*COVID - 19 update* Please note that the club is currently running only a limited programme of overnight meets as circumstances permit. Please check back here to see what is running, postponed or cancelled.
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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MEET FULL: awaiting clarification re new government regulations restricting gatherings to 6
We will be staying at North Lees run by the Peak District National Park. It’s just underneath Stanage Edge. What more do I need to say? This is one for the climbers.
The campsite is a 3km uphill walk from Hathersage Station. Buy a return to Sheffield and get the ticket to Hathersage separately for the best deals.
Campfires are not allowed, those seeking refreshment in Hathersage will find numerous options.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING COVID 19: PLEASE READ
If coming by public transport you need to come packed and prepared to walk to the campsites. We can leave the tents up until we leave so no need to carry everything around all day Sunday! It is your responsibility to follow the government advice re use of public transport.
Those that wish to eat in Hathersage will have to make their own bookings and comply with the relevant regulations.
During the trip you agree to follow government guidelines regarding social distancing at all times.
Climbing/Walking groups will be restricted to a maximum of 6 so please do use the club’s subscription to OS maps to plan your weekend activities, record a route, and step forward to lead a walk. https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/
By signing up to a trip you confirm that you are happy for your contact details to be given to the campsite for purposes of NHS track and trace.
You agree not to attend if any of the following apply for the last 14 days, in which case we will offer a refund.
1) You have tested positive or shown symptoms of COVID-19
2) Someone in your household has tested positive or shown symptoms of COVID-19
3) You have spent time with anyone who has been tested positive or shown symptoms of COVID-19
Sport or trad, or just go for a walk. We will be staying at our old favourite, Beeches Farm Campsite
Camping somewhere near Alston. Cross Fell is not far from here, the highest hill in England outside the Lakes.
POSTPONED TO 29-31 OCTOBER 2021
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.
POSTPONED TO 26 - 28 NOV 2021
Staying in the Yorkshire Subterranean Society Schoolhouse, Helwith Bridge: anyone up for some underground adventures. Also handy for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.
POSTPONED TO 10-12 DEC 2021
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.
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.
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
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
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. Further details will be available in due course.More