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 in 2018


September 21 – 23: Jurassic coast, Swanage, Dorset

Swanage Coast Dorset – Kerry Jury

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


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

Langdale PIkes and Loughrigg Tarn – Allan Hartley

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

George Starkey Hut

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.

Maps: OS Landranger 90, OS Outdoor Leisure OL5. Suggested reading: ‘A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells: Books One (The Eastern Fells) and Two (The Far Eastern Fells)’ by A Wainwright. Website:


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.

Maps: OS Landranger 89 and 96, OS Outdoor Leisure OL6. Suggested reading: ‘A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells: Book Four (The Southern Fells)’ by A Wainwright. Website:




January 18 – 20: Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia

Snowdon from Crib Goch – Martin Haydon

15 places staying at Glan Dena hut, near Llyn Ogwen. Self-catering accommodation with bunk beds. Tryfan, Glyderau and Carneddau on the doorstep for winter mountaineering days.

Maps: OS Landranger 115 ‘Snowdon/Yr Wddfa’, OS Outdoor Leisure OL17 ‘Snowdonia – Snowdon’, Harvey’s BMC ‘Snowdonia North’. Suggested reading: ‘Hillwalking in Snowdonia’ and ‘Scrambles in Snowdonia’ both by Steve Ashton (Cicerone Guides). Website:


February 8 – 10: Patterdale, Lake District

George Starkey Hut

20 places at the George Starkey Hut. Ideal for Helvellyn range and eastern fells. £22 for 2 nights self-catering. Communal meal on Saturday evening.

Maps: OS Landranger 90, OS Outdoor Leisure OL5, Harvey’s BMC Mountain Map 1:40k Lake District. Suggested reading: ‘A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells: Book Four (The Southern Fells)’ by A Wainwright. Website:


March 3 – 7:  Glencoe, West Highlands

10 places at Blackrock Cottage beneath the Blackmount. Glencoe, Etive and Blackmount hills in winter conditions. Members joining this meet must have winter mountain experience and appropriate levels of fitness. £60 for 5 nights self-catering.

Maps: OS 1:50k Landrangers 41 and 50, 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:


April 6 – 13: Inverey, near Braemar, Cairngorms

Beinn A Bhuird North Top – Dave Seaman

A week staying at Muir Cottage, Inverey, between Braemar and Linn of Dee in the heart of the Cairngorms. 18 places. Ben Macdui, Cairn Toul, Beinn a’ Bhuird, Ben Avon, Lochnagar and many other hills all within reach. Glens Quoich and Luibeg offer a contrast to the high plateau and tops. Members attending this meet must be used to using ice axe and crampons and be able to navigate in poor visibility. £98 for 7 nights. £40 deposit to Mrs P. Woulds, 19, Chelmer Terrace, Maldon, CM9 5HT.

Maps: OS Landrangers 43 and 44, Harvey’s BMC Mountain Map 1:40k Cairngorms/Lochnagar. Suggested reading: SMC District Guide ‘The Cairngorms’ by Adam Watson. Website:


May 12 – 19: Roybridge, Lochaber

Glen Nevis in springtime’ – David Myatt

A week staying at Riasg in Roybridge in the heart of the Highlands. 19 places. Ben Nevis, the Aonachs, the Grey Corries and the Laggan hills all within easy reach. Rock climbing possibilities of all grades on a range of mountain and low level crags. Plenty of mountain bike trails in the area. £98 for 7 nights. £40 deposit to David Myatt, Blairhill Gardens, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross, KY13 0PU.

Maps: OS Landrangers 41, 34, 35, 40 and 42, Harvey’s BMC Mountain Map 1:40k Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. Website:


June 1 – 8 (TBC): Connemara, Ireland

A single base, in the west or north of County Galway, for e.g. the Twelve Bens, the Maumturks, Mweelrea, Croagh Patrick and Inishbofin.



June 28 – 30: The Fourteen Welsh Three Thousands, Snowdonia / Eyri

An opportunity to spend Saturday on a fully supported traverse of the fourteen summits over 3000’. Based at Glan Dena hut at Ogwen. £25 for 2 nights. Self-catering.

Now fully booked but enquire about possible vanancies



[Updated 18 September 2018]

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