in all parts of the UK. Trips usually involve a visit to the National Park or an Area of Natural Beauty throughout the UK. Sometimes we organise optional activities that can range from Yoga to cycling. Since 2013 we have included even more climbing & Abseiling, Caving, Canoeing, Scrambling, Kayaking, Surfing and Wine Tasting. But nothing is off-limits so if you have an idea let us know.

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Normally we hire for the exclusive use of a Youth Hostel or similar accommodation, sometimes it can be a hotel or lodge. AAA almost always host breakfast and evening meals as we are very particular about maintaining a reputation for providing quality food on our weekends. We will be there to greet you on arrival and allocate rooms etc. There is always a warm supper on a Friday night followed by some cake. The weekends then take on a well-rehearsed routine that ensures we can maximize the time for hiking.

We try where possible not to repeat weekends and if we do we do so in different seasons. However, some locations like Snowdon and the Brecon Beacons are always very popular and worth repeating. But unlike some groups, you won't find us visiting the same location twice or more in the same month. As organisers, we have a passion for the outdoors and too much repetition is a bad thing.

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OVERSEAS TRIPS
We enjoy experiencing new places and we are sure you do, too. So we are always looking to host hiking orientated trips in new overseas locations. We typically organise the accommodation, catering etc as well as plan with detail the hikes in the local areas. Often we will pick you up from the local airport or provide you with details to organise your own transfers to the accommodation. We will even recommend flights and help you coordinate your travel arrangements with others in the group.
When we are in the location we help to facilitate additional activities from mountain biking, paragliding, white water rafting to a wine tasting or local sightseeing trips.

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Who are we?
Our core team have a wealth of experience in a wide variety of key areas. We have years of hiking and outdoors experience. Our principal events hosts and hike leaders have over three decades of military experience, two from elite units (certainly not in the catering corp.) as well as a 15-year career in the event management industry producing events from small high-end events to logistics for 15,000 person event. One of our event hosts has even won awards in the event industry. Not content with our existing experience we also undertake additional training to keep our key skills tip-top.
Click here to Meet the team
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Why do we do it?
Quite simply we love the outdoors and making the most of this beautiful country we live in and what better way to do it than by meeting new friends.
Our aim is to build a great community of hikers with whom we can share our enjoyment of the outdoors and adventurous activities. As they say, size isn't important! We are never happier than when we see the same members repeatedly attend our events, many have been joining us for years and we continue to enjoy their company.
Many of our members have made new lifelong friends after trips, some have developed into loving relationships and we know of at least three couples that have met and got married after meeting at our events.
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How do we do it?
We create appealing trips that are affordable to all. They are affordable because we generally use Youth Hostels and cater for ourselves and everyone helps and contributes towards the weekend.
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The food you enjoy has been said by many to be the best they have experienced at any Meetup event. We strive to ensure we provide a cooked breakfast, not just a cold continental buffet, after all, if you are setting off on a day's hike you want a hearty meal. We set everything up in the morning for you to make your own sandwiches with fillings of your own choice. AAA dinner is always very popular with wholesome ingredients including a variety of salads, vegetarian dishes as well a typical main selection followed by a cake for dessert. After supper, we all get to relax and socialise, sometimes with some games, whichever is most fitting. Whilst we all enjoy a pub visit, we include the dinner within the cost, so it's not an extra cost or a car journey (with no alcohol!).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Many people ask us questions about our trips, we hope that we cover most of the usual questions in the event description. We also have some answers to the popular question in our FAQ section
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Safety \

