Easter Trip - Arran and the Highlands
Apr
17
Apr 23

Easter Trip - Arran and the Highlands

The AGM has passed and a new committee is beginning to exert its organisational muscles, but we’ve fixed up this final trip! We’ll be heading to the islands of Mull and Arran on the west coast of Scotland, spending a week climbing their peaks, walking their coasts and seeing their sights. Potential highlights include Ben More, the fossil tree and Staffa on Mull, and the mountains around Glen Sannox on Arran. There will also be a multi-day hike on this trip, which is one of the options you must do if you’re going to Iceland. Whatever you do, before exam season kicks in this is a brilliant way to unwind and have a great week in the hills.

UK Summer Trip - Ullapool
Jun
10
Jun 17

UK Summer Trip - Ullapool

How to celebrate the end of exams and the long year of work they represent? A week in the north west of Scotland! We’ll be camping up near Ullapool, in the region of Wester Ross, surrounded by some of the finest mountains in the British Isles, such as Suilven and An Teallach. This is arguably the remotest, wildest part of the UK, where the mountains soar out of a land of ancient geology, intricate lochans and heathery moors. Such a setting makes a fitting place for another multi-day hike, where we will explore the Fisherfield forest.

International Trip - Iceland
Jul
16
Aug 30

International Trip - Iceland

LUUHC is going to Iceland! We’ll be spending a week on the southern coast, trekking the Skogar trail and visiting Europe’s largest glacier, the mighty Vatnajokull. This will then be followed by a 6-day expedition to the Hornstrandir peninsula, far in the northwest of the country and only just shy of the Arctic circle. To do this trip you must have been to the briefing in December, and do a preparatory multi-day hike on either the Easter or Summer trips, as like the winter trips this much more serious than our typical trips. It is subsequently guaranteed to be a once in a lifetime experience!


Snowdonia Weekend Trip - Ryhd Ddu
Mar
16
Mar 19

Snowdonia Weekend Trip - Ryhd Ddu

We’ve all loved being your committee, so have made our last trip before the AGM a cracker, spending a weekend in the incredible scenery of Snowdonia in North Wales. These are rugged, epic mountains with many opportunities for brilliant scrambling. There’s far more to explore in this region than just Snowdon, such as the Glyders, Carneddau and Nanttle ridge, fitting a huge variety of scenery into a very small region. Like the winter trips there’s an option to go for three days to pack in more routes, but this weekend is completely open to everyone.

Member Sign Up: Monday 6th March

Leader Sign Up: Tuesday 7th March

Cost: TBC

Hiking-Caving Joint Weekend - Selside
Mar
12
5:30 pm17:30

Hiking-Caving Joint Weekend - Selside

Brand spanking new for this year only, a joint collaboration between LUUHC and the union’s speleologists, the Leeds Uni caving club! We’ll all be going to the uni’s Selside hut on the side of Ingleborough in the Dales, for a mix of hiking and caving. This will be an amazing, fun weekend with the opportunity to try out lots of new things and meet people from another society. The Dales is one of the best caving destinations in the country, and a wonderful area to walk, so this is guaranteed to be a great weekend.

Member Sign Up: Monday 27th February

Leader Sign Up: Tuesday 28th February

Cost: TBC

Sunday Hike - Howgills
Mar
5
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Hike - Howgills

The Howgills is the area between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. These national parks have recently been extended to include this area, which on a map appears as a complex swirls and knots of contour lines. Subsequently, this is a perfect place for a navigation-focused Sunday skills hike! It also boasts the longest waterfall in England, if interesting terrain and views of both the Lakes and Dales weren’t enough.

Member Sign Up: Monday 27th February

Leader Sign Up: Tuesday 28th February

Cost: £8

Scotland Winter Weekend Trip - Glencoe
Feb
23
Feb 26

Scotland Winter Weekend Trip - Glencoe

Two weeks after the journey to Scotland, we do it all again! This time we head to some of the most renowned Scottish mountaineering areas, the peaks and secret corries surrounding Fort William and Glencoe. There is a huge variety of terrain and routes, which depending on the weather conditions may allow you to access high peaks such as Bidean nam Bian, Am Bodach or Ben Nevis itself.

The same requirements hold for this trip as for the Cairngorms, but you are only required to do skills training if you weren’t on that trip. There is again an option to extend your time in this mountaineering nirvana, with an early departure on the Thursday before. Trusts us, this is one to get psyched for!

