Other Clubs and Organisations

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Author: Toby Speight

Cambridge University clubs

For a full list, see the University Computing Service's list. Of particular interest to hillwalkers will be

In addition to the outdoor clubs, members may be interested in the CU First Aid Society.

Cambridge city clubs

Also in Cambridge are the Cambridge Climbing and Caving Club.

Mountaineers' associations

Walkers' associations

  • The Ramblers' Association is a charity which encourages rambling and campaigns for greater access to the countryside.
  • The Long Distance Walkers' Association's interests lie mainly in extended walks in rural areas and especially those walks that exceed 20 miles in length.

Fell-runners' associations

The Fell Runners Association represents fellrunners in England.


Mountain Leader Training UK is a UK-wide body setting standards and awards for leaders of outdoor activities. Most courses are organized through the national bodies MLT EnglandMLT Wales, MLT Scotland and MLT Northern Ireland (neither of which appear to have their own websites, but details are on the UK site).

Mountain Rescue



National Trusts

Government Conservation bodies

Natural England exists to advise Government and others on how they can contribute to the conservation of the English countryside, and people's enjoyment of it.

Conservation charities

  • The Mountain Bothies Association are a charity which maintains simple unlocked shelters in some of the most wild and beautiful parts of the country, for the benefit of all who love the wild and lonely places.
  • Similarly, the John Muir Trust is committed to practical action to protect and restore Britain's remaining wild places.
  • The Trust for Conservation Volunteers promote practical conservation work by volunteers.

Hillwalking Etiquette

The Countryside Code offers guidance on good hillwalking etiquette, including how best to respect the environment.