Black Mountains (Brecon Beacons)

Date: 12th March (end 8th week) The Black Mountains is a group of red sandstone hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the national border into Herefordshire, England. They are cloaked in grass and heather and laced with rivers. The range has many peaks that are well known to walkers, the highest of which is Waun Fach (811m). It is less crowded than other areas but no less scenic, and with plenty of mountains to choose from! As springtime draws near, we will hopefully get some beautiful views of the Welsh scenery. We will also have a decent amount of day time for a good day’s walk. It is not too strenuous but not too easy either! See Poster. Trip Organiser: Natasha Ng (natasha.ng@balliol.ox.ac.uk) Leaders: Kenneth Yarham, James Neuhaus, Alec Maynard, Michiel Mentink Accommodation: N/A Departure time & location: 8 am outside Trinity gates, Broad Street Estimated return time: Late evening Cost: £12 Extra equipment: Well worn-in walking boots, waterproofs, warm clothes Grid ref: SO 219181 Lunch: Packed

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South Downs

Date: 27th February The South Downs are a range of rolling chalk hills stretching across Sussex and Hampshire in South-East England. In 2010 they became the UK’s newest National Park. From the ridgeline stunning views range from the English Channel to the South, across the Weald to the hills of the Greensand Ridge and North Downs in Surrey. In this 20km circular walk we will be taking in Ditchling Beacon, the highest point in East Sussex and 3rd highest in the South Downs, and Devil’s Dyke, a steep-sided chalk valley said to have been built by the Devil in an attempt to drive the sea through the hills to flood the land behind! See Poster. Trip Organiser: Michael Hopkins (michael.hopkins@merton.ox.ac.uk) Leaders: Alice Shelfox, Ping Shen, Christopher Thomas Accommodation: N/A Departure time & location: 8 am outside Trinity gates, Broad Street Estimated return time: Early evening Cost: £12 Extra equipment: Well worn-in walking boots, waterproofs, warm clothes Grid ref: TQ 303134 Lunch: Packed

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