Ealing Outdoor Club

We are a friendly outdoor group based in West London. Our main outdoor activity is walking although we do occassionally do other activities such as cycling and pony-trekking.

We have organised walks most Sundays. We meet in either Ealing or Uxbridge and we walk in the Chilterns, Surrey and other areas around London. We mainly drive to the start of the walk. There are normally spaces available in cars for people who do not have their own transport. Some walks use public transport.

Walks are normally between 6 and 12 miles in length often with a pub stop for lunch. In addition to Sunday walks we have weekends away with organised walks each day. Our weekends away often coincide with Bank Holiday weekends. We usually stay at YHA Hostels if available, although some of our members prefer staying at B&B accommodation close to the Hostel. Ealing Outdoor Club is affiliated to the Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales).

Our Membership is made up of people from a diverse range of professions and backgrounds. Membership is open to people of any age although our core age range is between 40 and 60 years of age. Come along to one of our Sunday walks if you are interested. You need to ensure that you have adequate clothing. Wearing a pair of walking boots is advisable. Please read our club policy regarding participation in club activities. Membership of the club for a year is £15. You are welcome to come along to a few walks before deciding wether or not to join.

The club was formed in 1941 when a group of men working in the Research Department at HMV Gramophone Co. (later to become part of the EMI Group) decided they would like to form a walking and cycling Group affiliated to the Youth Hostels Association. The group was originally known as The Ealing & District YHA Group. In 1998 the group was renamed The Ealing Outdoor Club.