Our main hike leaders have undertaken the six-day Mountain Leader course (accredited by the MLT) as well as having undertaken the two and three day Wilderness & Outdoor Activity First Aid course. One of our hike leaders even undertook a 6-month military-medical course culminating with practical training in an A&E Hospital and 2 weeks with paramedics. Both of our principal hike leaders have over 20 years of military experience, not just as conscripts. Much of their experience was focused on fieldcraft, navigation and first aid, making them ideal hike leaders.
All of our events are run by very experienced hikers, most of our hike leaders have a minimum of Mountain Leader training and an Outdoor Activity First Aid qualification or similar experience/qualifications. It would, however, be unfair to say that this makes the outdoors safe, there is always risks present, but with our experience, training and meticulous planning, we aim to minimise the risk.
Generally, our hikes tend to be limited to 20 people when in the hills and 24-28 in lowlands as our training indicate that this is a safe number, it's also important for everyone's enjoyment that the hike is not hindered by big numbers, or a very slow pace as you constantly find yourself waiting and it prevents people getting left behind, as we hear so often occurs in other groups with 40-50 people on a day hike.
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What type of activities do we do?
Over the past three years, we have offered a wide range of events. These have included;
Hiking & walking (of course), kayaking along the Thames, camping & canoeing, yoga breaks, fitness weekends, potholing, historic sightseeing, overseas trips, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, cycling, trekking, backpacking, adventure weekends, coast walking, long distant walking, caving, countryside conservation, charity volunteering, sea kayaking, treasure hunts, paintball, the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge, abseiling, recreation weekends, gorge walking & canyoning, rafting, navigation courses, culture trips, community trips, tennis, orienteering, coasteering, go-karting, horse riding and paragliding
Unlike some larger groups who claim to have offered these activities, because it's good for their marketing and Meetup listing, we have actually offered all these events. Please, check out our past events.

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And there are many other activities we would like to give a try in the future such as sailing, scuba diving, static line parachuting, skydiving, exercise boot camps, target shooting, clay pigeon shooting etc…

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Where do we visit?
Our usual destinations include the National Parks of the United Kingdom such as:
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.

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We have also organised events with visits to the following areas of natural beauty that have included:
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 & Coast, North Devon, North Pennines, Northumberland Coast, North Wessex Downs, Quantock Hills, Shropshire Hills, Solway Coast, South Devon, Suffolk Coast & Heaths, Surrey Hills, Tamar Valley and the beautiful Wye Valley.

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Many of our hikes have included some of the popular long-distance routes, these have included:
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 and Wye Valley Walk.

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We have also organised overseas trips to destinations such as:
The Pyrenees, the Dolomites, Austria, Slovakia, Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, different parts of Croatia, Poland, Madeira, Scotland, France: Corsica, Swiss & French Alps and Russia & Ukraine.

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We have plans for trips to Ireland, Norway, Kilimanjaro, Andalucía and as the group flourishes we will offer many more, too!

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Note 1
The destinations and activities listed are examples of events AAA have organised or part of an AAA event. They are not places and events added here to improve our Meetup search ratings and mislead members. We accept that imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but we don't feel flattered when it misleads others. One of the other larger groups has the almost identical text as ours in places, the most notable error on their part is the inclusion of the West Highland Way, Highland Way and Winchcombe Way which are in countries and locations their group has not visited. We are not even going to comment on the activities listed we will leave you to make up your own minds. Come on guys, you know who you are, let's all be honest about what we do and where we go.

Upcoming events (4+)

Aug 19-21 - Canoe & Camping along the River Wye II

Needs a location

£169.00

It's the time of year when splashing about on the water seems the perfect way to cool down, assuming we are having a hot summer, and the river beckons every man and woman to relax in the peace of the flowing water and birdlife.....This might, however, get occasionally disrupted by the splashing and capsizing canoes and chatter and drinking around the campfire.

https://youtu.be/zmoR73nF5tE

The River Wye is renowned for its leisurely canoeing and is truly a majestic river, full of wildlife and colour. The canoe trips on the River Wye, between Hereford and south of Monmouth, are regarded by many as being one of the most picturesque river sections in the UK.

Our journey along the River Wye will be via a flotilla of canoes from Hereford to Ross-on-Wye (about 28 miles) over 2 days and camping halfway.

https://vimeo.com/98146354

The video is from the photos of a previous trip from Hereford-Hoerwithy-Ross on Wye

Accommodation

We will be staying at a campsite beside the river where campfires are permitted and showers are available. We will also be able to walk into Ross on Wye where we have some good dining venues on a Saturday night.

There is access to showers at this campsite. However, the facilities are very basic!

We are very close to a local venue and will take our cooked breakfast indoors on both mornings and possibly dinner on Saturday.

Tents will be provided, these are generally 8 and 10 person tents, but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish. But please advise in advance.

Canoes
The canoes will be open Canadian-style canoes suitable for three persons per canoe. Life jackets will be supplied and you will be required to wear them at all times on the water. Helmets are available if required, however, there is little or no need for these to be worn by adults.

Watertight storage drums will be available on each boat to store valuables, lunch etc.

No experience is needed at all. As long as you are capable of paddling for about 4-5 hours over the course of each day. Full instruction and a safety briefing will be given prior to departure.

