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Who we are

A group of people dedicated and committed to making the great outdoors more accessible to everyone. With over 36,000 members, we have now organised over 1,700 hiking trips including day walks, weekend hiking trips and an increasing range of foreign hiking trips travelling to Europe and beyond for adventure travel holidays.

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

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

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

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

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

Who attends our events?

We're mainly in our mid 20s to mid 40s, but age is no barrier as long as you are young at heart and over 18. In fact, one of our hike leaders is 67!

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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 2015. Where possible we aim for twin bed rooms and put the meticulous planning into our foreign trips so that you can have a great time and get to see the best of the area that you're visiting. It is a legal requirement (as well as advisable for safety) in many foreign mountainous locations to have an internationally qualified guide and for many of our foreign trips we have a local or native speaking guide.

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What else do we organise?

Socials

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

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

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

Outdoor activities

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

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

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Activity weekends

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

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Where do we visit?

The fun places we visit and travel to on our walking trips in the UK include:
South Downs, North Downs, Devon, Cornwall, The Lake District, Wales - Snowdon, the Gower and the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor, the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Moors, the Chilterns, Isle of Wight, Kent Downs, Surrey Hills, the Cotswolds, Dorset, the Lake District, The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, the National 3 Peaks Challenge, the Yorkshire dales and moors and on up to Scotland and Ben Nevis.

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

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What trips are we planning for the future?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why do we do it?

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

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

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

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Yoga health and wellness retreats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Safety

Our main hike leader has undertaken both a four day Walk Group Leader (http://www.mountain-training.org/award-schemes/walking-group-leader-award) course accredited by the MLT (Mountain Leader Training) and a six day Mountain Leader (http://www.mountain-training.org/award-schemes/mountain-leader-award) course (also accredited by the MLT) as well as having a two day outdoor Activity First Aid course and over 20 years of extensive and diverse hiking and leading experience. All of our trips are run by very experienced hikers with Outdoor Activity First Aid qualifications and most of our trip leaders are a minimum of Mountain Leader trained with 2 of our trip leaders having a military background. Sadly the outdoors always presents risks but through our experience, training and careful planning as well as pre planning and walking all of our routes we do our best to minimise those.

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Further information

You can email us at: info@outdooraholics.co.uk

Or you can follow us and our hiking adventures on the following social media sites:

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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

Bevorstehende Events (5+)

The Mighty Cadair Idris, Wales (Snowdonia Mountain Range) WEEKEND

Due to single gender rooms, the last two spaces are male only. Outdooraholics are delighted to announce another visit to Cadair Idris (also spelt Cader Idris), a mighty mountain in the Southern part of the Snowdonia range of Wales. Cadair Idris is often overlooked in favour of Mount Snowdon due to it being the largest mountain in Wales, but Cadair Idris offers far more spectacular and challenging hiking than Mount Snowdon making it the second most popular mountain in Wales and a bit of a hidden gem. We have a booking at a gorgeous rural hostel in a remote and idyllic setting, that's surrounded by woodland and on the banks of the River Gwynant. A small group limited to just 28 attendees for a great experience. Trip Highlights: • Take on a challenging hike to conquer the mighty Cadair Idris (893m) • Enjoy a stay at a remote and idyllic Rural Hostel on the banks of the River Gwynant • Explore the magnificent peaks of Craig Lwyd (690m) and Mynydd Gwerngraig (686m) • Hike up to the stunning peak of Maesglase (676m) - the highest of the Dyfi hills Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics on previous trips Click here to join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Weekend Description Cadair Idris is a spectacular mountain consisting of a 6 mile long elevated ridge. Based near to the sea it offers breathtaking views on a clear day - Mount Snowdon can be seen as well as distant views of Ireland. Cadair Idris is 893m high and after we reach the summit we will have a superb hike around the narrow rim of its cwm offering breathtaking views in all directions. Snowdon itself attracts the masses due to being the largest mountain in Wales which leaves Cadair Idris far quieter and it's certainly a fairly undiscovered gem. ITINERARY Friday 20th September Head over to our hostel accommodation booked in Snowdonia. You can arrive any time from 7pm. Saturday 21st September Saturday's hike: Cadair Idris Distance: 7 miles (11 km) Ascent: 840m Grading: Challenging, some proper mountain hiking - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 4 to 5 hours of actual hiking We shall cover not just Cadair Idris but also 2 other mountain peaks on this spectacular and breathtaking hike. Hiking boots will be essential and the ground is rough and rocky in places. The hike begins in woodland and then circles the rim of a hidden cwm. After our tough day we shall head out to dinner locally. Sunday 22nd September Sunday's hike: Maesglase Distance: 5 miles (8km) Ascent: Approx 400/500m Grading: Intermediate/Challenging - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 3 to 4 hours of actual hiking A less tough day than Saturday, nevertheless offering a fine challenge. An ascent of one of the hidden mountains of mid Wales offering extensive views over a wild cwm. Payment To join us please RSVP Yes and pay by PayPal. 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: https://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 here for the Lift Share Discussion: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/messages/boards/thread/52023498 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 drinks for the trip and money for drinks 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! The price includes: • 2 nights in hostel accommodation (6-bedded single gender rooms) • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday • Tea (including herbal) and coffee • Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday • 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 1992 Package Travel Regulations including Financial protection The price doesn’t include: • Transport to, from and during the trip • Dinner on Saturday night • Drinks and personal expenses Safety The hikes are led by trained hike leaders - most of our guides are Mountain Leader trained (https://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aiders. We detail our hikes to help you choose, but in rare cases where extreme weather dictates we may need to offer an alternative hike/activity for safety. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info please click here: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/3458542/TermsConditions Click here to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Outdooraholics Click here for our monthly newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted

