Meets

*COVID - 19 UPDATE* Please note that the club is currently running only a limited programme of overnight meets / day walks as circumstances permit. Information about day walks will be available via email while you can check back here to see which overnight meets are running, postponed or cancelled. The Committee is currently reviewing the guidance following the latest government update and we will update members in due course.

 

Meets are what the club is all about. They're run by members, for members. The club thrives by having members take an active interest in the meets that are run. We typically agree the next year's meets - where we're going and who's organising which meet - at our AGM in October. The Frequently Asked Questions page offers advice on what to expect on a meet.

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Exmoor - Countisbury - POSTPONED
15 Jan 2021 to 17 Jan 2021

POSTPONED TO 21-23 JAN 2022
Based in the National Trust's Exmoor Basecamp at Countisbury near Lynmouth.

We will be just yards from the SW Coast Path, and excellent moorland circuits inland. Next door is the cosy Blue Ball Inn, dating from the 14th Century.

Time to blow away those New Year cobwebs!

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Lake District - Little Langdale - POSTPONED
29 Jan 2021 to 31 Jan 2021

POSTPONED TO 18-20 FEB 2022
We'll be staying at Low Garth Hall, a National Trust Farmhouse that is leased to the Yorkshire Ramblers Club. Cosy and full of character this is a classic club hut full of memorabilia from the Ramblers' adventures (they are a lot more hardcore than the name suggests!). Nestled just above Little Langdale Tarn it is ideally suited for both the Coniston Fells, Bow Fell and Crinkle Crags.

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Brecon Beacons - Black Mountains - POSTPONED
5 Feb 2021 to 7 Feb 2021

POSTPONED TO 4-6 FEB 2022
The Wain House at Llanthony Court is in the midst of the Black Mountains, the eastern section of the Brecon Beacons, making these the closest mountains to London! Are you ready to take on Lord Hereford's Knob? Once the hut is full there is the option for basic camping.

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Dark Peak - Bamford - POSTPONED
19 Feb 2021 to 21 Feb 2021

POSTPONED TO 1-3 APR 2022
Bamford: just how close to the Edges do you want to be? If the sun is shining how about some early climbing? There's always the usual fun to be had on Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, but being this end of the Peak also opens up the lesser visited Bleak Low. Situated on a working farm in the centre of Bamford Village the Homestead Bunkhouse is just over the road from the fantastic community owned pub and cafe, The Angler's Rest.

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Scotland "Snow Chaser" - CANCELLED
3 Mar 2021 to 7 Mar 2021

We found snow in 2020!!
Our annual extended trip to find the best winter conditions available in Scotland. The details will be confirmed closer to the event once we have an idea how winter is panning out.

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Snowdonia - Ogwen Valley - POSTPONED
19 Mar 2021 to 21 Mar 2021

POSTPONED TO 4-6 MAR 2022
Caseg Fraith is a well endowed club hut at the foot of Tryfan. Could be we have snow? What is for sure are big mountain days in this classic venue. The hut has a wonderfully cosy Alpine style snug with open fire for drying out. But who knows, it could be sunny and dry in which case there's the possibility of some climbing.

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Easter in Scotland - Cairngorms - CANCELLED
1 Apr 2021 to 5 Apr 2021

The possibility of snow and ice lingering on the plateau is high. Details tbc.

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Easter - Northumberland - CANCELLED
1 Apr 2021 to 5 Apr 2021

For those that don't fancy going all the way to Scotland, here's some climbing or walking in the Cheviots and along the Northumberland coast. Details tbc.

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Novice meet - Peak District - CANCELLED
16 Apr 2021 to 18 Apr 2021

Staying at Hardhurst Farm the novice meet is an opportunity for those new(ish) to the club to try things out: for climbers a chance to move outdoors, and for walkers a chance to polish up on those nav skills. Come along and pick up some skills from our more established members.

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Lake District - Borrowdale - CANCELLED
29 Apr 2021 to 3 May 2021

For the May Day Bank Holiday we are off to Borrowdale. Here's your chance to bag Scafell Pike. Also oodles of crags for the climbers.

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Dorset - Swanage - CANCELLED
14 May 2021 to 16 May 2021

Climbing and walking by the sea, plus the obligatory visit to the famous Square & Compass, a pub complete with its own fossil museum! Or you could just visit the beach and eat ice-cream.

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Cornwall - Treen - CANCELLED
27 May 2021 to 31 May 2021

Our annual pilgrimage to the sea cliffs of Land's End. There is fantastic coastal walking and the chance to get "Paranormal in the West Country" with a visit to a fougou!

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Peak District - The Roaches
11 Jun 2021 to 13 Jul 2021

Classic climbing on the Roaches gritstone escarpment on the Staffordshire (ie oatcake) side of the Peak District. Walkers can make a visit to the mysterious chasm of Ludd's Church.

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Snowdonia - Nant Peris
25 Jun 2021 to 27 Jun 2021

So we're close to the longest day of the year - you should really try the Welsh 3000s...
Plenty of climbing close by in Pen-y-Pass.

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North Devon
9 Jul 2021 to 11 Jul 2021

Another chance to climb and walk on the sea cliffs of the south-west whilst eating ice-cream. Surf will probably be up as well!

