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It was time for a little relaxation before the Christmas mayhem with a trip to the Cwm Ivy bunkhouse on the Gower peninsula. In a unique position with a beach on one side and salt marsh on the other, members enjoyed a sense of isolation and the starry skies (also the underfloor heating and wood

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The weather forecast having proved unduly pessimistic, only one member was lost to the World Cup rugby final on the big screen in Betsw and two groups set out direct from the comfortable Hendre Isaf bunkhouse, one clockwise and one anticlockwise. Meanwhile a third group set off from Capel to numerous mystery destinations as part

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On Saturday the group completed a 13 mile section of the of the Shropshire Way from Clun through varied countryside back to Bishops Castle. No visit to the town would be complete without a visit to The Three Tuns to sample the real ale and so it proved on this occasion before a return to

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Location, location, location! The Carlisle Mountaineering Club Hut is best described as ‘basic’ but is set in a wonderfully remote area with great views. On Saturday two groups set out on circular routes encountering surprisingly strong winds on the ridges. On return there was fizz for a birthday celebration before an excellent evening meal which

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As one long standing member said, ‘the good thing about the White Peak is that the paths on the map are all there on the ground’. So it proved and no navigational problems occurred over the weekend which included a trip the ‘plague village’ of Eyam, noted for the death of 260 villagers in medieval

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Undeterred by a landslide cutting the train line from Geneva and a thunderstorm on the first day the group enjoyed a sunny week of walking from the luxury chalet. Good use was made of the lifts to get up to the higher reaches where the local wildlife seemed pleased to see us. More photos and

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Based in Ballachulish, four members managed a week of Munro bagging. Drizzle and low cloud on the first day meant a lower level walk with coffee and cake then Celtic music in the evening. Better weather then enabled ascents of Buachaille Etive Mor, completion of the Aonoch Eagach ridge and three Munros in the Mamores.

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A mixed week weather-wise for the Club’s trip to Arran (aka ‘Scotland in Minature’): two good weather days, one so so and three rainy misty days. From our base at Brodick Castle, Goat Fell at 874m was a ‘must do’ and on other days Holy Island, Lochranza Castle, Kings Cave and Machrie Standing Stones made

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The Dinefwr bunkhouse lies just outside the town of Llandeilo at the extreme Western end of the Brecon Beacons. Described as ‘an estate bunkhouse full of rustic character’ it seemed to have as many staircases as its 16 bedspaces but eventually everyone managed to find their way to a bed and dump kit. On Saturday,

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Braving high winds and rain [please vary intro to these trip reports– Ed] several Gentian parties set out on the Saturday from the MAM hut in Coniston. Tarn Hows proved a popular destination with one group continuing on to the Cat Cafe at Hawkshead [?!? – explanation needed – Ed] for tea and buns while