West Highland Way - Scotland's Legendary Long Distance Hike WEEK LONG

Milngavie Station

699,00 £

Due to single gender rooms, the last space is female only. Join us on Scotland's most famous and best loved hike (and one of the World's classic long distance trails) - the West Highland Way! This legendary trail takes us on an adventure along 154km of trails crossing mountains, through valleys, following rushing rivers, through moorland and past Loch Lomond leading us to the coastal town of Fort William nestled at the foot of Britain's tallest mountain. This really is an epic voyage across the Scottish Highlands leading to the sea. Trip Highlights: • Complete Scotland's premier long distance trail • Experience the majestic beauty of the largest lake in Great Britain - Loch Lomond as we hike along its shores • Walk in the footsteps of the legendary folk hero Rob Roy • Enjoy the awe-inspiring views at the top of the famous Devil’s Staircase • Experience the beauty of the Ben Nevis and Glencoe National Scenic Areas • Admire the highest peak in the UK - Ben Nevis at 1344m as we finish our journey by its base • Have a week long escape from reality and discover the Scottish countryside • Small group limited to 15 hikers Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics on previous trips Video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTgsPQPoMyM Click here to join our Facebook community: www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics/ Holiday Description It’s time for Outdooraholics to conquer the north of our island and set foot in the enchanting landscapes of rural Scotland. We are going to spend a week hiking the most famous and inspiring hike in Scotland - the West Highland Way. This path is a rewarding journey through scenic views, misty trails and legendary places. We are dividing our walk into 7 sections for an average of 20 km per day. Starting from the commuter town of Milngavie we will be heading north passing through the lush countryside. We will be walking through rustic landscapes beneath the Campsies, reaching the never-ending Loch Lomond and enjoying its beauty as it leads us to the rugged and picturesque Highlands. Then our path will meander across the scenic Rannoch Moor before climbing hills and admiring their breathtaking views. The route finally reaches Fort William where Britain’s majestic summit Ben Nevis stands in all its glory and we reach a coastline vista from which the Isle of Skye can be seen. Important Notes We will be walking on old military footpaths, drover tracks, through forests, up hills and alongside lochs. There are some big hills and steep, challenging climbs along the way as well and the track is very rough and strewn with rocks and boulders in places. This trip is not suitable for beginners and is only for experienced hikers and an above average level of fitness is required. If in any doubt please contact us before booking. We will be hiking on average 7-9 hours per day with more and less some days. For your convenience there will be a luggage transfer provided between all of the accommodations with 1 bag and 20kg limit. ITINERARY Saturday 21st September Saturday’s hike: Milngavie to Drymen Distance: 12 miles (approx. 19km) Ascent: 210m Grading: Beginners/Intermediate - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 5 to 6 hours of actual hiking From the monument in Milngavie marking the official starting point of the West Highland Way, we will be completing the first section of the famous hike. This hike is a great warm-up for our adventure because of its relatively flat terrain, lush woodlands and beautiful small lakes. In the evening we will arrive in Drymen where we will spend our first night. Sunday 22nd September Sunday's hike: Drymen to Rowardennan Distance: 16 miles (approx. 25 km) Ascent: 430m Grading: Intermediate - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 6 to 7 hours of actual hiking Soon after we leave Drymen behind us, we will reach the scenic Conic Hill which will give us the first taste of the West Highland Way’s breathtaking landscapes. The hill is on the fault line that divides the Highlands from the Lowlands and the change in the scenery is easily noticed. Along the way to Rowardennan we will take in the amazing views of the longest lake in Britain - Loch Lomond and its serene beauty, and some of our hike will follow its shores. Monday 23rd September Monday's hike: Rowardennan to Inverarnan Distance: 14 miles (approx. 22 km) Ascent: 475m Grading: Intermediate - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 6 to 7 hours of actual hiking This is a more challenging part of our route with quite a few ups and downs and uneven terrain. Our path goes through lush forests and offers us great views along the north side of Loch Lomond. We will also get glimpses of the distinctive summit of the Cobbler and later pass near the legendary Rob Roy’s cave where he held his captives. One of the highlights of this part of the walk are the views of the spectacular waterfall at Inversnaid. Tuesday 24th September Tuesday’s hike: Inverarnan to Tyndrum Distance: 14 miles (approx. 21 km) Ascent: 490m Grading: Intermediate - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 5 to 6 hours of actual hiking After the rugged path the previous day we will now head for a more gentle hike where we will follow our way through Glen Falloch towards Crianlarich. We will pass near the town and continue our hike through secluded woodland before going back down to the valley where we will get a different perspective of the impressive Highland scenery. Wednesday 25th September Wednesday's hike: Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy Distance: 9 miles (approx. 