Member Sign Up: Tuesday 14th February

Leader Sign Up: Tuesday 14th February

Cost: £40 (2 days) / £50 (3 days)

Sunday Hike - Kettlewell GIAG
Feb
19
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Hike - Kettlewell GIAG

This is another opportunity to come and try out the club if you’re undecided whether it’s for you. As we never made it to Kettlewell for our September GIAG, where else could possibly go! Nestled amidst the rolling scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, there are scenic rivers, the closest thing to a ridge line in the Dales and even a scramble! The peaks of Buckden Pike and Great Whernside are some of the highest in the Dales; there’s no better way to get to know the Yorkshire landscape.

Otley Run - "Literal Mountain Names"
Feb
17
5:00 pm17:00

Otley Run - "Literal Mountain Names"

The theme, as voted for by you, will be "literal mountain names". This could be trasnlated or not. For example:

Ben Nevis - the venomous one (snake, or anyone called ben)
Ben Macdui - mountain of the black pig
Stob Binnien - anvil mountain
Beinn Bhrotain - hill of the mastiff
Castail Abhail - castle of the fork
Lord Hereford's Knob
Cock Mountain

Come dressed as your mountain of choice for an evening of hiking themed fun!

We will be starting at Woodies Ale House at 17:00.  Please join whenever you can as we make our way into town!

Scotland Winter Weekend Trip - Cairngorms
Feb
10
Feb 13

Scotland Winter Weekend Trip - Cairngorms

With a covering of snow Scotland’s mountains reveal their true colours, and can pose a technical challenge equal to any range in the world. Winter mountaineering is beautiful, exhilarating, tiring, unique and totally unmissable!

On the first day we will show you the skills needed to explore the transformed terrain safely. Safety and planning are paramount in winter, so we ask everybody to do this. To come on this trip, you must attend the Winter Briefing that will be held in December, and we require that you have been on at least one weekend trip.

The club provides ice axes, crampons and helmets, but you will need to bring a pair of B2 or B3 rated mountaineering boots along with everything else on our Winter Kit List. When you climb out of a steep snowy gully onto the Cairngorm plateau and reach your first winter summit though, all the investment and training will be completely worth it!

This trip has the option to stay in Scotland on the Monday if you just can’t get enough. The morning starts are early, the long late journeys through the night are tiring and the weather can be pitiful; but the fire in your heart the morning you arrive home will leave you feeling no regrets.

Member Sign Up: Monday 30th January

Leader Sign Up: Tuesday 31st January

Cost: £40 (2 days) / £50 (3 days)

Sunday Hike - Cleveland Hills
Feb
5
8:30 am08:30

Sunday Hike - Cleveland Hills

The Cleveland hills form a dramatic boundary to the North Yorkshire moors national park, dropping away to the extensive plains below. Thus there will be many great extensive views! There’s a wide range of steep hills, gentle valleys and extensive moorland, just a short drive up the motorway from Leeds.

Member Sign Up: Monday 30th January

Leader Sign Up: Tuesday 30th January

Cost: £8

Chevin Trek Club Trip
Feb
1
5:30 pm17:30

Chevin Trek Club Trip

Psyched for winter but not sure you have everything you need? Ski goggles went amiss somewhere at your New Year's rave? Just know you need to look fabulous on top of Britain's highest mountains?
Never fear, LUUHC is here for you. Instead of our usual Library pub trip, we will be getting the bus out to Chevin Trek in Otley. Exact time and place for outward journey tbc
http://www.chevintrek.co.uk/
Especially for LUUHC, they are going to be staying open until 7:30, and everything will have a 10% discount for members (including sale items).
Afterwards we will go for fish and chips and then on to sup at the finest publican's establishments Otley has to offer!

Saturday Night Skills Hike
Jan
28
3:00 pm15:00

Saturday Night Skills Hike

In winter, the nights begin early, so its easy to end up on a hill after the sun has gone down, suddently presenting a new navigational challenge. The best way to deal with this is to have practiced before! We'll go and do some nav challenges up on Ilkley moor, with experienced leaders showing you how not to get lost in the dark. We'll then go to a warm pub at the end! We're getting the train to Ilkley from Leeds, but please meet at Parkinson at 3pm, and note this is a SATURDAY!

Cost: £2 

Sunday Hike - Malham, Yorkshire Dales
Dec
4
9:00 am09:00

Sunday Hike - Malham, Yorkshire Dales

One moment we were at the beginning of the semester, eager (hopefully) to learn lots of new stuff. Now we’re at its end, brimming with new knowledge (supposedly). What better way to celebrate a fantastic couple of months than a visit to one of our classic Yorkshire locations, Malham. Famous for everything from featuring in Harry Potter to being a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the limestone pavements and cliffs of this landscape guarantee interest and intrigue. As there is also a Christmas season to be ushered in, Santa hats and walking to carols is an optional added bonus.