The canoeing will be self-guided and not by the operator.

> > Click here to join our Facebook hiking and activity community and keep up to date with events and photos<<

This year we will be venturing further down the river, using a different campsite that is within walking distance of Ross on Wye and two new breakfast and dinner venues.

GETTING THERE

AAA events start and end at the accommodation venue so you will need to arrange your own transport to and from the accommodation.

Members have been organising lift shares within the Meetup group for a long time and AAA has also assisted members to organise getting to the destination.

If you want to lift share we recommend that you post a message on the Meetup “Discussion” page that is specific to this event.

> > > Click on this link for the Lift Share Discussion <<<
> > > https://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/messages/boards/forum/880374

AAA takes no responsibility for the lift shares and does not get involved with these private arrangements between members.

Please do not contact people regarding lifts on the “Conversation” thread below as this generates spam for all participants of the event.

Programme

Friday

Arrive at the campsite located close to Ross on Wye from late afternoon.

A light supper BBQ will be available around a campfire.

Saturday

Early rise and shine we will enjoy a typical AAA breakfast.

The drive to Symonds Yat boatyard is 15 mins from the campsite where we will be equipped with life vests etc and receive a briefing before departing for Hereford.

Cars can be parked in a locked area at the boatyard.

After the briefing, we will be transferred with the canoes to Hoerwithy from where we will enter the river and commence our days paddling downs stream.

After a day enjoying the beauty of the river and surrounding countryside and having stopped for a picnic we will conclude the day close to the town of Ross on Wye.

The local pubs offer an array of menu types all at sensible prices and we will be able to enjoy the remainder of the evening here before heading back to the campsite and campfire.

Sunday

Dismantle some tents prior to continuing our journey by canoe to Symonds Yat.

Depart for a short paddle to our breakfast venue (as seen below) by the river for a cooked breakfast.

On arrival at Symonds Yat, we can collect the vehicles and return the short distance to the campsite.

Equipment you are required to bring:

• Sleeping bag and roll mat/inflatable mattress

• Suitable container to hold sufficient water for personal consumption (min 2 litres)

• Appropriate footwear for being in a canoe (trainers, Converse-type shoes, flip-flops)

• Waterproof jacket after all this is England and it’s known to rain sometimes.

• Warm clothing as you will be exposed to the weather, good and bad, whilst on the water!

• Personal towels & toiletries

• Sunscreen (ideally waterproof)

• Sun hat

Price for the weekend- £167 per person (if paid by bank transfer) inclusive of the following;

Price includes

2 nights of tented accommodation at a campsite. Tents will be pre-pitched (unless you arrive at the advance party) so no faffing is required on arrival, but feel free to help if you wish.

Canoe and equipment hire (Three people per canoe)

Transfers from Symonds Yat to Hoerwithy.

Friday night supper on arrival.

2 cooked breakfasts

Food for a picnic lunch for two days.

Snacks etc for the BBQ (including marshmallows - yum)

Price Excludes

Transport to/from the campsite from your homes and between the campsite and Symonds Yat

Saturday night dinner, I propose we eat in the local pub close to the campsite

Sleeping bags and roll mats/air beds

Please transfer the amount of £167 to secure your place to the account detailed below.

Once you have transferred please e-mail [masked] confirmation that you have paid detailing the following;

  1. Your full name as it appears on your bank account
  2. Your Meetup Profile Name
  3. The event you are paying for
  4. Name and gender of any guests you are paying for.

THESE ARE BANK DETAILS.
New Bank details are;
Account Name: Addicted2Adventures Ltd
Account No.:[masked]
Sort Code:[masked]
Bank: Starling

Note that this is a different account to the AAA London Group Ltd account.

Notes

Remember that you should be aware of and accept any risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

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NEW Aug.26-29 North Pennines - BH Weekend in Teesdale, North Pennines

Needs a location

£258.00

Join us for 3 days of all-inclusive Aug. BH weekend with homemade food, hiking and sightseeing in the North Pennines in a small group of only 28 guests. It is a new hostel for us to stay at and explore the area around.

Please send all trip questions to [masked]

LOCATION

This is one of England's most special places - a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities, the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The North Pennines is also a UNESCO European and Global Geopark - highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.

Animal species that are scarce in the rest of Britain thrive in the North Pennines and you may see red squirrels, otters, and black grouse as well as thousands of pairs of wading birds.

