What we're about

Outdoor Weekends is a group for people who love the outdoors and would like to get away at the weekends to experience our wonderful countryside, national parks and coastal areas.

Why join Outdoor Weekends?

There are a lot of hiking group in and around London, however I am consistently told that the London Hiking groups are the most friendly out there.

At each of our MeetUps you can expect to meet some of our regulars who come to our hikes and/or have been with us on our weekend or international trips. You can also expect to be greeted personally by the person hosting the event. Come back a few times and you could be a regular too!

We also meet outside of the events shown on the MeetUp and socialise with get togethers to go dancing, have a social at the weekend and Christmas dinner.

Although the group is based in London, we are open to anyone from around the UK because weekends will are staged all over the country and overseas.

Nearly all our hikes finish with a visit to a pub, as after a days hiking that is the ideal end point to carry on the conversations you were having on route!

Outdoor Weekends is a London Hiking MeetUp, together with our other groups Outdoor Weekends and A1 London Hiking we have over 8000 members and counting. We also collaborate with other groups so the London Hiking family is even larger and more widespread than that.

We might not be the biggest outdoors group in the UK, and we might not be the oldest outdoors group in the UK, but you can bet your butt we are the coolest and the sexiest outdoors group in the UK!

So if you want to meet fun, active, sociable people - join us and come out to a Meetup soon!

Upcoming events (1)

Winchelsea to Hastings Saxon Shore Clifftop Walk

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Please note that this is a free hike, a refundable booking deposit is required to book your slot. This is an elongated version of our Hastings Legendary Clifftop Hike walk passing back through the Firehills, Hastings Country Park and finishing at Hastings. A really amazing hike, and a little less hard than the version starting from Rye. Covering an area of 1,450 square kilometres The High Weald runs from Surrey to East Sussex. It the fourth largest Area of Outstanding Beauty England and Wales. The landscape features a mosaic of small farms and Sandstone cliffs covered in grass and gorse. The path we follow runs up to the Fire Hills so called in local legend because the gorse bushes which cover the hills are known to burst spectacularly into flame over the summer months when they become tinder dry. On the way back through Hastings country park we'll be able to look up and see Hastings castle, which dates back to 1066 and was built by the Normans during what was to become the last successful invasion of England. You'll also see a little of the historic old town and fishing huts. We finish off in a pub for a well earned beer and pub meal. On this hike we'll see plenty of the giant local Herring Gulls, and get some amazing views, more beautiful scenery is very hard to find. Location is only 1 hr 16 min frm London! MEETING POINT 1 Outside the Cath Kidston Shop At London St Pancras Overland Station at 11.00am to form a group and purchase an off peak return ticket at 34% off standard price. We will be arriving in Winchelsea at 10.50. Other fares and routes are available. MEETING POINT 2 Winchelsea Rail station at 12.50. DRIVERS please arrive at 12.40 to give you time to find somewhere to park etc. MILES aprox 10 Miles / 16 KM HOURS WALKING – 5 LUNCH - 1 Hour There is a cafe to get lunch at roughly halfway. Cost £7.50 DIFFICULTY: 8/10, we'll be taking this one at a moderate pace, but the route feature lots of climbs and drops, so this is only for those in good physical fitness. RETURN TIME: There is no specified return time. We are probably looking at getting back on the train around 7.30 after a drink in the pub. EVENING PLANS Please don't come if you want to be back in time for any "evening plans", we will not be back in time and you will annoy me by asking if we will be back in time. Please don't do it! Go and annoy Graham or Geoff or Pash or Gary or Mischa, or anyone else but not me. Won this subject - I bite! IMPORTANT: You must be able to at least run 100 meters for a bus to join one of our hikes. Please always check your e mail and this web site for any updates before leaving for each event. N.B: You will be required to fill in a next of kin form, if you don't want to do this we are unable to take you on the event.

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