Meet Programme

Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
N Wales, Welsh Winter Jan 12 - Jan 14, 2018 2 £50 16/11
Tan Yr Wydffa Hut
John S Turner, Yr Wyddfa-Snowdon summit - geograph.org.uk - 702148, CC BY-SA 2.0
Tan Yr Wydffa Hut


Tan Yr Wyddfa,
Rhyd Ddu,
Caernarfon,
Gwynedd
LL54 6TN

Accommodation:
Three bedrooms available

Website:
Tan Yr Wydffa Hut

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N53.0524 W4.135    Postcode: LL54 6TN

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Tan Yr Wyddfa is the Oread MC club hut and is located at Rhyd Ddu. On a clear day you can see the top of Snowdon from the hut and walk all the way to the summit on the well marked Rhyd Ddu path. The hut is also a superb base for walks onto the Nantlle ridge, Moel Hebog, Mynydd Mawr and Yr Aran. There is a pub close by and the shops, restaurants and pubs of Beddgelert are only five miles away.

The hut has a large lounge with an open fire and storage heaters elsewhere. It has four bedrooms and sleeps 22 people in bunk beds. One room (with 6 beds) is always reserved exclusively for use by Oread members.

There are three toilets and both men's and women's washrooms with showers. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas cookers, microwave oven, electrical kettles, hot water boiler and toasters, plus all the necessary cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen. There is also a good-sized utility room with fridges, food storage racks and a drying room for wet clothes. Outside there is a lockable bike shed and a car park accommodating 10 cars.

Note: if members wish to extend their stay it may be possible for places on Sun night to be booked (please advise Meet Booking Secretary at time of booking).

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

Local Walks:
http://www.llanberismountainrescue.co.uk/snowdon/rhyd-ddu-path
http://www.ukhillwalking.com/logbook/r/?i=386

Closing date for booking on this meet: Dec 20, 2017

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Scottish Winter Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2018 7 £165 12/4
Kirkton Farmhouse
Richard Webb, Slopes of Ben Challum - geograph.org.uk - 7735, CC BY-SA 2.0
Kirkton Farmhouse


Crianlarich,
Tyndrum,
Stirlingshire
FK20 8RU

Accommodation:
Five. Room 1 - twin; Room 2 - three singles; Room 3 - two singles and one double; Room 4 - one single and a double; Room 5 -twin.

Website:
Kirkton Farmhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N56.4165 W4.6658    Postcode: FK20 8RU

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OPTIONAL WINTER SKILLS TRAINING - SEE BELOW

Kirkton farmhouse is located on the A82, three miles north-west of Crianlarich, on a working farm, surrounded by spectacular mountain views. Lots of Munros in the area including Ben Challum from the front door plus easier walking on sections of the West Highland Way.

Large self-catering farmhouse with double glazed windows and oil central heating. Comfortable lounge with log burner, Sky television, DVD player and WiFi. Open plan dining room and kitchen which has electric cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge and freezer. Newly refurbished bathroom with shower, WC and 2 shower rooms.

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

WINTER SKILLS TRAINING - The Club has arranged an optional one day Winter Skills training event on this meet. This may be a useful refresher for those with Winter experience and would be a good starting point for those without. If you wish to participate in the event please add a further £40 to the cost above when booking. The normal club refund policy will also apply to the training event. See link below for details of the training provider.

Local Walks:
http://www.stevenfallon.co.uk/winter-skills.html
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/tyndrum.shtml

Closing date for booking on this meet: Jan 26, 2018

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SW Lakes Mar 09 - Mar 11, 2018 2 £50 8*/6
Little Ground House
Photo: Andrew Woodhall, In Wasdale - geograph.org.uk - 290418, CC BY-SA 2.0
Little Ground House


Little GroundHouse,
Nether Wasdale,
Cumbria
CA20 1EU

Accommodation:
Four bedrooms - 2 x 4 singles and 2 x 4 double bunks.

Website:
Little Ground House

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N54.4366 W3.344    Postcode: CA20 1EU

More Information

Little Ground House is an ideal base from which to explore the Central and Western fells: Kirk Fell, Great End, Great Gable and Scafell Pike are all accessible plus plenty of lower level walks. See links below for some ideas.

We have shared use of this hut with the host club, Achille Ratti. There two attic bedrooms and two 1st floor bunk rooms. The first floor has two bathrooms, male and female, each with a shower and two toilets. The ground floor is open plan with a kitchen, dining area and seating, relaxing area plus a drying room and cloakroom. As well as a wood burning stove there are two heaters. Ignore information on the host club website to the effect that building work at this hut is not yet completed - it is. Nearby: a footpath across the fields leads to The Strands Inn and Microbrewery (CAMRA pub of the Year 2016 for Western Cumbria).

Note: if members wish to extend their stay it may be possible for places on Sun night to be booked (please advise Meet Booking Secretary at time of booking).

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

Local Walks:
https://www.walklakes.co.uk/walks_wast_water.html

Closing date for booking on this meet: Feb 16, 2018

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Easter in the Dales Mar 29 - Apr 03, 2018 5 £160 10/10
Ellergill Bunk Barn
Photo: Kreuzschnabel, 2014 Pen-y-ghent from East, CC BY-SA 3.0
Ellergill Bunk Barn


Halton Gill,
Skipton,
Yorkshire
BD23 5QN

Accommodation:
Three bedrooms: 3, 4 and 5. The combination of beds includes two singles, two bunks, and two double beds

Website:
Ellergill Bunk Barn

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N54.1854 W2.1881    Postcode: BD23 5QN

Five day meet with optional (free) extension for two more days - see note below.

