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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

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NEW Mountains and waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons National Park 3 DAY WEEKEND

YHA Llangattock Mountain Bunkhouse

TRIP FULL but we have final few spaces on the Lake District trip during the same Bank Holiday, if you're quick: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/257924469/ We have put together this fantastic 3 day trip to take advantage of the Bank Holiday weekend in a great new accommodation! This is one of three trips we organise to very different areas of this fabulous mountain range. This one to the central Brecons provides both the best hiking and takes in what are probably the three most popular and truly spectacular walks in this National Park. Our trip leader Graham knows his area very well having spent 4 years living close by and he's done the main hike on this trip over 25 times! We’ll spend a day walking over the mountains that surround the Neuadd reservoir and then on Sunday we’ll take in a less tough waterfall walk. Monday is saved for the beautiful Tor Y Foel. Trip Highlights: • 3 gorgeous and contrasting hikes high in the Brecon Beacons National Park • Stay in a lovely converted stone barn eco hostel - awarded the Greenest hostel in the UK status in 2013 • A fully catered trip • Small group of just 28 hikers • A closer trip than usual - only about 3 hours driving from London • Hike the iconic Brecons Horseshoe • Enjoy gorgeous scenery passing through 4 stunning waterfalls 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 The Horseshoe walk is the most popular in the Brecon Beacons and it's easy to see why with staggering views as it takes in 3 mountain peaks. Having hiked the entire National Park extensively, it's the guide's personal favourite. It's fairly tough but offers breathtaking views over the flat land to the North and back into the Brecon Beacons mountain range and on a clear day you can even see the sea and Gower Peninsula. The waterfalls walk is a less tough walk for Sunday and passes 4 substantial waterfalls, one of which we can actually walk behind. With a huge torrent of water rushing past and the noise and spray, it's a pretty exhilarating experience by itself. There is some gorgeous scenery and superb photo opportunities as we follow the winding trail of the river and we'll also visit the largest cave opening in South Wales where we can walk inside. We are staying in one of the only 5 star hostels in the UK - a gorgeous converted stone barn remote in the Brecon Beacons. With an ultra low carbon footprint, this eco hostel has been awarded the Greenest hostel in the UK status in 2013. To fully enjoy our rural mountainous setting and so that everyone can get to know each other, we will be enjoying a group meal on the Saturday night. On Monday we take in the smaller peak of Tor Y Foel which offers fine views of the surrounding area, being a very isolated peak. We’ll then follow the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal (which has been restored and is now navigable) into the village of Talybont and enjoy the option of a pub drink before driving back. ITINERARY Friday 23rd August Head over to the hostel which we have hired exclusively for our group. Saturday 24th August Saturday's hike: The Brecon Horseshoe Distance: 9 miles (14km) Ascent: Approx 600m Grading: Challenging, one steep climb at the start, a good level of fitness required (we are taking in 3 mountain peaks in about 5 to 6 hours of walking) - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings The walk takes in the highest mountain in South Wales - Pen Y Fan (886m) as well as the mountain peaks of Corn Du and Cribyn. It’s a dramatic, raw and rugged landscape dotted with occasional reservoirs and set above valleys and rivers, made even more exhilarating by the ridge top walks and far stretching views. Sunday 25th August Sunday's hike: The waterfalls of the Afon Mellte river Distance: 6 miles (9km) Ascent: 270m Grading: Intermediate/Challenging, with rough stony ground in places and steep sections, it can be slippery - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings We’ll follow the Afon Mellte river through a deep and rich woodland valley passing four waterfalls on the way. The area has very lush vegetation and has been designated a site of special scientific interest. We'll get to actually walk behind a waterfall too as well as venture into the mouth of the largest cave opening in South Wales. Monday 26th August Monday's hike: Tor Y Foel and the Monmouthsire and Brecon canal Distance: 7.5 to 9 miles (12km to 15km) Grading: Beginner/Intermediate, one main hill to climb - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings We'll hike to the peak of Tor Y Foel which offers superb views of the surrounding area before following a gorgeous and picture postcard trail along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (dating from 1796) that takes us to the village of Talybont. Time permitting we'll enjoy a sneaky drink before returning to the hostel along a 200 year old tramway route. Cost and Payment The trip is £235 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: 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/51837637 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, Sunday and Monday. Dinner on Saturday and Sunday nights is also provided. You will need money for drinks for the trip. 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! All of our main courses are meat based, but we will have a vegetarian option as standard too. We cannot provide alternative courses to meet other dietary requirements, intolerances, allergies, preferences, dislikes etc. If you would like to find out if the food being provided meets your intolerances/allergies/preferences/likes etc, please email us, you are of course welcome to bring your own favourite items and there is a fridge you can use. The price includes: • 3 nights in hostel accommodation (mainly 6-bedded single gender rooms) • Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday • Tea (including herbal) and coffee • Packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday • Dinner on Saturday and Sunday night • 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 • 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: 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

