Associated Clubs

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Oxford University Mountaineering Club

OUMC is devoted to all forms of climbing and mountaineering: indoor climbing, bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing, winter climbing and mountaineering. We are a very active club, with climbing or social meetings happening most nights of the week and around six outdoor trips per term. (You don’t have to come on all of them!) For everyone from complete novices to experienced climbers, we provide an excellent way to meet other climbers and get out to the crags at weekends. Contact us if you want to know anything more about this addictive and varied sport.

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Oxford University Cave Club

Maybe you’ve been in a show cave. Beyond this lies the real cave… dark and mysterious, with formations far surpassing anything the tourists see… where a river twists through sculpted rock walls to plummet down a noisy waterfall. It’s hill-walking with a lid on, rock-scrambling in the dark, and exploration thrown in for good measure.

You don’t need to be super-fit to start caving. You just need a bit of curiosity and someone experienced to go with. After a few trips with OUCC, you’ll be able to go to some of the weirdest, most spectacular and remote places in Britain.

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Oxford University Walking Club

The Oxford University Walking Club runs day walks and weekend trips to a variety of destinations throughout terms and vacations. These vary from mountains (Snowdonia, Scotland), through hills (Peak District, Breacon Beacons) to coastal trips (Cornwall, Pembrokeshire).

Our “Local Walks” (public transport day- and half-day walks) are open to non-members, require no sign up and are free for anyone. They are a great way to get away from Oxford for a day and explore some areas of countryside you may not have seen before. There are always some club “veterans” on these, so they are also a great place to find out about the club and our weekend trips.