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Peak District - The White Peak
23 Jul 2021 to 25 Jul 2021

The southern peak district is known as the White Peak, as opposed to the Dark Peak to the north. It is home to the Derbyshire Dales. People have been walking and climbing in the Dales for thousands of years.

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Lake District - Eskdale
30 Jul 2021 to 1 Aug 2021

Another chance to bag Scafell Pike, this time from the south. Plenty of crags and supposedly the "best bouldering in the Lakes" at Fisherground.

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Forest of Bowland
6 Aug 2021 to 8 Aug 2021

A forest without trees (ok it has some) with gritsone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland straddling Lancashire and N Yorkshire containing the geographical centre of the United Kingdom (for now anyway).

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Yorkshire - Ilkley
13 Aug 2021 to 15 Aug 2021

Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee, ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at
Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee, ah saw thee?
Wheear 'ast tha bin sin' ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at
On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at
On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
Tha's bahn' to catch thy deeath o' cowd
Then us'll ha' to bury thee
Then t'worms'll come an' eyt thee oop
Then t'ducks'll come an' eyt up t'worms
Then us'll go an' eyt up t'ducks
Then us'll all ha' etten thee
That's wheear we get us ooan back

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SW Wales - Gower
26 Aug 2021 to 30 Aug 2021

More bank-holiday fun on the beaches and cliffs of the Gower Peninsular. Get to Swansea and keep going and you'll reach the Worm's Head. Soak up the Gower Power.

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Snowdonia - MAD volunteering
10 Sep 2021 to 12 Sep 2021

MAD: Make A Difference. A weekend of giving something back. An activity packed weekend of conservation activities across Snowdonia, based at the National Trust Estate of Craflwyn near Beddgelert. In the past we have bashed rhododendrons, collected litter in canoes, counted newts... and lets not forget the live music and bbq!

Pre-registration required with the Snowdonia Society: full details to follow.

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Lundy
18 Sep 2021 to 25 Sep 2021

Joint trip with the Pinnacle Club.

An epic trip to the wild isle of Lundy, where there are no cars, phone signal or WiFi - but there is a great shop, a great pub, some amazing climbing and some beautiful wildlife and scenery.

Climbing on Lundy is very serious so please only sign up for this trip if you are experienced in sea cliff and multipitch climbing and abseiling (or find someone ahead of time who is experienced and is willing to climb with you for the whole week). VS climbers and above will find plenty of quality routes to do; there's also enough, though few classic routes, for those leading lower grades - with the exception of the Devils Slide, a 5-pitch HS slab.

If you don't know the meet organiser, please summarise your climbing experience when emailing.

Walkers won't find much of sustained interest since the island is only about 3 miles long and half a mile wide, but it's a brilliant place to just come and chill out. Photographers will love it. Scuba diving and sea kayaking are doable if you bring your own kit or sort out something with an external provider.

We'll be staying at the Barn, a fairly civilised bunkhouse, so communal meals or pub dinners are an option. https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/the-barn-4891#Overview

The cost is £210 per person for the week including accommodation and return boat trip from Ilfracombe/Barnstaple. Boat departs at ~10am Sat 18th and returns at ~6pm Sat 25th so you may need to travel to Devon the night of the 17th and prepare for a late return.

More on Lundy: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lundy

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Wye Valley
24 Sep 2021 to 26 Sep 2021

Climbing and walking in the wooded Wye Valley. We will probably camp at Beeches Farm with its stunning views over the valley and by then they should have got the windows back in the Brockweir Inn at the bottom of the hill.

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Dorset - Portland
1 Oct 2021 to 3 Oct 2021

Coastal climbing and walking on the Isle of Portland (no boats required). Portland Bill was not a pirate, but he should've been.

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Brecon Beacons - Black Mountains
15 Oct 2021 to 17 Oct 2021

At the far west end of the Brecon Beacons can be found the Black Mountains. Do not confuse them with the Black Mountain which is at the east end of the Brecon Beacons.

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Dartmoor - Princetown
29 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021

Postponed from last year's calendar, for our first hut trip of the season we will be staying in Princetown right at the centre of the Moor. The bunkhouse is in the Fox Tor Cafe, handy for a cream tea. Wild moorland walking and climbing on the Tors. Can you find the partially completed corbels once intended for London Bridge, left abandoned on King's Tor?

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Yorkshire Dales - Helwith Bridge
26 Nov 2021 to 28 Nov 2021

We should have been staying here a year ago! The Schoolhouse in Helwith Bridge is headquarters of the Yorkshire Subterranean Society: anyone up for some underground adventures. Also handy for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge as its just down the road from Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Horton is on the scenic Settle to Carlisle Line so this could be done by train.

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Snowdonia - Cwm Eigiau
10 Dec 2021 to 12 Dec 2021

Cwm Eigiau is "Bowl of the Shoals". A welcome return to Cwm Eigiau Cottage, a homely but very basic mountain hut remotely situated on the slopes of Carnedd Llewelyn, the second highest of Snowdonia's summits after Snowdon itself. We usually meet wild ponies. Now has anyone told you about the loo...?

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