We plan to hike in Teesdale, situated in South West Durham, Teesdale borders North Yorkshire and Cumbria. One of England's most sparsely populated rural regions, Teesdale's dramatic countryside is picturesque and undiscovered.

One of the hike we plan to do will be along the river Tees to see the famous Low Force and High Force waterfalls.
High Force suddenly and spectacularly drops 70 feet (21 m) into a plunge pool below, making it England's highest uninterrupted drop of water.

ACCOMMODATION

We rented YHA Langdon Beck for 3 nights just for our group.
This Green Beacon venue has numerous environmental features and offers an excellent degree of comfort. In the heart of the North Pennines AONB, the views of the Teesdale Moors from the lounge should not be missed. All beds are arranged in rooms for 4, 1 x 5 and 1 x 8; all have washbasins. All bed linen is provided, bring your own towels.
There is a wood burner.

HIKES

There will be a minimum of 2 very capable hike leaders on this weekend, both with extensive navigational and leading experience and trained in wilderness first aid.

The choice of hikes will differ in distance and toughness and we usually aim to have no more than 15 people per hike.

FOOD

AAA food quality has become well known within the Hiking Meetup community. We typically greet you with homemade soup, served with cold meats, cheese and bread on your arrival on Friday night, topped off with Misha’s signature Banana Walnut cake.

Even if you’re not a fan of porridge, you’re guaranteed to be tempted by Misha’s famous hearty porridge with fresh fruit salad, nuts and honey at breakfast. There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of creamy porridge with a handful of crunchy flaked almonds and juicy sweet blueberries to start your day of intensive hiking! Breakfast is, of course, the most important meal of the day, so you can further enjoy sausages and eggs, freshly brewed coffee and juice, with cereals, yoghurt.

We believe your packed lunch is a personal affair and we provide you with all the ingredients to make up your own sandwiches.

Saturday and Sunday dinners are a group event: members chat about the day’s events, whilst helping out with some of the preparation.

If you have any special diet requirements, please, let us know in advance.

You will need to bring your own alcoholic drinks.
There is no need for additional expenses, such as a meal out at a local restaurant or pub.

ITINERARY

Details for the programme of events for a typical AAA weekend can be found via the link below. Sunday as Saturday's plan.

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1X1viyFsRDgq96RCeu8X2UwW9tbKhhehF

AAA LG prides itself on the great organisation but this itinerary is subject to change due to weather and other uncontrolled circumstances.

GETTING THERE

AAA events start and end in the hostel so you will need to arrange your own transport to/from there.
If you want to lift share we recommend that you post a message on the Meetup “Discussion” page that is specific to this event.

PRICE OF £258 INCLUDES:
• 3 nights accommodation in male/female rooms
• Friday night light supper
• 3 Cooked breakfasts
• 3 Packed lunches
• Choice of 2 Guided Hikes by experienced hike leaders
• 2 Cream Tea
• 2 Dinners on Saturday & Sunday
• Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection

Price DOES NOT include:
• Transport to the destination

ONLY PAYMENT CONFIRMS YOUR RSVP
Once you have RSVP yes you are required to secure your place by making a bank transfer of £258 to

Account Name: AAA LG
Sort Code[masked]
Account[masked]

Please, make sure you have got your name as a reference as on your Meetup profile (to avoid misunderstanding) & (PENNINES) in your payment so I will be able to recognize it as yours.
ALSO, DROP A LINE TO [masked] WHEN YOU HAVE TRANSFERRED FUNDS, PLEASE.

If you have signed up for the event you acknowledge the AAA LG T&C. (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/pages/AAA_London_Group_Terms_and_Conditions/)

Everyone in the group has to obtain appropriate insurance.
The BMC: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Policies.aspx
offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at competitive rates

© AAA London Group Ltd 2021.
Errors and Omissions Excepted

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NEW Aug.26-29 North Pennines - BH Weekend in Teesdale, North Pennines

Needs a location

£257.00

Join us for 3 days for an all-inclusive bank holiday weekend at our second Hostel, Ninebanks with Mike and his crew.

BH weekend with homemade food, hiking and sightseeing in the North Pennines in a small group of only 25 guests. It is a new hostel for us to stay at and explore the area around. an

Please send all trip questions to [masked]

DESTINATION
This is one of England's most special places - a stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities, the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The North Pennines is also a UNESCO European and Global Geopark - highlighting its globally important Earth heritage.

