Meets

*COVID - 19 UPDATE*  We are now back to running a full trips schedule. We will continue to follow government rules and BMC guidance and we will post any changes and update here.

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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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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Scotland New Year - Ratagan SYHA
27 Dec 2021 to 2 Jan 2022

It’s been awhile, but our Hogmanay Special will soon be upon us and this year we will be celebrating at Ratagan SYHA. We have an exclusive booking of this intimate hostel, with stunning views over Loch Duich to Skye.

Glen Shiel is bounded north and south by long sweeping ridges, more Munros than you can count your fingers and toes on, including the spectacular Five Sisters and the edges of The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine (Peak of the Knife). Noted for their accesibility the high peaks provide panoramic vistas of sea and islands.

Various glens leading into Kintail and Inverinate provide lower level walking, such as a visit to the magnificent Falls of Glomach. If you have a bike you can challenge the Bealach Ratagain: if you have a kayak you can launch it from the hostel garden: if you don’t you can launch yourself and swim with the otters and seals.

New Year itself will involve our usual shenanigans, including our traditional group prepared haggis supper. The long dark nights will provide ample opportunity for socialising and entertainment.

Let’s hope for some snow this year so we can dig out our axes and crampons and remind ourselves how to use them!

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Exmoor - Countisbury
21 Jan 2022 to 23 Jan 2022

Another booking postponed from last year: we will be based at the National Trust's cosy 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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Brecon Beacons - Black Mountains
4 Feb 2022 to 6 Feb 2022

Another trip postponed from last year!
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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Lake District - Little Langdale
18 Feb 2022 to 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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Snowdonia - Ogwen Valley
4 Mar 2022 to 6 Mar 2022

Postponed from 2021, 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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Dark Peak - Bamford
1 Apr 2022 to 3 Apr 2022

Another trip postponed from last year...
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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