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The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty is a little gem in the Welsh Marches. All Stretton and the nearby town of Church Stretton are particularly handy for the hills and moors of the Long Mynd and the wonderfully named Caer Caradoc, where Caractacus made his lanst stand against the Romans.
For this one we are in the very well endowed but small All Stretton Bunkhouse.More
It's that time of year again, and you are hereby cordially invited along to the annual Rockhopper Christmas bash!
This year we have secured a most exclusive venue at a convenient central location, namely the India Club Restaurant at the Strand.
During the evening you will be served an opulent buffet-style menu of delicious Indian curries, which will cater to carnivores and vegetarians alike (you do not need to make any choices in advance as the dishes are served buffet style) .
Drinks are self-catered, so feel free to bring along your favourite beverage! The restaurant sells tea, coffee, water and lassi.
All this comes at the very reasonable price tag of £21 (incl. £2 tip) which will be payable upon booking.
We will gather here from 7PM onwards.
NB ignore the "leaving location" fields - we assume you will all get yourselves there and back!More
Ystradfellte in the Fforest Fawr area of the Brecon Beacons National Park is famous for its limestone scenery, waterfalls and caves. Here the rebel leader Llywelwyn surrendered ending his 1316 revolt against the English.
Serious cavers might want want to tackle the Wormhole in Porth yr Ogof, but I suspect Rockhoppers will prefer to stay above ground: Fforest Fawr contains the peaks Fan Fawr (734 m), Fan Frynych (629 m), Craig Cerrig-gleisiad (629 m), Fan Llia (632 m), Fan Nedd (663 m), Fan Gyhirych (725 m), Fan Bwlch Chwyth (603 m) and Cefn Cul (562 m), adding to this trip’s linguistic complexity.
We will be staying in the Clyngwyn Bunkhouse.More
Our usual New Year shenanigans will be based in Crianlarich at the northern end of the Trossachs National Park. We have the whole Crianlarich hostel exclusively to ourselves so expect the usual fun and entertainments including us all mucking together for dinner on New Year’s eve itself.
The cost will be £63 per head for the five nights which is rather a bargain.
Let’s hope it snows!More
Borrowdale should need little introduction to Rockhoppers, being a Lake District favourite. As jumping off point for the acsent of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, there are plenty of Fells to explore. There are convenient valley crags nearby, but should we have a dream winter how about the routes on Great End... We can always hope!
The base for this one is the Old Grange School, a hut belonging to the Climber’s ClubMore
Climbers may be able to use the weather as an excuse for not getting up any of the routes here rather than the bastard hard grades… unless Steve McClure joins the club before January.More