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AAA - Action Adventure Activity

One of London's most established and active international hiking groups.

Our aim is simple:

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To get outdoors and visit new places, enjoy 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 and a couple from the Russian Military 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 the largest UK outdoor group.

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

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 principals 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 suitable for the event.

3. Only using Experienced Hike Leaders and or qualified instructors for other activities

4. Comprehensive Destination Research which we always pre-visit before proposing an event.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Social Hub. Socialising is a big part of Meetup, after all its 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.

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 on 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 weekend 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 and usually, the hikes are pitched a group of no more than 16 people of similar fitness and ability.

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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 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) (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/#past)

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 location 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.

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 exclusive use a Youth Hostel or similar accommodation, sometimes it can be a hotel or lodge. AAA almost always host the breakfast and evening meals as we are very particular about maintaining out 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 on 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.

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 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 (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/pages/AAA_London_Group_crew/)

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 on 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 experience on 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!).

Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/pages/20448201/AAA_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 (https://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/pages/20448201/AAA_Frequently_Asked_Questions/)

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.

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 its 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, 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.

Bevorstehende Events (5+)

July 19-21 HIKING, YOGA, PILATES & Massage in Exmoor N P with coastal hikes

YHA Pinkery Pinkery Outdoor Centre,

165,00 £

Join us for the all-inclusive HIKING & YOGA + PILATES weekend with homemade hearty meals in Exmoor National Park with ALL EN-SUITE ROOMS! After a while, AAA LG is going back there again. Most of the photos below were taken in Exmoor by our members. Stunning landscapes, wilderness and tranquillity, rare in southern England, and a warm rural welcome await you on Exmoor, one of Britain's breathing places; and the glimpse of wild Red Deer or the native Exmoor Pony, are just a couple of the delights that make Exmoor special. Exmoor whatever time of year you visit you are sure to experience the full extent of Exmoor's beauty. Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles. A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce. HIKES There will be a minimum of two 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 20 people per hike. This ensures that the groups are not left waiting for long periods whilst the 40th person catches up. Usually, you can expect the shorter of the hikes to be around 10 miles / 16km and the long hike to be 16 miles / 25 km plus. This will vary according to the terrain and ascents. We are passionate about hiking and experienced navigators as such we don’t need to repeat the same hikes on the same weekends. YOGA Hiking and Yoga is a great combination, we have had a few weekends in the past and they proved to be very popular. Yoga can be fun and a very beneficial physical and mental work out. Any level is welcome, classes will be tailored and suitable for the beginners and the advanced yoga practitioners as well. Maintaining a supple body and peaceful mind is essential for our well being. All classes are tailor-made and with particular emphasis on strengthening and awakening the body in the morning. In the evening we will focus more on balance in the postures and we will treat our body to 15 minutes of total relaxation. “Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way.” Yoga sessions will take place on Saturday/Sunday in the morning 7-8 and on Saturday evening 17-18. With an excellent location and great walks, this is the weekend for anybody willing to relax and recharge! FOOD AAA food quality has become well known within the Hiking Meetup community. We typically greet you with a warm soup supper with cold meats and bread on your arrival on Friday night topped off with a large homemade cake. You can enjoy Misha’s famous hearty porridge with fruits, nuts and honey both mornings topped off by a cooked breakfast, freshly brewed coffee and juice. The perfect start to a day hike, cereals, bread and food are also available. We believe your packed lunch is a personal affair and we provide you with all the ingredients for you to make up your own sandwiches, so if you want to make your own peanut butter and banana sandwiches here’s your chance. Fruit, crisps and biscuit snacks are also available. After returning from your hike scones, jam and clotted cream are available with your afternoon tea. However, some hikes might, if the opportunity arises for the cream teas and pop into a local country pub before returning. Saturday dinner is a group event; members will help with some of the preparation whilst reflecting on the day’s scenery. Dinner is usually served at 8 pm and includes a wide selection of salads with meat and a vegetarian dish. If you have any special diet requirements please let us know in advance so that we can accommodate your needs. (AAA aims for home-made healthy food, catered for vegetarians, vegans and anybody else.) You will need to bring your own alcoholic drinks in advance, as AAA LG is not licenced to sell alcohol. There is no need for additional expense or travel for a meal out at a local restaurant or pub. Click here to join our Facebook hiking and activity community and keep up to date with events and photos: https://www.facebook.com/AAALondonGroup/?eid=ARDGfzn9iGndtwUlMiULKq2R7cE1FmvshKGUiCZR5gzviVRQ0OwgHTQriFjzOWyidQNfMHy6yauBl0Gm 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. Please do not contact people regarding lifts on the “Conversation” thread below as this generates spam for all participants of the event. ACCOMMODATION We booked high-quality hostel accommodation just for our group, WITH ALL EN-SUITE ROOMS! It is a former Victorian farmstead, converted to provide fantastic accommodation for groups in stunning isolation on Exmoor. It is an EcoCentre, electricity being generated by our own wind turbine and a roof of photovoltaic shingles! Owned and run by the Exmoor National Park Authority, the centre offers a comfortable lounge and dining room, well equipped self-catering kitchen and all rooms have en-suite shower and toilet facilities. The surrounding area provides a safe open recreation space and mountain bike hire. The hostel has 4 and 6 bedded rooms, all on the ground floor with en-suite shower and toilet. PRICE OF £165 INCLUDES: 2 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms for 4 & 6 people • Friday night light supper, • 2 Cooked breakfasts, • 2 Packed lunches, • 2 Guided Hikes by experienced hike leaders • 1 Cream Tea • 1 Dinner on Saturday • Three 1-hour Yoga classes • Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection. Price DOES NOT include: • Transport to the destination • Alcoholic drinks and other incidentals ONLY PAYMENT CONFIRMS YOUR RSVP! After you RSVP yes, to secure your place you will need to make a bank transfer of £165 to Account Name: AAA LG Sort Code[masked] Account[masked] Please, make sure you have got your name as a reference as on your profile on Meetup (to avoid misunderstanding) and "Exmoor" 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 London Group Terms and Conditions. (http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/pages/AAA_London_Group_Terms_and_Conditions/) Everyone in the group has to obtain appropriate insurance. TRIP ITINERARY Friday: 6 pm onwards arriving 8 pm light supper. Food is available until midnight or the last person arrived! Saturday: 7-8 Yoga class 8-8:45 Breakfast 9:15 Members assemble together, dressed and ready for the hikes briefing & departure. Hikes may vary from 10 to 15 miles, return at about 4-5 pm 4-6 pm Cream Tea 5-6 pm Yoga Class 8 pm Dinner Sunday: 7-8 Yoga class 8-8:45 Breakfast, tidy up the kitchen & dining room 9:30 Departure for hikes, we do not come back to the hostel but travel to London after walks. © AAA London Group Ltd 2018. Errors and Omissions Excepted.