***Sign Up - Monday 28th November, 20:00***

Sunday Hike - Hollinsclough, Peak District
Nov
27
9:00 am09:00

Sunday Hike - Hollinsclough, Peak District

Often hills get really boring, obvious names; Red Hill, Broad Peak. The Dragon’s Back, on is the kind of name hills should have. It lives up to it too, offering a relatively narrow crest that leads you up to its summit. Located in a less-frequented area of the Peak District, the surrounding hills aren’t too shabby either – they’re actually the remains of a prehistoric atoll, like those in the modern tropical Pacific! Whatever the November weather throws at us, there’ll be a cosy pub at the end, and dreams of dragons to warm your heart.

***Sign Up - Monday 21st November, 20:00***

Mystery Weekend Trip - Chamonix??
Nov
18
Nov 20

Mystery Weekend Trip - Chamonix??

Here’s our proposal: one weekend, one trip, about 40 people, one universe and we take you somewhere in it. Only 4 of us know the details of this trip and we have secrecy protocols equal to any in MI5. No amounts of persuasion will give up the answer! All we can tell you is that the location is fantastic for all sorts of hiking; it’ll be one heck of a good laugh; and it’ll easily rank among your best weekends of the semester. 

***Sign Up - Monday 7th November, 20:00***

Scotland Weekend Trip - Crianlarich
Nov
3
Nov 6

Scotland Weekend Trip - Crianlarich

For many years LUUHC has driven to Glencoe for our winter trips and training, driving along the glens and past the starlit mountainsides and lochs of the Southern Highlands. Yet we’ve never stopped – this is all changing! With a 2 or 3day option this is the perfect opportunity to go and unravel the secrets of one of the UK’s largest national parks. It’s a long drive and will require prompt departures from Leeds, but what beckons is worth it. There’ll be hikes and scrambles for every ability, and for all you Munro baggers a chance to add a good few to your list!

***Sign Up - Monday 24th October, 20:00***

Sunday Hike - Hawes, Yorkshire Dales
Oct
30
9:00 am09:00

Sunday Hike - Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

This hike can be sold simply in two words: FREE CHEESE. Yes, really! Hawes is the home of the famous Wensleydale creamery where Wallace’s favourite cheese is birthed into the world, and it comes complete with a free tasting room. There’s also some of the highest fells in the Dales and passes used by the Tour de France two years ago to walk it all off. There will be a nav training element to this hike over the surrounding fells also, but let’s face it the free food is the main attraction.

***Sign Up - Monday 24th October, 20:00***

Sunday Hike - Grindleford,  Peak District
Oct
23
9:00 am09:00

Sunday Hike - Grindleford, Peak District

Just outside the city of Sheffield lies verdant wooded gorges, wide expanses of open hillside and some of the classic Peak climbing venues such as Stanage and Millstone Edges. These long edges over wide views over the Peak District and will be a wonderful contrast to the tight and verdant Padley Gorge. Whether you want to see some classic trad climbing routes or autumnal leaves, this should be a wonderful hike.

***Sign up - Monday 17th October, 20:00***

Lake District Weekend Trip - Braithwaite
Oct
14
Oct 16

Lake District Weekend Trip - Braithwaite

It’s time to head to the mountains! Braithwaite lies in the northern Lake District, and is close to an extensive variety of routes. Whether you want hidden valleys to discover, or airy ridges to scramble along, all are nearby. Possible routes are Blencathra, the famous Striding Edge on Helvellyn, the Grisedale Horseshoe and the beautiful lake and mountains of Buttermere. Our weekend trips are always a great way to get to know everyone in the club that little bit better, have a laugh, get out into the mountains and escape the city!

***Sign up - Monday 3rd October, 20:00***

Sunday Hike - Sutton Bank, North York Moors
Oct
9
9:00 am09:00

Sunday Hike - Sutton Bank, North York Moors

Sutton Bank is spectacularly situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors national park. It offers beautiful autumnal woodland with extensive views all across the county. Nearby lies the medieval ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, one of the great northern Cistercian abbeys on which Yorkshire’s wealth was built. You’ll have plenty of time to explore, being situated only just over an hour from Leeds.

***Sign Up - Monday 3rd October, 20:00***

Give It A Go Hike - Edale, Peak District
Oct
2
9:00 am09:00

Give It A Go Hike - Edale, Peak District

For our first GIAG we are going to the centre of the Peak District. This gives you the chance to come on a hike with us and get to know the club before you decide to join us for real! Come and explore old classics such as Mam Tor and Kinder Scout, in the place that gave birth to our free access to the hills. So come along, get to know us, enjoy a fab hike and hopefully you'll be sold and become a fully-fledged LUUHC hiker!

