About Weekend Trips
Most of the Weekend Trips leave Oxford on Friday afternoon and return late on Sunday in order to make use of two days for walking. Unless otherwise stated, the price includes transport, accommodation for two nights, and every meal except those during the minibus journey – a real bargain! A dinner stop will be made to break up the journey on Friday and Sunday evenings – please bring enough money or your own food for this.
You must be aware that, for the safety of the group, the trip leaders will refuse participation to anyone who is inappropriately equipped. The Club lends kit to members free of charge. See the Equipment Page for more information.
Everybody should be prepared to help out before and during the trip (shopping, cooking, etc.) and planning and carrying out the walks. You could have a look at guidebooks, the internet and maps to get ideas before the trip. The Trip Organiser and Leaders can give suggestions and may arrange for an informal meet up before the trip.
Although there will be time to take a photo or two, please note that walking rather than sightseeing is emphasised on these trips. For the safety of the group, the Trip Leaders will refuse participation to anyone who is inappropriately equipped.
How To Sign Up For Trips
The most informative way to sign up for Weekend Trips is to come along to the Free Tea in 1st week, where you can talk with the Trip Organisers to find out more about the trips and then decide which ones you want to sign up for. The easiest way to sign up is to use our online trip booking form. You can reserve and pay from behind your own computer! If for some reason you cannot or rather would not carry out online bank transfers, you can send a cheque made payable to “OU Walking Club” to the treasurer by the end of 1st week. Please write a separate cheque for each trip, writing on the back of the cheque which trip it is for.
The procedure for allocating places on trips is described here. Any trips that still have places after 1st week will be advertised on the website and via email.
You should also read the Equipment List and then print out and sign the Participation Statement and send it to the Trip Organiser (both available here).
Please note that because the club has to commit money to organise the trips, once you have paid for your place, you cannot be refunded unless your spot is subsequently filled. Prices are usually dependent on the price of the accommodation and the distance from Oxford.