Exmoor National Park & Coastline, ECO Farmstead hostel 3 DAY WEEKEND

Pinkery Exploration Centre

TRIP FULL but we have final few spaces on the Lake District trip during the same Bank Holiday, if you're quick: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/257924469/ Join us for a trip to one of UK’s finest landscapes offering remote and tranquil moorland, spectacular coastline, deep wooded valleys, high sea cliffs and crisp moorland rivers. We have designed a great trip combining the very best of this spectacular region in 3 diverse and contrasting hikes taking in sea, hilly moorland, shady wooded valleys and the River Barle. Dive into the enchanting and magical Exmoor whose landscapes soaked in history, folklore and tradition span back to its days as an ancient royal hunting forest. This magnificent National Park is a true haven for wildlife and hiking alike and will grant us with never-ending beauty on every route we take. Keep your eyes opened for Exmoor ponies and the largest indigenous mammal in Britain - the Wild Red Deer, which often share the trails with us. Trip Highlights: • Stay at an Eco Hostel that’s been converted from a Victorian Farmhouse which produces its own electricity from a wind turbine and solar panels • Hostel set in a tranquil and remote location deep on the National Park itself and surrounded by moorland and hills • A fully catered trip including Saturday and Sunday night dinners • 3 diverse hikes in the wild and untamed moorlands, valleys, coastline and wild woodlands of Exmoor • Visit the incredible 3000-year-old stone "Clapper Bridge" of Tarr Steps. A Grade 1 listed scheduled ancient monument – nearly as old as Stonehenge. Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c6g5aKs-dY Click here to join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Weekend Description Our accommodation for this trip (hired exclusively for us) is surrounded by divine countryside set in the depths of rural Exmoor's 692 square kilometres. Here we get a real taste of the enchantingly remote and wild Exmoor enjoying an abundance of peace and tranquillity. We have 3 great and very contrasting hikes lined up - on the first day we will do a very diverse circular hike taking in the famous Tarr Steps as well as the beautiful, dense and lush wooded valley of the River Barle. Sunday sees us exploring the varied and dramatic landscape of Exmoor's coastline. We visit the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth - nestled in the mouth of a wooded valley in a picture postcard location. Monday will be a hike up Dunkery Beacon - Exmoor’s highest point boasting stunning sceneries towards Exmoor, Brecon Beacons and the English Channel. ITINERARY Friday 23rd August Head over to our exclusively booked environmentally-friendly hostel set in the depths of rural Exmoor among tranquil countryside. Saturday 24th August Saturday's hike: River Barle circular Distance: 10 miles (16km) Grading: Intermediate, a few hills, some tough terrain Hiking time: About 4 to 5 hours of actual hiking Today we do a diverse and wonderful circular hike taking in the famous Tarr Steps - the longest clapper bridge in the country, as well as one of Exmoor’s gems - the River Barle with its charming Barle Valley. Our route follows the River Barle as it meanders through ancient oak woodlands towards Tarr Steps offering a great diversity of mosses, lichens, wildlife and its babbling and dashing waters home to otters, salmon and trout. We return to the hostel late afternoon with time to explore our remote and wild setting before enjoying a group dinner together. Sunday 25th August Sunday's hike: Lynton coast circular Distance: Approx 10 to 12 miles (16-19km) Grading: Intermediate, a few hills Hiking time: About 4.5 to 5.5 hours of actual hiking Our adventure begins from the trail-head of one of the most stunning stretches of the South West Coast Path and loops back inland to finish in the picture postcard fishing village of Lynmouth. Every inch of this trail winds along the undulating shore, serving up stunning panoramic ocean views framed by the jagged coastline. The keen-eyed are likely to see Feral goats too. We return to the hostel for a delicious barbecue to socialise whilst the sun gently sneaks away taking with it this ancient landscape. Monday 26th August Monday's hike: Dunkery Beacon - the highest point in Exmoor Distance: 8 miles (13km) Grading: Intermediate We start our hike from the nearby Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in Exmoor National Park at 519 metres (1,703 feet). We hike up slopes covered in heather and whortleberry while watching for red deer and ponies in the distance. It's a varied landscape of moorland and woods, sprinkled with streams onto which the sunlight dances and sparkles through the trees. Once we reach the summit of Dunkery Beacon, we will take some time to soak up the stunning views of rolling moorland and expansive ocean where we’ll have a well-deserved rest and photo stop. Cost and Payment The trip is £198 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: 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. Please contact people via this forum and post here if you can offer or need a lift or if you plan to hire a car (5 or 7 seaters can be rented across London at good prices) and split costs. Click on this link for the Lift Share Discussion: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/messages/boards/thread/51939391 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, Sunday and Monday. Dinner on Saturday and Sunday nights is also provided. You will need drinks for the trip (both alcoholic and water) as there is nowhere to buy these. 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! All of our main courses are meat based, but we will have a vegetarian option as standard too. We cannot provide alternative courses to meet other dietary requirements, intolerance, allergies, preferences, dislikes etc. If you would like to find out if the food being provided meets your intolerance/allergies/preferences/likes etc, please email us, you are of course welcome to bring your own favourite items and there is a fridge you can use. The price includes: • 3 nights hostel accommodation (4, 5 and 6-bedded single gender rooms) • Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday • Tea (including herbal) and coffee • Packed lunches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday • Dinner on Saturday and Sunday night • 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 • 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 below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/3458542/TermsConditions © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted

