Hello everyone and welcome back to Oxford for another (probably) manic term. To help introduce some calm and relaxation to the term we have loads of trips going on this term, so if you haven’t been on one yet, this is a good opportunity! Our local walks, which do not require membership, continue every weekend during term time (and often out of term too). On our minibus trips we will be returning to the Seven Sisters after what feels like too long an absence, exploring the mountainous Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and Black Mountains, and, for those more adventurous types, wild camping in the Lake District. And more! Follow the links to sign up – booking closes midnight 20th Jan. Get to it!
Date: 7th-9th April
This is a wild camping trip to the Longsleddale area of the Lake District. We will be driving down on the Friday afternoon before walking to our first campsite as a night hike for about 2 hours. Each day we will be walking with full packs, i.e. tent, food, stove etc. in our rucksacks, and pitching camp at a different place. The peaks surrounding Longsleddale include High Street and Harter Fell are a truly spectacular setting to get away from it all for the weekend. See the trip poster for a little more info and pretty pictures.
PLEASE NOTE: This trip is NOT a led trip like all of the other trips this term, i.e. there will be no leaders, and everyone is treated as an equal on the trip. Due to the nature of the trip, it is definitely a lot tougher than most other OUWC trips, even those to similar locations. So that the trip can proceed smoothly you MUST be able to undertake the walk that has been planned. If you don’t have experience of wild camping with a full pack then please email Jaya John (training at ouwc.org) so that we can discuss what would be involved (or come to Free Cake and chat in person).
Pre-Trip meeting: we will meet together before the trip to discuss the trip, the route, equipment and sharing of tents and stoves, food ideas and any questions. The date and time will be set closer to the time. This is a vital part of the trip.
||Jaya John John
||Trinity Gates (Broad Street)
||Late Sunday night
||IS NOT provided on this trip. Bring money for two pub meals, as well as food for your other meals.
||Walking boots, warm & waterproof* clothes, tent*, sleeping bag*, headtorch*, water containers, large rucksack to fit it all. (* = can be borrowed from the club)