Weekend Trips


Kit List

Discover our recommended kit list for getting the most out of a weekend trip with UBES!

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Where We Go

See all the beautiful places we go to on our weekend trips throughout the year.

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What to expect from a weekend trip

Coming on a UBES weekend trip you should be prepared for one or two good days of mountain walking (though this is, of course, weather-dependent), and you should come ready to participate in lots of UBES organised fun! We focus our weekend trips on hiking, scrambling, climbing, and mountaineering in the UK’s beautiful mountainous regions.

Each day we split into smaller groups and offer a range of walks: from easier walking routes to challenging longer walks and even scrambling. We aim to have every walk led by a Mountain Leader trained member or an otherwise experienced mountaineer: so if you’re new to the mountains and navigation, you’re in safe hands. Anyone with a basic level of fitness, some simple walking kit and a sense of adventure is welcome!

Our weekend trips are often exhausting, but are a lot of fun and very sociable. They’re a great way to escape the city, enjoy new experiences, and meet a bunch of friendly new people – definitely worth the money!

Photo of two walkers looking at a map below a snow covered mountain, on a UBES weekend trip

Navigating in the Lake District

How much?!

Most of our trips are £45 for the weekend, which covers:

  • Transport (via car or minibus)
  • Accommodation (usually in a bunkhouse)
  • Food: packed lunch for both days (sandwich, apple, chocolate, cake), Saturday dinner, Saturday and Sunday breakfast.
  • Group Kit: maps, compasses, safety equipment, etc.

How do I sign up?

Sign up usually occurs two Wednesdays before a trip, at our ‘Info Point‘ outside the University Careers Service on Tyndall Avenue (see map below). You will need to bring cash (usually £45) to pay when you come to sign up, and your place is usually only reserved once you have paid. Some of our trips do ‘sell out’ due to high demand exceeding the capacity of accommodation, and places are then mostly allocated on a first-come-first-served basis – see the Join Us page for details of how our waiting list system works. See our Refund Policy for what happens if you ever need to drop out of a trip.

Map showing university map with UBES marker to sign up to a weekend trip

Outside Building 41 on your University Precinct Maps (click to enlarge)

 

Larger trips, such as Scotland and Summer Expeditions are accessed differently. Check out their respective pages for sign-up details.

If you join our mailing list you will be notified of the dates and times of individual trip sign ups. Also, check out our calendar for exact trip dates.