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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A base in Eskdale is ideal for England's highest mountains clustered around Scafell Pike.More
Second trip to the Peaks of the year. We will be staying in HardhurstMore
How do you drive with a car full of cheese? ... Caerphilly!More
Porthclais campsite - bank holiday sea cliffs, coastal walks and ice-cream. I recommend the mango if you can find it: and it's not sorbet!More
We are going to the Montafon valley in the Alps in western Austria. The valley is surrounded by three different mountain groups (Verwall, Silvretta and Ratikon, wildlife, small glaciers and limestone peaks with via ferrata). All have well waymarked and signposted routes, you will often be able to incorporate a refreshment break at a mountain hut into your day’s walk, and access from the valley floor is usually effortless thanks to buses and chairlifts. So while the mountains are bigger and scenically impressive much of the walking is no harder than that in the mountain areas of the UK. Accomodation to be confirmed.More
Keld or thereaboutsMore
Unfortunately the Snowdonia Society have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this years volunteering bonanza. A new date is being planned, possibly in June 2021.
Watch this space for an action-packed weekend of volunteer activities across Snowdonia with camping, music and food on the Craflwyn Estate, Beddgelert.
Camping at Turner Hall farm in the Duddon Valley.More
Sport or trad, or just go for a walk. We will be staying at our old favourite, Beeches Farm CampsiteMore
Camping somewhere near Alston. Cross Fell is not far from here, the highest hill in England outside the Lakes.More
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.More
Staying in the Yorkshire Subterranean Society Schoolhouse, Helwith Bridge: anyone up for some underground adventures. Also handy for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.More
Cwm Eigiau Cottage is 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.More
The only way to spend New year: we will be staying at SYHA Aviemore. We have a block booking for 5 nights from 28 December, but it will also be possible to arrive on the 27 December and to stay on later for those that wish to.More
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!More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.
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.More
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 will find plenty of quality routes to do; there's some stuff, though few classics, 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 booking.
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/LundyMore
Yes, believe it or not we already have New Year 2021-22 booked. By popular demand we have secured SYHA Ratagan on an exclusive basis. On the banks of Loch Duich and its otters and seals there are views over the nearby Five Sisters of Kintail.More