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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Exmoor - Countisbury
21 Jan 2022 to 23 Jan 2022

***This trip is currently planned to go ahead. We are monitoring Government guidance on household mixing closely, which means that the trip may be cancelled at short notice.
For this reason, prepayment is not required for this trip and payment will be taken nearer to the trip date. If you sign up, please keep an eye on your emails for trip updates.***

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! Price: £40

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There are 2 x 8-bed dorms and 1 x twin room in this hut. If possible, we will endeavour to provide a single-gender room if required. Please let the trip steward know confidentially if you require this.

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Brecon Beacons - Black Mountains
4 Feb 2022 to 6 Feb 2022

***This trip is currently planned to go ahead. We are monitoring Government guidance on household mixing closely, which means that the trip may be cancelled at short notice. If you sign up, please keep an eye on your emails for trip updates.***

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.

The hostel has three bunk rooms (1x8, 1x6, 1x4) so we will make a best effort to accommodate separate sex sleeping arrangements. Please note that this is not guaranteed but if you have a particular request please email the trip organiser.

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Snowdonia - Cwm Eigiau
11 Feb 2022 to 13 Feb 2022

***This trip is currently planned to go ahead. We are monitoring Government guidance on household mixing closely, which means that the trip may be cancelled at short notice.
For this reason, prepayment is not required for this trip and payment will be taken nearer to the trip date. If you sign up, please keep an eye on your emails for trip updates.***

Another chance to go to this popular meet!

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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Lake District - Little Langdale
18 Feb 2022 to 20 Feb 2022

***This trip is currently planned to go ahead. We are monitoring Government guidance on household mixing closely, which means that the trip may be cancelled at short notice***

We'll be staying at Low Hallgarth, 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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Scotland "Snowchaser"
16 Mar 2022 to 20 Mar 2022

What is the "Snowchaser"? Well it's a 4 day trip timed to catch the best winter conditions that Scotland offers... we hope.

We'll be staying at the cosy Newtonmore Hostel https://www.newtonmorehostel.co.uk/ tucked into the NW of the Cairngorms National Park. This allows us to hedge our bets somewhat with the snow. We are equidistant between the Northern Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh, both venues renowned for their winter conditions that provide ample opportunities for winter climbing, mountaineering and hill-walking. The hills of Lochaber and Ben Nevis are not a ridiculous distance away either should conditions be better in the west. On the doorstep are the hills and glens of the Monadh Minigaig and Monadh Liath, and Glen Feshie is not far away. So there's more than enough to keep us busy for four days.

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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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Easter meet - Northumberland
14 Apr 2022 to 18 Apr 2022

Our first camping trip of the year is to Highburn House, near Wooler. Fine walking opportunities include the Northumberland coast path and the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne. Nearby climbing includes crags at Kyloe and bouldering at Hangmans Rock. Wooler is a lovely market town with a good selection of pubs.

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Bank holiday - Gower
29 Apr 2022 to 2 May 2022

Staying at Nicholaston Farm campsite. Excellent sea cliff climbing, both trad and bolted. For walkers there is the Gower coast path and the Gower way. Also ideal for beach barbecues.

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Novice meet - Peak District
20 May 2022 to 22 May 2022

An introduction to outdoor trad climbing for those new to the sport.

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Bank holiday - Cornwall
2 Jun 2022 to 5 Jun 2022

Four day bank holiday in the land of pasties and cream teas. Staying at Treen, with sea cliff climbing at Chair Ladder, Bosigran and Sennen and walking on the coast path and inland. We are a short walk from the Logans Rock Inn.

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Snowdonia - Nant Peris
17 Jun 2022 to 19 Jun 2022

Camping in Nant Peris in the Llanberis Pass at the base of Mount Snowdon. Home of the iconic Vaynol Arms.

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Lake District - Borrowdale
1 Jul 2022 to 3 Jul 2022

Staying at Stonethwaite Farm campsite in the heart of Borrowdale, which has Scafell Pike and Great Gable at one end and Dewent water at the other.

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Peak District - The Roaches
15 Jul 2022 to 17 Jul 2022

A mecca for gritstone routes and bouldering problems. The walking is good too. Look out for wallabies and oatcakes.

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South Pembrokeshire
29 Jul 2022 to 31 Jul 2022

"Scenic Welsh camping". Take your pick from walking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, coasteering.

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Lake District - Swindale
12 Aug 2022 to 14 Aug 2022

Benbarrow Crag, Selside Pike, Harper Hills, Gouther Crag, to name some of the local attractions.

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Bank holiday - Swanage
26 Aug 2022 to 29 Aug 2022

Popular climbing areas are Dancing Ledge, Cattle Troughs and Subliminal, to name but three , with sport climbing in nearby quarries. Other activities include the south west coast path, and swimming at Winspit. Not forgetting home pressed cider in The Square and Compass.

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Snowdonia - MAD weekend
9 Sep 2022 to 11 Sep 2022

Our annual trip to the Craftwyn estate for a weekend of volunteering, including a free barbecue and music.

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Dartmoor
23 Sep 2022 to 25 Sep 2022

Home of the Hound of the Baskervilles, Princetown brewery, and the Merrivale stones also known as the Plague Market, with reference to the 17th century pandemic. Many climbing and bouldering options including the Dewerstone.

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Brecon Beacons
30 Sep 2022 to 2 Oct 2022

Said to be named after the practice of lighting fires to warn of invasion. Climbing and walking options including the Beacons Horseshoe.

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Wye Valley
14 Oct 2022 to 16 Oct 2022

Can't put it better than Wordsworth:
"Once again
I behold these steep and lofty cliffs,
Which on a wild secluded scene impress
Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect
The landscape with the quiet of the sky."

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Yorkshire Dales
4 Nov 2022 to 6 Nov 2022

First hut meet of the season, in limestone country.

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