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UCL Hiking Club

Breathe easy and escape the city

We are a student-lead society open to all UCL students, affiliates, and alumni.  We organise and lead weekly weekend walks outside London during term time, in addition to amazing short breaks in the UK and Europe during holidays, on top of a diverse social calendar.  

Walks & Hikes

Day walks and hikes are our most frequent activity, with weekly hikes all year round. We all know how hectic London life is, so take some time out to explore the beautiful countryside and coastline with us. It is closer than you think.  


Our overnight trips take us further from London and take place during UCL Reading Weeks and holidays. They vary from sociable walking and sightseeing trips to more adventurous mountain hiking. Our trips are always popular so remember to reserve your ticket early! 

Places we have been include: Lake & Peak District, Ireland, France, Scotland, Wales Romania, Poland... and more to come!

Social Events

Hiking is a very sociable activity and joining our club is a great way to make new friends outside of your accommodation and course. Throughout the year we'll be organising fun nights out, pub meals, games nights, and more.  So there is more to membership than just walking!


Our annual membership fee is only £10!

Our membership is available to all UCL students and affiliates, alumni, and affiliate members of the Students' Union. This includes a full programme of walks, hikes, and social events across all three terms, additional walks during holidays, overnight trips in UK and Europe and additional training opportunities.  All our walks and hikes are led by experienced student leaders with at least one first aider, while UCL students are additionally insured by UCL to take part in our activities.  

Your membership fee covers insurance, as well as costs for our walk leaders to get trained and qualified. We also subsidies all residential trips and socials heavily.

Are you a new student or not convinced yet? Try our free Taster Membership first! This gives you access to our four, beginner-friendly "Try It!" taster hikes and socials during the first three weeks of Term 1.


Club membership can be obtained via our Student's Union website. A full membership is required after the 16th October to join our activities.

Email us at or message us on any social platform if you any questions!

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Stay up to date and join our mailing list

We send out frequent newsletters about our hikes, trips and socials. Members will automatically be subscribed to this list. 

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