Hello and welcome to the one and only Sheffield University Walking Club! We organise and lead walks every Saturday and Sunday between 7 and 13 miles in the Peak District and beyond, taking in the sights of the countryside and making new friends along the way. Our walks vary in length and difficulty, from scenic strolls through valleys to mountainous hikes up Kinder and Mam Tor - so everyone can get involved.
The club also holds trips throughout the year so that we can see different parts of the countryside. We have recently visited Hadrian's Wall, Snowdonia and the Lake District; all of them were great fun! SUWC's adopted charity is Edale Mountain Rescue Team. We raise funds for them throughout the year by hosting night walks, running end-of-term raffles and at our cake and ale socials.
In addition to our walking, the club also has a weekly social! Every Thursday, the club visits different pubs around Sheffield. Not only does this build up your friendship base, but it also increases your knowledge of the city! Other socials include bar crawls to Pop Tarts and the more civilised Christmas meal and summer BBQ!
If you want to join our club, simply sign up online (follow the link on the left). We can't wait to meet you at some point over the year!
- Andrew Wood - SUWC President 2016-2017
The club runs walks most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the University Semesters. The exact locations are in our emails or the This Week section of this site. The walks will generally range from 8 to 13 miles and we try to have an easier and harder walk every weekend. We always welcome new people on our walks whether you're a member or not. As always we only ask that you turn up with sensible footwear and enough food and water to see you through the day.
The club organises a veraiety of trips during the year, involving a train or minibus journey to somewhere nice and/or hilly and a couple of nights in a bunkbarn or hostel. Previously we have gone places such as the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and Snowdonia. These trips are a little more strenuous, but you don't have to be super fit! Occasionally we may even go for a week somewhere a bit more exotic, more information about our next trip can be found on the Upcoming Trips page!
The University of Sheffield Alumni Foundation is delighted to provide sponsorship to Sheffield University Walking Club. The Alumni Foundation exists to channel the donations of Sheffield alumni (former students), staff, and friends of the University, into projects involving current students. We would like to thank the University’s supporters for their generosity, which has made tremendous strides in enhancing the student experience. More information about the Foundation can be found at: www.shef.ac.uk/alumni/foundation
SUWC is proud to be sponsored by GO Outdoors Sheffield with special offers available to club members.
Club members who are students are able to get the GO Outdoors discount card for free (usually £5) and on top of this you can save a further 10% from the discount price using a voucher from the club. Email the club to get yours!