Bosham, Fishbourne & West Itchenor by ferry 23 km

London Victoria Station

28,00 £

Join us on a seaside walk on this Weekend as we take a relaxed walk by the water. Possibly one of my favourites walks last year... This route requires us to take a small ferry (£2pp - Not included) that crosses from Bosham to West Itchenor. The ferry operates daily during the summer, but it's small, so it will require a shuttle, not to worry there is a pub on the other side! Walk Highlights: On this hike, you'll be able to enjoy all of the sights within the photos shown. Notable sights are the views of the wildlife and boats, old and new moored and wrecked in the Chichester and Bosham Channel. We will also pass through some small hamlets that are now home to various marinas and sailing clubs. Altogether this is a peaceful and tranquil part of the south coast with plenty of mud flats and low-level coastal paths. HIKING INFO: DISTANCE – 22 km (13.5 miles) approx. We will allow approximately 5 hours for walking, depending upon the speed of the group and excluding any breaks. TRAVEL LOGISTICS: TRAIN TIMES WILL BE RECONFIRMED LONDON MEETUP POINT – Outside the main ticket office at London Victoria Station See Map Link (http://files.meetup.com/1296859/AAA%20Meetup%20-%20Victoria%20Station.pdf) Your host will have your rail tickets ready on your arrival. Your host will have your rail tickets ready on your arrival. MEETUP TIME – 08:45am (be punctual). We depart from the Meetup point with the tickets for the train at 09:05 am TRAIN DEPARTS - 09:17 am TRAIN ARRIVES - 11:04 am at Chichester HIKE MEETUP POINT – Outside the main ticket office at Chichester Station Exit, south side. WALK DEPARTS – 11:05 am from Chichester DESTINATION – Returning from Chichester Station. (Est Dep. 18:15) RETURN TRAIN - Returning to Victoria Station. (Est. Arr. 19:56) Naturally, if we arrive earlier into our destination we will get an earlier train. There are several into London PRICE OF £28.00 INCLUDES: - Guided Hike - Rail travel to the destination. - PayPal fee It does NOT INCLUDE: - Lunch, souvenirs or entrance fees to any attractions you wish to visit. - Ferry (£2.00 pp) GROUP SIZE We restrict our groups to no more than 32 including the organiser. We don't wish to have a large group of 40-60 or more person trailing across the countryside. This results in a slower hike. THINGS TO BRING: • Walking shoes for boots. • Waterproof jacket and trousers if you have them after all this is England and it’s known to rain sometimes. • Suitable trousers, not jeans unless you love being cold and wet once it rains and doesn’t mind having your pleas for sympathy, because you are wet and cold, ignored. • Water, snacks & lunch. • Sun Lotion (We live in hope) • Sun hat and sunglasses. • Cash for drinks. • A sense of fun and patience :). RSVP If you do change your plans please update your RSVP so others can take advantage of the walk. Thank you for your understanding. Finally: It is impossible to state a specific return time as it depends on weather conditions, the general pace of the group and other unplanned factors. Those who decide to join the hike, please consider yourself committed for the entire day 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. If you have signed up to 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/) http://www.meetup.com/AAA-London-Group/pages/AAA_London_Group_Terms_and_Conditions/ © AAA London Group Ltd 2016.

