Meets and Tours – in the UK

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.


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, being responsible for their own actions, involvement and safety.
The Club, its officers, Board and Alpine Team 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.

Meets and Tours in the UK in 2018

Tours marked ## are now fully booked but enquire about possible vacancies 


April 7 – 14: Morvich, Kintail, West Highlands ##

Sixteen self-catering places at Kintail Outdoor Centre. Excellent base for Glen Sheil and Glen Affric. £150 for 7 nights.  Members attending this meet must be used to using ice axe and crampons and be able to navigate in poor visibility.


May 11 – 14: Crianlarich, Southern Highlands ##

Eighteen self-catering places at the well-equipped OMC hut. Good base for the Crianlarich, Glen Lochay and Tyndrum hills. £30 for 3 nights (based on 2017 charges).


June 2 – 10: 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.


September 21 – 23: Jurassic coast, Swanage, Dorset

Climbing weekend: Traditional and sport climbing on limestone cliffs and quarries. Tom’s Field camping and bunk house in Langton Matravers, BH19 3NN within walking distance of great climbs.


October 5 – 7:  AGM Weekend, Bowness on Windermere, Lake District

Accommodation reserved at the Hydro Hotel, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3BA, as the base for attending the 2018 AGM and participating in a range of outdoor activities and training courses. There will be opportunity to register for first aid and GPS navigation courses, and participate in walks, fell running, climbing, scrambling and mountain biking.


October 7 – 12: Patterdale, Lake District

Twenty places at the George Starkey hut in Patterdale, to follow the AGM weekend. Located at the foot of the Hellvelyn range with Place Fell and the High Street fells also nearby. £10 per night self-catering. Communal meal one night, or take turns doing communal meals.


October 26 – 28: Shropshire Hills

Circular 2-day backpacking trip around the picturesque Shropshire hills from Small Batch campsite, Little Stretton (Friday night) (SO441920) to Lydbury North (Saturday night). Different return route to Little Stretton.  Around 12 miles each day with ascent/descent of approx. 500-700 m.  Camping at small sites with pub nearby each night.


November 22 – 26: Coniston, Lake District

Nineteen places at MAM climbing hut Low House, plus further options at B&B or self-catering accommodation in the village. Choice of 2, 3 or 4 nights,which must include Friday and Saturday nights. Surrounding hills include Coniston Old Man, Swirl How, Wetherlam and Dow Crag. Group day walk and group evening meal at local pub on Saturday 24th.


November 30 – December 2: Buxton, Derbyshire

Based at the Alison Park Hotel, with walks on both Saturday and Sunday. Celebration meal at the hotel on the Saturday evening. The walks and the meal are optional. Buxton also has lots to offer non-walkers.

[Updated 14 March 2018]

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