Swansea University Hiking Club
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THIS THURSDAY - ICE SKATING SOCIAL. Meet at Yates at 6.30pm.
NEXT WALK - Sugarloaf - SUNDAY, 9th December
This the last hike of the term, and we'll be heading to the north east part of the Brecon Beacons. This hike will include taking in the lowest peak in the Black Mountains at 596m.
Link for photos from previous walks in the area: here
The Hiking and Mountaineering Clubs' Christmas Ball Social - Thursday, December 13th
We're still signing up for the Christmas Ball, so 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
Last Hike's Recap
Last weekend, we had an amazing trip to Dartmoor. Our camping barn was on the nippy side, but we didn't mind. And neither did the farm cat or the long-earred bat that turned up briefly to say hi. On the saturday, we has a lovely walk across the moors in glorious sunshine. Apart from a brief shower which was introduced by a spectacular full-bodied rainbow. We also managed to acquire some delicious homemade chutney and chocolate cake from the side of the road.
The panorama below shows the view from our lunch spot on Saturday. Hay Tor is off on the right, and was our final destination before heading to our barn. Click on it for a larger view!
On the Sunday, we travelled to North Dartmoor, for a shorter walk which took in the highest point on the moors. Unfortunately, this meant we were in the clouds. The very friendly horses which greeted us as we finished the walk were happy to pose for photos and get their noses stroked!
For more information, please checkout our website here or our facebook page 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!