Reel Rock 2013 - Film Festival - 15th October

The Reel Rock 8 World Tour Film Festival delivers some of the world's best adventure films. Films that will inspire and fill us with excitement and put us in the shoes of the star throughout their trials.

These will be from many different outdoor discliplines including Rock Climbing and Alpine Mountaneering, so whilst we are a hiking society, there is much more on offer during this event.

This social is different from other events that it requires you purchasing a ticket yourself rather than coming to sign-ups.

Trip Report: Cornwall 7-9th June 2013

We went down one summery weekend to the land of pixies,
Stopping along the way in Western-Super-Mare for chips & fishes

Upon arriving after the sky had turned black,
We violently swung open the minibus back,

Out flew the roll mats all over the site,
To not be recovered that dark night,

We hunkered in our tents to rest our weary soul,
When Lucy and Becca managed to snap a tent pole,

The next day we then awoke,
A guy on horseback came to us and spoke,

“I’ve come to collect the money you owe”,
I paid for both nights lest he filled us with woe.

Christmas Dinner, Cotswold Outdoor & German Market - 12th December - Social

Our annual trip to Cotswold's Outdoor in Piccadilly Arcade in Birmingham City Centre, which gives our members buyers advice from experienced hikers. Outdoor equipment can be expensive and prone to "no refunds once used once" so you want to make sure you get the perfect piece that will suit your needs and we're here to help as we meet at Cotswold's Outdoor.

Snowdonia - 4th-6th October - Weekend Trip

The first weekend walk of this semester.

We shall be heading west to Wales for a weekend in Snowdonia, I believe we plan to stay at our usual accommodation at the eastern area of the Glyder Range/Tryfan.

Weekend trips require walking boots and sleeping bags. We can loan sleeping bags per request on the sign-up forms, but walking boots are a must.

Snowdonia features the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon, which is accessible via a choice of routes - an easy going route "Pyg track" and the more precarious route "Crib Goch".

Cannock Chase - 14th December - Day Walk

Cannock chase will be our last trip of term, scheduled 1 day after we break up for Christmas Holidays.

Known as a mountain biking area, Cannock Chase has a woodland that should remain well-pathed and moderatly sheltered if we do encounter poor weather. If you feel strong and up for it, at this time of the year they should be selling Christmas Trees fresh from the woods.

The ticket is a return to Hednesford which cost £6.40 or £4.25 with a railcard

Yorkshire Dales - 22nd-24th November - Weekend Trip

The Yorkshire Dales are home to some of britains best caves, hardest climbs and the famous (amongst hikers) Three Peak challenge.

The Three Peak Challenge consists of completing the highest mountains in the area in a single day, these are Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-Y-Gant. In addition to these mountains the area has the renouned Malham Cove, which is a limestone cliff that has made an appearance in Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Films, not to mention the Ribblehead Viaduct, a stunning man made construction that looks beautiful at sunset when the arches glow.