Weekend Trips


Kit List

Kit List

Kit List It’s really important that you bring the right kit on weekend trips for your own safety on the mountain. A lot of kit can be borrowed from UBES: simply drop our Kit and Safety officer an email. Additionally, if you’re missing an ite...
Where We Go

Where We Go

For more general information about what to expect on a trip, see the parent page, Weekend Trips . Our fortnightly weekend trips venture all over the UK in order to reach the best walking, scrambling and climbing locations. Transport is usually by ...

What to expect

Coming on a UBES weekend trip you should be prepared for at least one good day’s mountain walking (though this is, of course, weather-dependent), and you should come ready to participate in lots of UBES organised fun!

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 lead by a Mountain Leader trained member or an 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!

How much?!

£45 for the weekend covers:

  • Transport (via car or minibus)
  • Accommodation
  • Food: Packed lunch for both days (sandwich, apple, chocolate, cake), Saturday dinner, Saturday and Sunday breakfast

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. You will need to bring £45 cash 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 allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. See our <<Cancellation Policy (pending page)>> for information if you ever need to drop out of a trip.

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.