MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB
The Midlands Hiking Club is a very friendly club for lovers of nature & the great outdoors & has over 130 members from all over the Natal Midlands. The club caters for all levels of hiking fitness, from day hikes which are generally undertaken on Sundays to strenuous 3/4-day backing expeditions. Day hikes in local areas are usually not more than 1 hour from Pietermaritzburg.
Some of our aims include:
The Midlands Hiking Club Constitution may be viewed at the following link:
- Promoting hiking and backpacking activities
- Fostering good relationships between hikers
- Promoting nature conservation
- Training members in skills for leading groups of hikers on trails
- Encouraging the development of awareness of nature and respect for the environment
Weekend outings include camping, mainly in the Drakensberg Mountains or at the coast with hikes each day from the campsite followed by social braais in the evening. Hikes from well-equipped Berg Cottages are also included.
Other weekends are spent backpacking & over-nighting in caves in the heart of the mountains. Trails of 4 to 6 days are undertaken a few times each year & include many of South Africa's most beautiful & popular trails.
Competent & experienced members, who have the appreciation & preservation of our beautiful country at heart, lead activities.
Social evenings are held every two months, starting at 7-30 p.m. & often include snacks, interesting slide presentations or other entertaining functions – dates for the socials are included in the fixture lists.
The club has its own web site on www.gohiking.co.za where full details of the club can be accessed, including the latest hiking calendar & write-ups& photographs of hikes undertaken etc.
A club newsletter is published every two months.
New members & visitors are always welcome, experienced or not.
Midlands Hiking Club
Nedbank Hilton, Branch Code 151925, Account No 1519007299
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