Meets and Tours – UK & Ireland

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This programme of events, mostly organised by members for members, provides an opportunity for members to take part in a wide variety of events, in the UK. Please join in. Your company is welcome; your enthusiasm, help and expertise are needed. If you can arrange an event of any kind, please contact the relevant co-ordinator well in advance. Meets require long lead times and should be planned, and booked, well ahead.

Booking: A non-returnable deposit or full payment is required to book a place.  Please also supply an SAE, unless the Meet Organiser is willing to communicate by email. Please do not approach any accommodation proprietor to attempt to vary any aspect of the Meet Organiser’s accommodation booking; only the Meet Organiser may do this.

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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.

Club Meets and Tours in the UK & Ireland in 2020

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

February 7 – 9: Patterdale, Lake District

George Starkey Hut

21 places at the George Starkey Hut, for Helvellyn range and eastern fells. Winter conditions likely. £26 for 2 nights; bunk beds, self-catering. For further details on the Hut and surrounding hills, click for more information.

Maps: OS Landranger 90, OS Outdoor Leisure OL5. Suggested reading: ‘A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells: Book Four (The Southern Fells)’ by A Wainwright. Website:


March 1 – 6: Glenfeshie, Cairngorms ##

Plateau above Glenfeshie – Dave Williams

10 places at Milehouse cottage near Kincraig in matratzenlager bunks. Glenfeshie hills close by and northern Cairngorms an easy drive. Winter conditions probable. £60 for 5 nights self-catering.

Maps: OS Landranger 35 and 36, Harveys’ BMC 1:40k Cairngorms/Lochnagar. Suggested reading: SMC District Guide ‘The Cairngorms’ by Adam Watson. Website:


April 11 – 18: Corran Ferry, West Highlands

Ben Nevis and Aonach Beag from the east – Paul Marginson

16 places at the Corran Ferry self-catering bunkhouse. Close to Glencoe, Nevis range and a chance to explore the Ardnamurchan peninsula. £200 for 7 nights. £50 deposit required.

Maps: OS 1:50k Landrangers 40 and 41, Harvey’s BMC Mountain Map 1:40k ‘Ben Nevis and Glen Coe’. Suggested reading: SMC District Guide ‘The Central Highlands’ by Peter Hodgkiss; SMC Climbers Guide ‘Glencoe’ by R Anderson, K Crocket and D Cuthbertson. Website:


May 9-17: Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye ##

Main Cuillin Ridge from Bruach na Frith – Dave Seaman

An opportunity for cycling, walking, hard scrambling and climbing. Easy access to the Cuillin Ridge and the 12 munros on Skye. Staying at the Glenbrittle Memorial Hut. Cost £96 (self-catering).

Maps: OS Landranger Sheet 32; ‘South Skye’; OS Explorer 411 ‘Skye- Cuillin Hills’; Harveys Superwalker ‘Skye – the Cuillin’. Website:


May 24 – 29: Poolewe, North-West Highlands ##

Beinn Dearg Mor, Fisherfield – Robyn Huggins

8 places, self-catering at Ronnan cottage, Aultbea near Poolewe. The area gives good walking and scrambling with Munros, such as An Teallach, and Corbetts such as Baosbheinn. Climbing at Carnmore Crag. Torridon hills within reach. £50 for 5 nights.

Maps: OS 1:50000 Sheet 19, Harvey’s 1:40000 British Mountain Map ‘Torridon and Fisherfield’. SMC area guide ‘North-West Highlands’  by D Broadhead, A Keith and T Maden. Website:


June 13 – 20: South West Coast Path, Cornwall

The coast at Zennor, photo Christine Knight

Based at Penzance Youth Hostel. Plan A is to walk the coast path in stages from St Ives to Poldhu Cove using the train to and from Penzance and the bus network and train to St Ives to reach starts and finishes. Total distance c100km. Other possibilities include the coast east of St Ives. Max 14 places.

Maps: OS Explore 102 and 103. Website:



June 27 – 28: Offa’s Dyke North, Clwyd

The Gouldhutte – Christopher Gould

Hike the northern part of Offa’s Dyke from Prestatyn station into the Clwyd hills to overnight at the organiser’s camping barn close to the route (12km). Return walk or return transport (£5 charge) on Sunday.

Map: OS Landranger 116


September 12 – 19: Scaladale, South Harris, Outer Hebrides

The Ridge on Oireabhal, Harris [Scaladale Centre] – Tish Woulds

Bunkhouse, self-catering accommodation at the Scaladale Outdoor Adventure Centre. Superb opportunity for hill ,cliff, beach, island exploring, mountain biking and/or wild swimming. Sea kayaking a possibility. 14 places. £126 for 7 nights, £50 deposit required. 

Maps: OS Landranger Sheets 13 and 18; Cicerone Guide – Walking on Harris and Lewis; Scaladale Centre website:




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[Updated 22 January 2020]

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