This programme of meets and tours in the UK provides an opportunity for members to take part in a wide variety of events.
If you are not yet a member but would like to take part in any of these events, you must first join the AAC(UK). Only then will you have access to the booking information in the password-protected Members’ Area of this website.
Meets and Tours in the UK in 2017
March 10-12: Black Mountains, SE Wales
Circular 2-day backpacking route from Llangenny (Fri night) SO240179 to Llanthony (Sat night) in the Black Mountains. Around 12 miles each day with ascent/descent of 700-900m. Camping at small sites with nearby pub each night. Map: OS Landranger 161.
April 1 – 8: Corpach, near Fort William, West Highlands
A week staying in bunkhouse accommodation at Corpach. 14 places. Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, the Aonachs and the Mamores are all within easy reach. In winter conditions, which are likely at this time of year, routes such as the CMD Arete and Ring of Steall are major mountaineering expeditions. Beautiful Glen Nevis provides a contrast to the high tops. Members attending this meet must be used to using ice axe and crampons and be able to navigate in poor visibility.
April 22 – 28: Pembrokeshire Coast
A one-week walking tour along part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.The trip is designed to be done entirely using public transport, though participants may of course drive if they wish.
It starts at Fishguard, with good rail connections to all the main hubs in England and Wales. We take the bus north to Newport and walk back; staying a second night in Fishguard. The next three days are then walking linearly to St Davids, where we will spend two nights. Accommodation is in hostels except at St Davids, where it will be a B&B in the town. It all needs to be booked early as there isn’t much of it. From St Davids there are good bus links to both Haverfordwest and Fishguard for connection to the rail network, or to one’s car, and thence home.
May 12 – 15: Glencoe, West Highlands
10 places at Blackrock Cottage beneath the Blackmount, close to Glencoe. £30 for 3 nights self-catering. Classic routes on the Glencoe hills are nearby, including Buchaille Etive Mor, Bidean Nam Bian, the Aonach Egach and the Ballachulish horeshoe. The Etive hills, including Ben Starav are also within easy reach. To the east lies the emptiness of Rannoch moor. Members going on the hills must be able to navigate in poor visibility.
May 19 – 21: Helwith Bridge, Yorkshire Dales
Weekend at self-catering YSS bunkhouse. 12 places booked, but can be increased. Planned excursions include the Yorkshire Three Peaks and exploring Calf Holes and Browgill Cave.
June 2 – 4: Coniston Fells, Lake District.
Based at the Tranearth hut near Torver. Dow Crag and the Old Man of Coniston are close by. £20 for 2 nights, with a £10 deposit payable to the organiser.
June 10 – 18: Cuillin Ridge, Skye
A week of hard scrambling, rock climbing and an opportunity to traverse the whole ridge in one day. Self catering accommodation in Glenbrittle. £96 for 8 nights.
July 7 – 9: Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia
Twelve places in self-catering bunkhouse at Caseg Fraith (Gwern Gof Isaf). Planned excursions include the six Carneddau 3000’ summits and the Snowdon Horseshoe.
The AAC (UK) recognises that climbing, hill and country walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions, involvement and safety.
Under the Club rules, the Club, its officers, committee members and persons acting on behalf of the Club cannot be held liable for any loss or injury occurring to any participant while taking part in its activities.
[Updated 21 February 2017]