EUHWC offers students, staff and alumni the chance to experience hillwalking in the remote Scottish Highlands. We run trips to mountainous areas all over Scotland and Northern England.
We are one of the biggest sports clubs at the University of Edinburgh founded in 1985.
Our trips are a superb way to get out into the truly wild and mountainous parts of Scotland, whilst making lots of friends along the way. The club runs both day trips and weekend trips, roughly every two weeks during the University semester.
Weekend trips are accommodated in youth hostels and bunkhouses rather than camping.
Upcoming trips are listed on our website and are advertised a week before to the club mailing list, Facebook group and on Twitter. The email will contain details of the destination, cost and sign-up arrangements. All club trips are organised by the club’s committee.
How the Club Works:
You do not need any previous experience of walking to come on a trip; however you do need to be involved with the University in some way (as a student, staff member or alumni) in order to become a member of the club and join us on a trip.
The objective of all our walks is to reach the summit of a mountain. Most walks will aim to climb one or several Munros (Scottish mountains with summits over 3000ft (914m)), but we also walk up a few of the smaller Corbetts too. Usually we’ll be out on the hills for a full day.
We’re not always on the hills however. The social scene is fantastic. We hold regular pub nights on Tuesday evenings where we all meet up for a drink and chat. We also have frequent social events throughout the year, including Ceilidhs, meals and pub crawls.
Ways to Contact: