*COVID - 19 UPDATE* Meets are back on from the 11th June - please check below for details of our upcoming trips. We are still looking for trip stewards, so do volunteer if you can help coordinate a meet. See you on the campsites, hills and crags very soon!
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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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/LundyMore
Climbing and walking in the wooded Wye Valley. We will be camping at the beautiful 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.
We will be staying at an old favourite, the Beeches Farm Campsite. Price is £10 / person / night.
PLEASE NOTE: This trip will close for bookings on 21ST SEPTEMBER. This is so that we can inform the campsite of numbers.
London Paddington to Newport ( 1 hour 38 minutes)
Newport to Chepstow (21 mins)
Walk to Tesco grounds (3 mins) bus stop
Take 707 to B4228 by St Michael & all angels Church Tidenham Chase
Forest community transport http://www.lydneydialaride.co.uk/mywebsite_003.htm
Please check Sunday services
This campsite utilises the NHS Track & Trace app, but also requires the names and contact details of all attendees prior to arrival. Please do not attend the meet if you or a member of your household has symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid.
Coastal climbing and walking on the Isle of Portland (no boats required). Portland Bill was not a pirate, but he should've been.
We will be staying at the Weymouth Camping & Caravan Park. Price £12 / tent / night (£18 for a 2-person tent).
Waterloo to Weymouth https://www.southwesternrailway.com/
Weymouth Kings statue to Wyke smugglers (No.1)
This campsite does not utilise the NHS Track & Trace app- the attendee list will be retained by RMC. Please do not attend the meet if you or a member of your household has symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid.
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.More
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?More
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.More
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...?More
By popular request 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. Further details will be available in due course.More
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!More
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.
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
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.More
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.