Animal species that are scarce in the rest of Britain thrive in the North Pennines and you may see red squirrels, otters, and black grouse as well as thousands of pairs of wading birds.

We plan to hike in Teesdale, situated in South West Durham, Teesdale borders North Yorkshire and Cumbria. One of England's most sparsely populated rural regions, Teesdale's dramatic countryside is picturesque and undiscovered.

One of the hikes we plan to do will be along the river Tees to see the famous Low Force and High Force waterfalls.
High Force suddenly and spectacularly drops 70 feet (21 m) into a plunge pool below, making it England's highest uninterrupted drop of water.

ACCOMMODATION
We rented YHA NineBanks for 3 nights just for our group.
This venue is in a lovely location All bed linen is provided, bring your own towels. There's even a wood burner.

HIKES
There will be a minimum of 2 very capable hike leaders this weekend, both with extensive navigational and leading experience and trained in wilderness first aid.

The choice of hikes will differ in distance and toughness and we usually aim to have no more than 15 people per hike.

FOOD
AAA food quality has become well known within the Hiking Meetup community. We typically greet you with homemade soup, served with cold meats, cheese and bread on your arrival on Friday night, topped off with Misha’s signature Banana Walnut cake.

Even if you’re not a fan of porridge, you’re guaranteed to be tempted by Misha’s famous hearty porridge with fresh fruit salad, nuts and honey at breakfast. There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of creamy porridge with a handful of crunchy flaked almonds and juicy sweet blueberries to start your day of intensive hiking! Breakfast is, of course, the most important meal of the day, so you can further enjoy sausages and eggs, freshly brewed coffee and juice, with cereals, and yoghurt.

We believe your packed lunch is a personal affair and we provide you with all the ingredients to make up your own sandwiches.

Saturday and Sunday dinners are a group event: members chat about the day’s events, whilst helping out with some of the preparation.

If you have any special diet requirements, please, let us know in advance.

You will need to bring your own alcoholic drinks.
There is no need for additional expenses, such as a meal out at a local restaurant or pub.

ITINERARY
Details for the programme of events for a typical AAA weekend can be found via the link

AAA LG prides itself on the great organisation but this itinerary is subject to change due to weather and other uncontrolled circumstances.

GETTING THERE
AAA events start and end in the hostel so you will need to arrange your own transport to/from there.

If you want to lift share we recommend that you [post a message on the Meetup “Discussion” page](post a message on the Meetup “Discussion” page) that is specific to this event.

THE PRICE OF £258 INCLUDES:
3 nights accommodation in male/female rooms
• Friday night light supper
• 3 Cooked breakfasts
• 3 Packed lunches
• Choice of 2 Guided Hikes by experienced hike leaders
• 2 Cream Tea
• 2 Dinners on Saturday & Sunday
• Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection

Price DOES NOT include:
• Transport to the destination

ONLY PAYMENT CONFIRMS YOUR RSVP
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Sept 3-8 Slovenia 1: Julian Alps; Soca Emerald Trail; Bovec Water Activity

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£559.00

AAA has been specialised in Slovenia hiking trips since 2012.
Having run over 20 trips to Slovenia our crew has built a detailed itinerary with different hiking & sightseeing options, coordinated by local guides.

Click this link to see the reviews & photos (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/events/63919772/)from our previous trips.

Here are some photos on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/AAALondonGroup/photos/?tab=album&album_id=743195265880767)

Slovenia is a tiny country, about half the size of Switzerland and counts just over two million people. But the only way to describe pint-sized Slovenia, an independent republic bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and the Adriatic Sea, is that it's 'a mouse that roars'.

SPECIAL OFFER:

If you sign up for both Slovenia Trips: 1 and 2, you will have one night Half Board in ***hotel Spik on Sept.8/9 for free + transport in between for free!

Most of the photos below were taken during our past trips to this destination.

Slovenia has been dubbed a lot of things since independence in 1991 - 'Europe in Miniature', 'The Sunny Side of the Alps', 'The Green Piece of Europe - and, though they may sound like tourist-brochure blurbs, they are all true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9vUyVyQyok

Nestled between Austria and Italy, Slovenia is a superb hiking destination, from the ridgetop trails that cross the snow-capped Julian Alps to the outrageously picturesque Logarska Dolina, a stunning glacier-carved valley flanked by the sheer peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
It is all about immersing yourself in a scenery of incredible natural beauty.

