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Wayfarers Hiking Society

Who are the Wayfarers?

Wayfarers is the University of Birmingham's society for all those who love hiking, mountaineering, and the outdoors. Our members come from all reaches of the University, from first year undergraduates to final year PhD students, with plenty of mature and international students, which means there is always a great mix of people at our events, with plenty to talk about.

The Society has a rich history in getting students out of Birmingham and off the beaten track. While the University has changed greatly in the past several decades, the hills and fields (and pubs!) of Britain are largely the same as when the first Wayfarers stepped off the tram for a ramble around the Clent Hills in 1933.

Membership costs just £12 per year, which allows you to sign up for our day walks, weekend trips and socials. Walks happen most weekends in term time, and come in two main varieties: day trips by trains to local beauty spots or weekend trips by minibus to national parks around the country. 

We also plan plenty of socials, with a good mix of sober socials and trips to the pub, whatever your preference might be. Some highlights include trips to The Glee Club for live comedy, Ghetto Golf and pub quizzes!

We've got a great track record of providing an exciting calendar of events, and we won the 2021/2022 society of the year award to prove it!

How do I get involved?

If that sounds like a great deal to you, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our weekly newsletter, for all information on how to get involved with our society!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch, you can send us a message on Facebook or send us an email at

2022/2023 Committee

These are the people organising the events for this academic year, we're all very friendly so please feel free to get in touch if you've got any questions and make sure you come and say hello at the societies fair and the sports fair in welcome week!

President - Harry Curtis

Vice President and Secretary - Harry Thompson

Treasurer - Martin Atkinson

Bookings Secretary - Matthew Armour

Social and Welfare Secretaries - Natasha Dowell and Shannon Kempson-Byrne

Communications Officer - Anna Pitt-Francis

Transport Secretary - Kieran Roper

Gear and Safety Secretary - Ethan Leech

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