Walking, Hiking & Climbing

Sutton Life Centre
Outdoor climbing wall activities. 24 Alcorn Close, Sutton, SM3 9PX.
The Polytechnic Rambling Club
One of the UKs oldest walking clubs and based in Central London, with a varied programme of rambling and social events. Circular or linear walks in Sussex, Kent and Surrey, weekends in Cornwall or spent snow-walking, and trips further afield.
Mile End Climbing Wall
Beginners and taster sessions for climbing. Haverfield Road, Tower Hamlets, E3 5BE.
Swiss Cottage Sports Centre
Top rope and lead climbing taster sessions for adults, juniors and families. Opening Timing: Monday 12:00-20:00, Tuesday to Thursday 12:00-22:00, Friday 11:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 09:00-18:00. Adelaide Road, Camden, NW3 3NF.
Central London Outdoor Group
A club for people interested in outdoor activities, mainly walks in the countryside, for either a day, evening or the whole weekend. Other social events, such as quizzes, are also organised. 35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE.
Hillingdon Mountaineering Club
West London-based mountaineering club which welcomes climbers of all abilities, including beginners. Climbs are held every Tuesday at the Brunel University sports centres climbing wall in Uxbridge. Brunel Wall call the sports centre on .
Hammersmith Fulham and Wandsworth Ramblers
Walks every Saturday, Sunday and occasionally mid-week, of varying terrains and lengths, from 4 to 15 miles, and aimed at all levels of fitness. In Greater London and the surrounding countryside, and usually including a pub lunch stop.
South Bank Group
A comprehensive programme of walks which cover most of South East England, varying between 4-18 miles, each Saturday and Sunday. In the summer there are Wednesday evening walks along Londons waterways.
The Rockhoppers Mountaineering Club
Provides hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering activities. The Artillery Arms, 102 Bunhill Row, Islington, EC1Y 8ND.
London Adventure Group
A diverse group open to anyone aged over 18, with regular hiking, cycling and watersports activities arranged, either day events or longer trips in the UK or overseas. Many social events are also organised.
The London Climbing Guide
Provides a guide to indoor and rock climbing. 2A Sedgemere Avenue, Barnet, N2 0SX.
Saturday Walkers Club
London and southeast England-based walking group which organises several walks each week that are public transport-friendly and include a stop at a pub for lunch. All walks are free and everyone is welcome. All club walks are free,
Brixton Climbers Club
The group providing rock climbing and mountaineering activities. 27 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, Lambeth, SW9 8QQ.
Metropolitan Walkers
For members in their 20s to 40s, with regular walks arranged in London or further afield, a busy social programme which includes cultural events, and weekends away.
The first Arch Climbing Wall
Offers a range of climbing courses. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 12:00-22:30, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-21:00. Drummond Road, Southwark, SE16 4DG.
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Ramblers Group
Programme of walks for every Saturday and Sunday, some weekday walks and weekend trips organised. Most walks vary from 8-14 miles, with four categories of pace. Pub lunches or picnics are arranged.
Torriano Junior School
Climbing, crawling and swinging activities for children. Torriano Avenue, Camden, NW5 2SJ.
The Castle Climbing Centre
Provides climbing courses and activities for youth and kids. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 12:00-22:00, Saturday and Sunday 09:00-19:00. Green Lanes, Hackney, N4 2HA.
White Spider Climbing
Provides masterclasses for outdoor climbing. Opening Timing: Monday 14:00-22:00, Tuesday to Friday 10:00-22:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-19:30. 225 Hook Rise, South Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames, KT6 7LD.
JAGS Sports Club
Range of climbing activities. Red Post Hill, Dulwich, Southwark, SE24 9JN.
The Healthy Holiday Company Ltd
Walking and hiking activities for all. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00. 160 Barlby Road, Kensington and Chelsea, W10 6BD.
Hampstead Ramblers
A varied programme of walks offered throughout London and the southeast of England, ranging from 6 to 20 miles, every Sunday and most Saturdays. Some longer tours are also organised throughout the year.
Westway Trust
Climbing sessions for all. 3-5 Thorpe Close, Kensington and Chelsea, W10 5XL.
Barnet YHA Local Group
Small friendly walking group based in Barnet, which organises day walks twice a month on Saturdays or Sundays, evening walks on weekdays throughout the Summer and walking weekends twice a month staying in Youth Hostels
Clip n Climb Chelsea
Specialized in climbing activities. 19 Michael Road, Hammersmith & Fulham, SW6 2ER.
North London Mountaineering Club
Offering climbing and mountaineering activities. Mellish Industrial Estate, Woolwich, Greenwich, SE18 5NU.
Southern Trekking and Mountaineering Club
London-based mountaineering and hill walking club which organises weekend meets every two to three weeks in North Wales and the Lake District, offering extensive opportunities for all grades of hillwalking, scrambling and climbing.
Inner London Ramblers
Operates seven groups in London, with walks in and around London and the southeast of England. Most walks average 8-10 miles and take place at the weekends, with regular summer evening canal walks.
Ibex - The London Walking Club
Walking, trekking and mountaineering in the UK and abroad, with regular day walks in the London area, weekends in Wales and the Lake District, trips further afield and pub meets.
VauxWall Climbing Centre
Offers a range of climbing lessons from junior clubs to private coaching. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 06:00 to 23:30, Saturday and Sunday 09:00-19:00. South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, SW8 1SR.
Stubbers Adventure Centre
Offering a range of climbing for children and families. Ockendon Road, Upminster, Havering, RM14 2TY.
The Third Space
Climbing wall for beginners and advanced. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 06:30-23:00, Saturday and Sunday 08:30-20:30. 67 Brewer Street, Soho, Westminster, W1F 9US.
The Reach Climbing Wall
Offers indoor and outdoor climbing walls. Mellish Industrial Estate, Woolwich, Greenwich, SE18 5NU.
Blackheath Ramblers
Rambling club that offers a varied programme of walks of over ten miles, with the focus on Kent, Surrey and Sussex, starting from a railyway station every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
West London Group Ramblers Association
Country walks in and around London for all age groups, with a variety of weekend and midweek walks of varying durations and levels. Some weekends away are organised, and there are regular social meetings in Ealing.
Rockhoppers Mountaineering Club
Members participate in all aspects of mountaineering from rock climbing to hill walking, high mountaineering to trekking, winter ice to summer sport climbing. The club is open to anyone wishing to join.
Craggy Island Indoor Climbing
Specialized in thrill of climbing course. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 10:00-22:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-19:00. Oaks Sports Centre, Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, Sutton, SM5 4AN.
Gay Sunday Walking Group
Walking, hiking and rambling activities. Wandsworth, SW17 8PY.
Urban Ascent
Climbing sessions for adults, kids and parents. 5 Parsons Green Depot, 33-35 Parsons Green Lane, Hammersmith & Fulham, SW6 4HH.
Vertical Chill
Provides training for ice climbing. Opening Timing: Monday to Friday 11:30-18:30, Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 12:00-17:00. Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, 10-12 Southampton St, Covent Garden, WC2E 7HA.
North London Rambling Club
Rambles and interest visits each Saturday between 6 and 15 miles long, in a friendly group aged mostly in their 30s to 60s. Walks are either in London or the surrounding countryside.