Aug.9-11 Hiking, Yoga & Sightseeing in West Cotswolds & Severn Vale

Benötigt einen Veranstaltungsort

166,00 £

Join us for the all-inclusive weekend of hiking & Yoga in a beautiful location of The Severn River Vale and charming West Cotswolds. All of that topped up with our healthy, homemade food cooked by AAA LG chef. We are going to combine Hiking, Sightseeing & Yoga. Spoiled for choices! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpJUT3AfjFw The River Severn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M48ANM3hAQ) (great video linked), the longest river in Britain, 220 miles from source to the sea. The Severn Bore (http://www.severn-boating.co.uk/bore.htm) is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena. It is a large surge wave that can be seen in the estuary of the River Severn, where the tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world, being as much as 50 feet (approx. 15.4m). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKA39LQOIck As we are only a short drive from The Cotswolds Hills - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), we plan to have a few hikes organised there, visiting the small pretty towns and villages providing pleasant places to while away the time, easily identified by its mellow stone buildings. The Cotswolds have long been regarded as a perfect walking country with their wonderful series of rolling hills set amidst lush green countryside. HIKES There will be a minimum of two very capable hike leaders on this weekend, both with extensive navigational and leading experience and trained in wilderness first aid. We have some great hikes planned that range in length to accommodate most fitness levels. FOOD AAA food quality has become well known within the Hiking Meetup community. We typically greet you with a warm soup supper with cold meats and bread on your arrival on Friday night topped off with a large homemade Misha’s signature Banana & Walnut cake. AAA aims for home-made healthy food, catered for vegetarians, vegans and anybody else. We believe your packed lunch is a personal affair and we provide you with all the ingredients for you to make up your own packed lunch. After returning from your hike scones, jam and clotted cream are available with your afternoon tea Saturday dinner is a group event; members will help with some of the preparation. Dinner is usually served at 8 pm and includes a wide selection of salads with meat and a vegetarian dish. YOGA WE WILL HAVE 2 YOGA INSTRUCTORS ON THIS TRIP TO BE ABLE TO SPREAD GROUP INTO 2 IN TWO DIFFERENT ROOMS. Hiking and Yoga is a great combination, we have had a few weekends in the past and they proved to be very popular. Yoga can be fun and a very beneficial physical and mental work out. Any level is welcome, classes will be tailored and suitable for the beginners and the advanced yoga practitioners as well. All classes are tailor-made and with particular emphasis on strengthening and awakening the body in the morning. ACCOMMODATION: We rented privately high-quality hostel for 2 nights just for our group. We will be based in the heart of Gloucestershire - beautiful countryside location, just a short journey from Slimbridge Wetlands Centre and Berkeley Castle are just a short drive away. Situated near to the canal in the Severn Vale. Complimentary WIFI is available throughout the hostel. There is a game room with a pool table for us. There are also 2 en-suite double rooms for £89 extra for the weekend, ideal for couples, please contact us if interested. PRICE OF £166 INCLUDES: • 2 nights hostel accommodation in male/female dorm. rooms • Friday night light supper with homemade Misha's cake • 2 Cooked breakfasts • 2 Packed lunches • Choices of 2 Guided Hikes on every day • 1 Cream Tea • 1 Dinner on Saturday • Compliance with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection. • 3 Yoga classes for 1 hour each Price DOES NOT include: • Transport to the destination • Alcoholic drinks and other incidentals, massage !!!ONLY PAYMENT CONFIRMS YOUR RSVP!!! After you RSVP yes, to secure your place you will need to make a bank transfer of £166 to Account Name: AAA LG Sort Code[masked] Account[masked] Please, make sure you have got your name as a reference as on your profile on Meetup & (Cotswolds) in your payment so we will be able to recognize it as yours. ALSO, DROP A LINE TO [masked] WHEN YOU HAVE TRANSFERRED FUNDS PLEASE. 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, welfare & must be equipped accordingly. If you have signed up to 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/) 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 2019. Errors and Omissions Excepted

Aug 16-18 - Canoe & Camping along the River Wye 2

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149,00 £

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 bird life.....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 half way. https://vimeo.com/98146354 The video is from a previous trips photos from Hereford-Hoerwithy-Ross on Wye Accommodation We will be staying on 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 which 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 have 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 depart for a local venue for a cooked breakfast in a nice environment as seen below (perfect should the unpredictable English weather be unkind to us) The drive to Symonds Yat boat yard 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 a reasonable menu at sensible prices and we will be able to enjoy the remained 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 towel & toiletries • Sunscreen (ideally waterproof) • Sun hat Price for the weekend- £149 per person (if paid by bank transfer) inclusive of the following; Price includes 2 nights tented accommodation at a campsite with access to showers. Tents will be pre-pitched (unless you arrive in the advance party) so no faffing 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 served in a local pub. Food for a picnic lunch on 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 £149 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 NEW BANK DETAILS. 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