Meets

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
12 Jun 2020 to 14 Jun 2020

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Gower-Oxwich
26 Jun 2020 to 28 Jun 2020

Handy for climbing at Three Cliffs Bay, plus oodles of great coastal walking.

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Lake District - Eskdale
10 Jul 2020 to 12 Jul 2020

A base in Eskdale is ideal for England's highest mountains clustered around Scafell Pike.

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Peak District - Hardhurst Farm
24 Jul 2020 to 26 Jul 2020

Second trip to the Peaks of the year. We will be staying in Hardhurst

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North Devon
31 Jul 2020 to 2 Aug 2020

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South Wales sport climbing
14 Aug 2020 to 16 Aug 2020

How do you drive with a car full of cheese? ... Caerphilly!

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North Pembroke
28 Aug 2020 to 31 Aug 2020

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!

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Austria - Montafon
29 Aug 2020 to 6 Sep 2020

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.

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Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale
4 Sep 2020 to 6 Sep 2020

Keld or thereabouts

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Make a difference - Snowdonia
10 Sep 2020 to 13 Sep 2020

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.

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Lake District
25 Sep 2020 to 27 Sep 2020

Camping at Turner Hall farm in the Duddon Valley.

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Wye Valley
9 Oct 2020 to 11 Oct 2020

Sport or trad, or just go for a walk. We will be staying at our old favourite, Beeches Farm Campsite

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North Pennines
23 Oct 2020 to 25 Oct 2020

Camping somewhere near Alston. Cross Fell is not far from here, the highest hill in England outside the Lakes.

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Dartmoor
30 Oct 2020 to 1 Nov 2020

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.

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Annual Dinner
13 Nov 2020 to 15 Nov 2020

Location TBC

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Yorkshire Dales - 3 Peaks
27 Nov 2020 to 29 Nov 2020

Staying in the Yorkshire Subterranean Society Schoolhouse, Helwith Bridge: anyone up for some underground adventures. Also handy for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

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Snowdonia - Cwm Eigiau
11 Dec 2020 to 13 Dec 2020

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.

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Scotland New Year - Aviemore
28 Dec 2020 to 2 Jan 2021

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.

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Exmoor - Lynmouth
15 Jan 2021 to 17 Jan 2021

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
29 Jan 2021 to 31 Jan 2021

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
5 Feb 2021 to 7 Feb 2021

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
19 Feb 2021 to 21 Feb 2021

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" - tbc
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
19 Mar 2021 to 21 Mar 2021

Caseg Fraith is a well endowed club hut at the foot of Tryfan. Could be 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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Lundy
18 Sep 2021 to 25 Sep 2021

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/Lundy

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

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.

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