Lake District North, rural mansion on Lake Derwent LONG WEEKEND

Hawse End Centre, a few miles from Keswick

225,00 £GB

Escape London this Bank Holiday to the Lake District - England's largest and best-loved National Park and World famous UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site Welcome to the magnificent Lake District - a truly mountainous region spanning over 2200km sq. Here rugged mountains, sparkling lakes, mountain ridges and lush valleys embellish endless hiking trails. Let us show you why the Lake District is the birthplace of British mountaineering, attracts 13.8 million visitors annually and why it's an area that's inspired artists and writers such as Turner, Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter To make this trip really special we've hired exclusively just for our group a large country mansion in the best location in the heart of the Lake District - right next to Derwent Water with fantastic hiking from the hostel door! Trip Highlights: • A superb Victorian country mansion hostel set remotely in lush grounds on the banks of Lake Derwent • Probably the most dramatic and breathtaking landscapes you will see in the UK • Three Spectacular Mountain Peak hikes - we will explore Great Gable (899m), Grasmoor (852m) and Cat Bells (451m) • A fully catered trip with some delicious food to satisfy our appetite after the hikes • A 3 night trip so longer than usual to take advantage of the Bank Holiday weekend Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics on previous trips Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc1jLUjVgoc Click here to join our Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Weekend Description The Lake District provides England's best hiking, its highest mountain, its deepest lake plus its most stunning and dramatic mountainous landscapes. It is a green, lush and pure National Park dotted with quaint towns. We are staying in an old country mansion hostel set in a remote rural location in the woodland on the edge of Lake Derwent, nestling at the base of Catbells hill. We'll hike some of the classic and best loved mountains in the Lake District with 3 hike leaders each day so we can split into smaller groups. You can also set off on a gentle self-guided walk from the hostel if you prefer for a day or it's easy to catch a boat around the Lake and into Keswick from the hostel garden. TOUGHNESS. Please remember, these are tough mountain hikes of 5 to 7 hours per day and are not for beginners and require a good level of fitness. ITINERARY Friday 23rd August Arrive in the evening to our hostel and we have time for drinks and socialising. Saturday 24th August Saturday's hike: Great Gable Distance: 6.5 miles (11km) Grading: Mountain (tough) - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 5.5 to 6 hours of actual hiking In the evening we shall return to the hostel for a delicious group dinner and drinks. Sunday 25th August Sunday's hike: Grasmoor Circular Distance: 8 to 9 miles (13 to 14km) Grading: Mountain (tough) - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings Our hike gains height steadily through the valley as we head past Force Crag mine - the last working metal mine which closed in 1991. We then ascend past waterfalls and following rivers and valleys up to the summit of Grasmoor where we are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views. On a clear day we can see Crummock Lake, most of the Lake District mountains as well as the sea and across the sea to the Scottish Mountains. This is one of the finest views in the Lake District. Monday 26th August Monday's hike: Cat Bells Distance: 6 miles (9.6 km) Ascent:[masked]m Grading: Mountain - click here for details: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/Hike_Gradings Hiking time: About 2.5 to 3.5 hours of actual hiking Today we have a gentler and less demanding but equally magnificent trail. We hike to the stunning Cat Bells summit blessed with incredible scenery over Cumbria and the Lake District. The summit reveals glorious views towards Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw, Derwentwater, Keswick and Blencathra. We follow a dreamy path as it gently follows and caresses the lakes shores. A relatively small in size hill, but a brilliant hiking day that leaves us at the hostel early afternoon with time to make the journey home. Cost and Payment The trip is £225 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: 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 on this link for the Lift Share Discussion: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/messages/boards/thread/51956439 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, Sunday and Monday. Dinner on Saturday and Sunday night is also provided. You will need money for drinks for the trip. 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! All of our main courses are meat based, but we will have a vegetarian option as standard too. We cannot provide alternative courses to meet other dietary requirements, intolerance, allergies, preferences, dislikes etc. If you would like to find out if the food being provided meets your intolerance/allergies/preferences/likes etc, please email us, you are of course welcome to bring your own favourite items and there is a fridge you can use. The price includes: • 3 nights hostel accommodation (mainly 4 and 6-bedded single gender rooms with 1x8) • Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday • Tea (including herbal) and coffee • Packed lunches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday • Dinner on Saturday and Sunday evenings • 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 • 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 below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/3458542/TermsConditions Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outdooraholics Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: http://forms.aweber.com/form/47/821286447.htm © Outdooraholics Ltd 2019 Errors and Omissions Excepted

Hike to the Sea - Lancing College, the Monarch Way, the South Downs 29km DAY

HIKE FULL, but we have now added an additional date, please sign up below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/263090126/ Come and join us for a gorgeous trail across the chalk escarpment of the South Downs hills on a linear route from far inland at Amberley and hiking to the coast of Shoreham by Sea. Hike along part of the Monarch’s Way - made famous as the escape route King Charles II, used in 1651 after his defeat in the Battle of Worcester. Get views of the impressive Gothic school Lancing College, which looks suspiciously similar to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. Refresh your mind and body as we enjoy this stunning trail in the South Downs National Park. Trip Highlights: • Hike a spectacular trail along the South Downs ridge • Explore the adorable historical town of Shoreham by Sea • Get views of Lancing College - one of the most famous and dramatic looking schools in Europe with the largest school chapel in the world • Hike part of the famous 8000 year old South Downs Way - one of the 15 National Trails in England and Wales • Enjoy coastal views as we approach our destination by the sea • Hike in the South Downs - one of the best National Parks in the South of England Photos - All photos were taken by Outdooraholics Join our Facebook community https://www.facebook.com/groups/Outdooraholics Hike Description We start off in the historic and charming village of Amberley with its picturesque thatched cottages. Our trail then takes us past the majestic Lancing College and crosses the famous Monarch’s Way, which served as an escape route of King Charles II in 1651 in his defeat in the Battle of Worcester. As we come into Shoreham, we pass an unusual and unique collection of grounded house boats that have been modified in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways! The South Downs reward us with some fantastic and far reaching panoramic as we approach the sea on our way to Shoreham airport. The latter is the oldest commercial airport in the world with a protected 1936 art deco terminal building that plays host to many films including "the Da Vinci Code", Agatha Christie's "Poirot" and "Woman in Gold". We then finish our hike in the historic fishing town of Shoreham by Sea for a well earned drink and rest. Transport & Meeting Point We'll meet at Victoria station at 8:00am and leave the meeting point at 8:15am for the 8:36am 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 7:00pm (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: 18 miles (29km) Grading: Intermediate/Challenging: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/pages/11840782/Hike_Gradings Ascent: 460m Hiking time: About 6 to 7 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 (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: 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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