Swansea University Hiking Club

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THREE JCs SIGNUPS THIS WEEK. See below for more details!

The Hiking and Mountaineering Clubs' Christmas Ball Social - Thursday, December 13th

To go, you need to buy your ticket before this THURSDAY! We're doing a special JCs signup tomorrow (monday) 12:30-1:30pm for you to come along and buy your tickets and choose what you want to eat. You DO NOT need to be a member of either club to attend, everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!

The Christmas Ball costs £25. For this, you get a 3 course meal (see menu below), a bus to the King Arthur Hotel on the Gower and back, a DJ, music, dancefloor and bar. The dress code is smart, so you'll get a chance to see how everyone looks in their finery.

Starter: Leek and Potato Soup OR Melon with Citrus Fruits OR Chicken Liver Pate with Toast

Main:Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Chipolatas and Cranberry Sauce OR Roast Welsh Beef with Yorkshire Pudding OR Aubergine and Roasted Vegetable Stack topped with Mozzarella with a Chunky Tomato Sauce (v)

Dessert:Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce OR Vanilla Cheesecake with Cointreau Caramelised Oranges OR Joe's Ice Cream

There is also Coffee and Mini Mince Pies to finish. Have a look at the photos below to see what it was like last year (same venue).

Link for photos from previous christmas dinners: here

NEXT TRIP - Dartmoor Weekend Away - November 30th-2nd December

This week, we have our second weekend away of the year. This time, our adventures take us to Dartmoor. We'll be leaving on Friday, November 30th and returning on Sunday, 2nd December. Come along to JCs to put your name (and deposit money) down! The deposit is £10, and the final cost is £35. When we went to Dartmoor last time (in 2010) there was lots of snow. This is unlikely to happen, but the pretty rock formations will still be there! The scenic bits from the film Warhorse was filmed in Dartmoor...Click on the photos for enlarged views.

We'll be staying in a camping barn on Dartmoor. This means we'll be sheltered from the elements (not camping!) and have showers etc. For those who sign up, there will be a special email sent out which will detail the list of what stuff you need to bring. We can normally find sleeping bags etc for those who don't have any.

Link for photos from previous walks in the area: here

Last Hike's Recap

Our last walk was along the Glamorgan Heritage coast, between Southerndown and Llantwit Major. This unfortunately was our second wet walk of the year. We still enjoyed the scenery, and the cool rock formations along the beach. We then spent 3 hours or so in the pub; playing bananagrams, uno and watching rugby while eating muffins, sweets and biscuits.

For more information, please checkout our website here or our facebook page here. We also have a Twitter account here.

Pickups for day hikes are: 9am Uplands (outside Sainsburys), 9:05am Student Village (at the bus stop on the main road, opposite Carvery) and 9:15am outside Fulton House. Please remember to bring the hiking basics of food, drink, waterproof jacket, warm layers etc on all day hikes. We aim to return to Swansea by 7-8pm.

We have walk sign-ups every Wednesday and Friday 12:30-1:30pm on the Coffee side of JCs. Come along and join us, they're also perfect for mini-socials!