14 km) Ascent: 330m Grading: Intermediate - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 5 to 6 hours of actual hiking Following rivers and passing forests we will be enjoying the majestic Scottish mountains up close until we eventually reach the Bridge of Orchy. From there the route climbs through the woods to cross a low ridge before descending to the lonely hotel at Inveroran. Thursday 26th September Thursday's hike: Bridge of Orchy to Kinlochleven Distance: 19 miles (approx. 30 km) Ascent: 700m Grading: Challenging - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 7 to 8 hours of actual hiking This is our longest and most dramatic part of the West Highland Way - we will pass the fascinating and wild Rannoch Moor which was once covered by a giant icecap. We will also reach the highest point climbing the famous Devil’s Staircase with its breathtaking views of the Glencoe mountains and the longest reservoir in the highlands - Blackwater Reservoir. Friday 27th September Friday's hike: Kinlochleven - near Fort William Distance: 14 miles (approx. 22 km) Ascent: 475m Grading: Intermediate - click here for details: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/[masked]/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 6 to 7 hours of actual hiking This is the final part of our walk which begins with a steep climb above Kinlochleven which will reward us with fascinating vistas of Loch Leven and the town behind us. We continue our hike through lush green forest and remote areas passing deserted settlement ruins and eventually entering into the beautiful Glen Nevis. We will end our adventure by facing the majestic Ben Nevis towering before us in all his mystic glory and finally walking into the second largest town of the Highlands - Fort William. Saturday 28th September The trip ends after breakfast when you will have time to explore the area and enjoy the satisfaction of completing the most popular walk in the scenic Scotland. Although the organised trip plan is to hike the entire route, in case you would like to shorten the hike or have a rest day you would be welcome to skip one or more of the days and to arrange your own transport i.e. taxi. You can decide this on the trip and this should be possible every day, please bring cash as taxis will not accept any other payment here. Click here for the discussion forum for those planning to extend their trip: www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/messages/boards/thread/[masked] Cost and Payment The trip is £699 per person. To join us please RSVP Yes and pay by PayPal. 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 Food Breakfast will be provided for each of the hiking days with lunch and dinner provided for 1 day only. You can purchase your own lunch each day of the trip either from local stores or from our accommodation. For dinner options for the rest of the hike we will get a variety of different restaurants and cafés at every stage, some of which are quite famous for their cuisine and remarkable atmosphere. A typical dinner can be had in most places for approximately £6-£12 excluding drinks. Vegetarian food can be catered for, but will be a more limited choice. Some dietary requirements such as gluten free, vegan, nut free cannot be catered for. Accommodation As this is a linear point to point hike, all 7 accommodations are with different providers each night. Due to the nature of this route we do not have choice for most nights and we are staying in 2 Guest house/hotels with the other nights in hostels or glamping pods. Room sizes vary and 1 or 2 nights will include 1 mixed gender room. The price includes: • 7 nights accommodation in a mixture of twin hotel rooms, larger bunk-bed hostel rooms. Some of the accommodations may have mix gender rooms and 1 room sharing with people not on the trip • Breakfast each hiking day (except the first day when you arrive) • 1 packed lunch • Dinner on the second night of the hike in Rowardennan • Hikes by an experienced and trained Hike Leader with an Outdoor First Aid qualification • Luggage transfer between the accommodations in the different stops during the hike (up to 1 bag and 20kg limit) The price doesn’t include: • Flights • Drinks and personal expenses • Breakfast on the first hiking day • Lunches (except for 1 day) • Dinners each night (except on the second one) where we shall eat out to sample the local foods in various restaurants and get takeaways Suggested flights: The trip starts in Milngavie and ends at the accommodation near Fort William and you are welcome to choose any flights that you wish. We suggest a group flight below which is for guidance only, it is your responsibility to pick the most suitable flight to meet your requirements and also to book your own details correctly and accordingly. Outdooraholics cannot take responsibility for any problems or cancellations with your flight although if you are on the recommended flight we will wait for this flight, if it is delayed. There is a shuttle bus at Glasgow Airport which leaves about every 15 minutes and takes you close to the city train stations. Trains run alternately from Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central Stations to Milngavie every 15-30 minutes. The journey takes about 20 minutes. Milngavie Station location: G62 8PG For the return there are two main options from Fort William to Glasgow - by train or by bus. The journey takes around 3 to 4 hours and tickets typically £25 to £30 per person. Out: 21st September 2019 British Airways: 8:55am from London Heathrow (LHR) to Glasgow (GLA) landing at 10:20am Flight: BA1474 Return: 28th September 2019 British Airways: 8:30pm from Glasgow (GLA) to London Heathrow (LHR) landing at 9:45pm Flight: BA1497 Safety The hikes are led by experienced and trained guides. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info please click here: http://londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/3458542/TermsConditions/ Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/outdooraholics Sign up to our newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted

