LSESU Outdoors and Hiking Society (formerly known as LSESU Outdoors Society) was created in 2020, but due to COVID-19 restrictions initially had very few events. Fast forward to 2022/3, the past committee ran over 20 events in the last academic year and executed the biggest flagship event so far completing the UK 3 Peak 24hr Challenge with 12 participants!
Looking forward to the upcoming academic year, the committee plans to continue our trend of regular events for everyone to get involved as well as the planning of another impressive flagship event!
We run hikes, socials, and other events such as Outdoors-related workshops (navigation, first aid etc.) Events tend to be on a weekly or a bi-weekly basis with most hikes taking place on a Saturday or Sunday.
Joining is the perfect chance to meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors!
What to expect:
We want to involve as many people as possible and therefore plan a multitude of hikes/walks with varying difficulties. From day walks around different parks with Areas of Natural Beauty (AONB) to multi-day expeditions, our society offers it all!
Our day hikes are free, with members only needing to pay for their personal transport to get to the start location of each hike. For larger expeditions, we try our best to reduce the costs as much as possible through group bookings, sponsorships and society funding.
Last year we hiked at 20 locations, including Box Hill, Epping Forest, the White Cliffs of Dover, the Peak District and of course the 3 Peaks to name but a few. In addition to hikes, we host pub socials, walks around London and other navigation/ medical workshops and events.
How will you hear from us:
To keep updated with our weekly weekend hiking events please follow us on Instagram! For the beginning of this academic year, we are using our Public group chat to update you about events and opportunities to get involved. We have since switched our main method of communications to our members-only Whatsapp group. In the description, you'll find a list of upcoming hikes and sign-up links with further information. Please purchase membership and send a screenshot of your email receipt to our instagram page and we'll add you to the groupchat.
Membership for the LSE Outdoors and Outdoors Society costs £5 and is available all year round to all (including alumni and LSE staff). Becoming a member ensures you're informed and invited to all our hikes, events and socials and you will gain access to our members-only WhatsApp group and email updates.
We have also introduced a membership for LSE alums to stay involved with the society which is available to purchase.
We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. DM us on Instagram, use the public WhatsApp group chat or email us at email@example.com - the choice is yours!
Public WhatsApp Group link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/H3KUKrNYpjGACMY9cExilq