Bierkeller Social
Sep
28
Sep 29

Bierkeller Social

The first social of the year sees LUUHC take on the infamous Leeds institution that is Bierkeller - this is not one to miss!

Whether you're a fresher, new member or a club elder this is going to be a great opportunity to meet new people and catch up with old friends. 

We will meet at the Library Pub at 20:30 where we can take advantage of our discount cards before heading into town for what promises to be a spectacular night.

Any questions, email social@luuhc.com

P.S.

Lederhosen and table dancing are mandatory

Sunday Hike - Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales
Sep
25
9:00 am09:00

Sunday Hike - Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Join us for the first Sunday Hike of the year! We’re heading to Kettlewell, a village nestled amidst the rolling scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. There are scenic rivers, the closest thing to a ridge line in the Dales and even a scramble! The peaks of Buckden Pike and Great Whernside are some of the highest in the Dales; there’s no better way to get to know the Yorkshire landscape.

Introduction and Welcome Meeting
Sep
21
7:00 pm19:00

Introduction and Welcome Meeting

Come along to the Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theater (G.02) in the buisness school for a talk about what it means to be a member of LUUHC and all the benefits membership brings.  You will be able to meet your commitee for this year and ask any questions you may have!

International Trip - The Dolomites (Italy)
Aug
19
Sep 2

International Trip - The Dolomites (Italy)

Based around the Italian Dolomites, we will spend 2 weeks hiking, scrambling, doing Via-Ferratas, and site-seeing or extra activities on rest days, amongst soaring towers, luscious Alpine meadows and picturesque Italian villages. We hope to build on our successes of the trips in recent years to Norway, the Pyrenees and the Austrian Alps. This is a once in a lifetime trip not to be missed!

The trip will start in a campsite in the area of Cortina d’Ampezzo where we will stay for the first week, we will then have a trip to Venice for some sightseeing and stay nearby in a hostel or campsite for 1 or 2 nights. The second week will be spent at a campsite around Trenta. The exact dates of when we will be staying in each location haven’t been decided yet.

The costs of food, transport, insurance, sightseeing and souvenirs will be covered by yourselves. Looking at past trips we have estimated the total cost (payment to the club and costs to yourselves) to be approximately £350 per week.

SIGN UP*: 23rd February Onwards. There is no limit to the numbers for the trip and sign up will include paying a £50 deposit. You are free to join and leave when you like but any time other than these dates won’t be part of the official club trip.

*Sign up online. Buy tickets on the Leeds University Union website Hiking 'Shop' page at www.luu.org.uk/groups/hiking.

Any questions send them over to trips@luuhc.com

UK Summer Trip - Glen Shiel
Jun
11
Jun 17

UK Summer Trip - Glen Shiel

Our UK summer trip is always an awesome way to blow off steam after exams and a long year of uni. You'll get the chance to see some incredible sights and do some famous routes no matter in remote North-Western Scotland. For this trip we camp too which is always a great laugh when there's a big bunch of us. Save the date & don't miss out!

Our previous locations have been Torridon, the Isle of Skye, the Lake District and Glencoe, and this year we will be based around Glen Shiel. 

Summer BBQ
Jun
3
2:00 pm14:00

Summer BBQ

Is it that time of year already?! 

The annual LUUHC SUMMER BBQ SPECTACULAR is upon us!

Every year hikers from far and wide descend upon Leeds for an evening of meat (or not), drinks, laughs and antics to celebrate the end of exams and this year is no different.

James Saul has kindly agreed to host the BBQ again this year so can I just say a big thank you to him.

The plan is to meet at James’ at around 2pm before sitting back in the sun and cracking out some beers ready for food at around 5:30. It’s BYOB so make sure to come armed with enough of the tipple of your choice to fuel an eventful evening of merriment.

For those wanting to continue celebrating the end of exams just a little longer, there will be a contingent of hikers heading to town at around 12 (venue to be decided) to dance into the early hours. 

Further details as to the arrangements for the all important food will be announced shortly so make sure you keep updated.

This isn’t one to miss hikers so make sure you save the date and prepare for an evening of top quality food and entertainment!

Your fantastical social sec,

Tom x

May
1
9:00 am09:00

SUNDAY SKILLS HIKE: SNAKE PASS

A new species of Sunday hike has evolved! Well not really, we're just formalising it. This is the brainchild of our own treasurer James; we'll run one walk on infamous Bleaklow with a skills orientation, teaching micronav skills and generally focussing on navigation. The other group will go for a walk on lovely Kinder Scout. This is a perfect time to brush up on your nav, and Bleaklow was recommended for exactly this purpose by the guides who did the BMC's winter skills lecture!

Sign up for the trip will go live on the Union website at 8pm on Monday 25th April