TOUGH The Hills and Valleys of the North Downs Kent 26km DAY HIKE

Victoria Station

28,00 £

HIKE FULL, but we have now added an additional date, please sign up below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/264182763/ Join us in this picturesque exploration of the North Downs and the gorgeous Kent countryside, also known as the "Garden of England". This hike takes us on a hilly trail through magnificent rolling uplands, dry valleys and shady woodlands using the ancient routes of the Weald Way, the Pilgrims Way and the North Downs Way. Trip Highlights: • Hike through picturesque parts of the Pilgrims, North Downs and Weald Ways to discover a stunning part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty • See the remains of the ancient village of Dode wiped out by the plague long ago but with its 1000 year old church still remaining • See the long barrow of Coldrum Stones - 1000 years older than Stonehenge • Hike through the spectacular Cobham Woods and the ancient Deer Park home to the Darnley Mausoleum • Visit Cobham with its links to Charles Dickens and its historic buildings such as Cobham College - the quadrangular building retaining the remains of the original foundations of the college built by Sir John de Cobham in 1362 • Pass by Luddesdown Court - with its Grade I listed church and manor building with oak beam hall and stone dressing Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics on previous trips Hike Description Our journey begins at Sole Street from where we go through vast rolling fields passing Luddesdown Court. Following the Weald Way, we pass through the lost village of Dode dating from Roman times but wiped out by the great plague leaving just its 1000 year old Norman Church building and legend has it ghosts too. Passing tranquil shady woods along the Weald Way, we hike to the long barrow of Coldrum Stones constructed during Britain's Early Neolithic period and whose name means "place of enchantments". It is one of the earliest prehistoric monuments in Britain - more than 1000 older than Stonehenge and offers stunning views from its top. Next we head along the ancient Pilgrims Way to the top of the North Downs escarpment again to have lunch. Crossing through more than eight different woods, we reach Upper Bush - a beautiful hamlet. Much of this section of the hike goes through very peaceful countryside with a remote feeling making you believe you are far away from anywhere! Following another ascent, we reach the gorgeous Cobham Woods which is an old deer park containing the impressive Darnley Mausoleum. From here we eventually reach the beautiful and historic village of Cobham which has a 13th century church with reportedly some of the finest and oldest brass memorials in England. Here we will stop to rest a while at one of the village's three pubs - a medieval timber framed pub that was a favorite of Charles Dickens. After our well deserved drink we head off through orchards back to Sole Street for the return train home. Transport & Meeting Point We'll meet at Victoria station at 8:40am and leave the meeting point at 8:55am for the 9:10am train. Please make sure to arrive on time as the group cannot wait for anyone who is late. We'll meet between WHSmith (no 34) and the stall called Nero Express (no 29) - both of which can be seen on the map here of our meeting point: http://goo.gl/4xjSAf Planned arrival time back into London of 6:50pm (we have a group train ticket and you are committed for the day until then). Food We'll stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments. Distance, Difficulty and Terrain Distance: 16 miles (26km) Grading: Challenging - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings/ Ascent: 540m Hiking time: About 6 to 7 hours of actual hiking Pace: Brisk due to long hike distance Cost and Payment The trip is £28 per person which includes the guided hike and return train travel from the group departure station listed at the top of this event. 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 1 and ideally 2 litres) • Packed lunch/picnic • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike • That's it! We will take care of train tickets, logistics on the day etc, so that you can just turn up and have a great day :-) Safety This hike is led by a trained hike leader - most of our guides are Mountain Leader trained (https://www.mountain-training.org/qualifications/walking/mountain-leader) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - for more info please click here: www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/3458542/TermsConditions/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Outdooraholics/ Sign up to our newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted

The Country Houses, Deer Parks and Ancient Trails of Kent 18km DAY HIKE

HIKE FULL but we have an additional date below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/264182331/ Treat yourself with a magnificent day to explore the deep woods, rolling parkland and picturesque fields of Kent. This diverse and absolutely stunning hike takes us on a journey via Knole House, Knole Deer Park and Ightham Mote. Don’t miss out the opportunity to see the elegant deer. Come and see for yourself why the beauty of this area attracted the Beatles to film promotional videos for "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" here. Trip Highlights: • Hike along a stunning stretch of the Greensands Way - much of which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty • Explore the magnificent 1000 acre Knole Deer Park • See the stunning Knole House - one of England's largest houses boasting 365 rooms, 52 staircases, 12 entrances and 7 courtyards • Pass through Ightham Mote - Grade I listed medieval moated manor house dating from circa 1340AD Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics Hike Description Our hike takes us through the 1000 acre Knole Deer Park which is home to over 350 strong deer herd and whose picturesque landscape attracted the Beatles to film promotional videos for "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever". The videos went on to be selected by New York's MoMA as two of the most influential music videos of the late 1960s. Knole House is one of England's largest houses boasting 365 rooms and 52 staircases and has remained surprisingly unchanged during its history going back to 1486. Being surrounded by the glorious 1000 acre Knole Deer Park completes its picturesque setting. We also pass Ightham Mote, a largely original moated medieval manor house dating back to 1320 and described by David Starkey as "one of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses". It also has an extensive history encompassing ownership from medieval knights to courtiers to Henry VIII. Transport & Meeting Point We'll meet at Victoria station at 9:15am and leave the meeting point at 9:30am for the 9:45am train. Please make sure to arrive on time as the group cannot wait for anyone who is late. We'll meet between WHSmith (no 34) and the stall called Nero Express (no 29) - both of which can be seen on the map here of our meeting point: http://goo.gl/4xjSAf Planned arrival time back into London of 5:55pm (we have a group train ticket and you are committed for the day until then) Food We'll stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments. Distance, Difficulty and Terrain Distance: 11 miles (18km) Grading: Intermediate - fairly gentle and mainly flat with a couple of hills Hiking time: About 4 to 4.5 hours of actual hiking Cost and Payment The trip is £28 per person which includes the guided hike and return train travel from the group departure station listed at the top of this event. 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 1 and ideally 2 litres) • Packed lunch/picnic • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike • That's it! We will take care of train tickets, logistics on the day etc, so that you can just turn up and have a great day Safety This hike is led by a trained hike leader - most of our guides are Mountain Leader trained (www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with hiking footwear and suitable hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain: https://www.londonhiking.co.uk/Equipment.pdf Terms and Conditions By signing up to or attending this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/3458542/TermsConditions/ © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted

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Victoria Station

28,00 £

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