There are many different routes in the Bovec area, most of them have been hiked by the group in previous years, some of them starting in Italy and hiking back to Slovenia but there are still more trails to discover.

You may go scrambling with a challenging team and experienced leader.
You may also follow the pleasant and fairly easy Trenta/Soca Emerald trail and check out the pure water of the Soca river.

Here is a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlOIC07t29Q) nicely presenting this amazing country.

The Triglav National Park, the only national park in Slovenia, lies in the immediate vicinity of Bled. It comprises one of the most beautiful and attractive areas of Slovenia, almost the entire Slovenian part of the Julian Alps. The territory of the National Park is very picturesque and varied. The highest mountain in Slovenia, Triglav (2864 m), after which the park was named, lies in its centre. From Triglav, deep and sharply cut valleys, mainly of glacial origin, open on all sides in the form of a fan.

During this trip, we will be based in Bovec town in the Soca river valley. Bovec is very close to the Italian border, this is why some of the hikes may start in Italy. We plan to finish the trip with lunch in the Italian mountain hut on a way to the airport.

The region of the Soča Valley (Posočje) stretches from Triglav National Park to Nova Gorica. Its most dominant feature is the 136km Soča River, which can widen to 500m and narrow to less than a metre but always stays a deep, almost unreal aquamarine colour. The valley has more than its share of historical sights, but most people come here for rafting, hiking and skiing.

Deeply carved into the white limestone of the magnificent Julian Alps is the Soča Valley. It is a valley of wonderful colours, full of waterfalls, pools, ravines and canyons, with its own distinct flora and fauna. The impossibly blue-green River Soča flows over white gravel and through this fairy-tale valley. The Emerald Trail follows the river to the most amazing places.

WATER ACTIVITIES

The town of Bovec offers world-class adventure sports, great for the adrenaline junkie. We may arrange this on our arrival. Last year we had a great time rafting down the river Soča, which is known to be among the most beautiful rivers in Europe.

We plan to visit and hike in all the above places, the trip will also involve some optional activities: Rafting, Canyoning, Kayaking, Zipwiring and many more. We can not tell you a day-to-day agenda at this stage because it always depends on the weather conditions.

HIKING

There will be at least 2-3 experienced hike leaders on this trip plus we have a local guide - Nejc who has been guiding our group for the last 8 years if we need we may split a group into 2-3 smaller groups so members can choose a hike according to their fitness and abilities!
But we can tell you one thing, you will remember this holiday forever.

THE PRICE OF £559 INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights of 3-star hotel accommodation in twin rooms (free WiFi)
  • 5 (buffet) breakfasts and 2 dinners (buffet) in the hotel restaurant
  • all transport on the local coach
  • Financial Consumer Protection according to Package Holidays and Tours Regulations 1992
  • a choice of guided hikes by Mountain Leader trained at Plas Y Brenin Centre guides and certified First Aiders
  • tourist tax

(You can have a single room for £140 extra, please contact us).

The price does not include flights, any activities (around 40-70 euros) and 5 lunches (10), 3 dinners when we will go out to try some local cuisine.

ONLY PAYMENT CONFIRMS YOUR RSVP!

After you RSVP yes, to secure your place you will need to make a bank transfer of a £150 deposit or £559 in full to

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The balance of £409 is to be paid by April 25.

Transfers are organised for the recommended WizzAir flights:
Sat 03.09. London Luton – Ljubljana 12:20 – 15:35 (W9 5171)
Thu 08.09. Ljubljana – London Luton 16:10 – 17:30 (W9 5172)
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Feel free to arrive a day earlier or depart a day later to make it more convenient & cheaper for you. We may help you to organise a night in the lovely hotel Spic with the spa centre, it is our hotel for Slovenia 2 trip.

Conditions: You will need to have travel insurance that covers hiking activities up to 3000 meters and provide details before travel.

Visa: Please check with the Slovenian Embassy if you need a visa to travel there. It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary travel documents, including a visa.

If you have signed up for the event you acknowledge the AAA London Group Terms and Conditions. (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/pages/AAA_London_Group_Terms_and_Conditions/)

Safety is always paramount with AAA London Group!

All participants (members and their guests) on any AAA London Group walk or activity are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.

Everyone in the group has to obtain appropriate insurance.
The BMC: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Policies.aspx
offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at competitive rates.

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