Ellergill Barn lies very close to Pen-y-ghent, one of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks. The whole area is superb for walking at all grades being near both the Pennine Way and the Dales Way and criss-crossed by a number of public footpaths and bridleways. The area is also is ideal for cycling, whether MTB or on road. The geology, flora and fauna are of scientific interest and for a day off there are cosy pubs and cafés in popular Dales villages, the Settle Carlisle railway ride, one of the most scenic in England, a medieval castle in Skipton and The Bolton Abbey estate close by with a 12C monastery and 80 miles of woodland walks. See links below for some ideas.

The bunkhouse has three fully carpeted bedrooms on the ground floor sleeping 3, 4 and 5. The combination of beds includes two singles, two bunks, and two double beds. There is a separate shower, a separate toilet, and an additional bathroom with toilet, shower and two wash basins.

Upstairs is the very comfortable, fully carpeted living room, which leads to a small mezzanine area with sofa bed, overlooking the gallery. The living room is equipped with Sky TV, DVD player and VCR plus a selection of books games and videos. Free wireless broadband.

The kitchen-dining room is very well equipped, with built-in hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, two fridges and a freezer.

Note: the meet fee covers the first five days. Any members who wish to stay on for two further days can do so at no extra charge but on a self catering basis.

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

Local Walks:
http://where2walk.co.uk/yorkshire_dales/village_walks/arncliffe-circular/
http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-1926-description
http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/visit-the-dales/get-outdoors-dales/mountain-biking
http://www.ellergillbarn.co.uk/local-attractions/

Closing date for booking on this meet: Mar 08, 2018

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Brecon Beacons Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2018 2 £63 15/13
Clyngwyn Bunkhouse
Photo: Llyn y Fan Fawr - geograph.org.uk - 981744, CC BY-SA 2.0
Clyngwyn Bunkhouse


Clyngwyn Farm,
Ystradfeltte Road,
Pontneddfechan,
Powys.
SA11 5US

Accommodation:
See below

Website:
Clyngwyn Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N51.7846 W3.5653    Postcode: SA11 5US

The Club's AGM will be held on the Saturday evening. All members are welcome to attend, whether on the meet or not.

The Clyngwyn Bunkhouse is an ideal base for hill walking but also for mountain biking; gorge walking; waterfall walks; wild swimming; canoeing and bird watching (area renowned for Red Kites and other birds of prey).

The bed spaces are arranged as follows: on the ground floor, bedroom with 2 bunks, (i.e. 4 beds). On upper floor bedroom with 4 single beds & ensuite shower and toilet. The main bunk room is on the upper floor and contains 11 beds made up of 4 sets of bunk beds and 3 single beds and ensuite shower and toilet. This room is also fitted with a fold-back floor to ceiling privacy divider, that separates 4 beds from the rest if required.

On the ground floor a further 2 showers and 2 toilets and additional separate wheel chair accessible toilet. The kitchen is fully equipped with 6 ring range cooker, micro wave, 2 fridges and a freezer . The open plan kitchen has a large dining table seating 19.

Outside area BBQ and fire pit area, 3 acres of land for games and activities and 70ft long poly tunnel acting as a decked out dry area and lockable area for bikes.

Note: if members wish to extend their stay it may be possible for places on Sun night to be booked (please advise Meet Booking Secretary at time of booking).

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

Local Walks:
https://breconbeacons.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/walking-wednesday-llyn-y-fan-fawr-fan-brycheiniog/
http://www.walkscene.co.uk/description_52/brecon_beacons_4_waterfalls_walk_near_ystradfellte.html
http://www.afanforestpark.co.uk/

Closing date for booking on this meet: Apr 06, 2018

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Spring on Knoydart May 25 - Jun 01, 2018 7 £289 Full
The Old Byre
Tjdenholm, Footbridge at Knoydart, CC BY 4.0
The Old Byre


The Old Byre,
Inverie,
Knoydart,
near Mallaig,
Inverness-shire
PH41 4PL

Accommodation:
Five: a double; two twin rooms; a triple and one four bed room.

Website:
The Old Byre

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N57.0319 W5.6666    Postcode: PH41 4PL

More Information

Often described as 'Britain's Last Wilderness', the Knoydart peninsula on the West coast of Scotland can only be reached by a very long walk-in or a boat ride from the railhead and car parking at Mallaig. We shall be taking the boat option and are again staying at The Old Byre Bunkhouse at Inverie with The Old Forge, voted 'Scotland's Best Independent Pub', at hand.

There is splendid rough walking and scrambling in the area. Munro baggers will be grateful for the long hours of daylight while attempting Luinne Bheinn (939m), Meall Bhuidhe (946m) and Ladhar Bheinn (1020m). On easier days, walks lead from Inverie to Corbetts such as Sgurr Coire Choinnichean or along tracks and beaches to ruined hamlets and lakes.

Geological interest is provided by landmarks such as the ravine of Slochd a' Mhogha and whatever walk is chosen there is a chance of seeing the local wildlife including red deer, buzzards and one of the area's pair of nesting golden eagles. The ranger service run a weekly guided wildlife walk.

The Old Byre is furnished to a very high standard with underfloor heating throughout. There are five bedrooms,three bathrooms and a drying room. Exclusive use. Nearby: village shop and post office, The Old Forge pub (all approx 15 min walk).

Notes: (1) this meet runs Friday to Friday; (2) members wishing to prolong their stay on Knoydart may be able to book places at the Knoydart Foundation bunkhouse (contact bunkhouse directly); (3) the advertised price of this meet is the *maximum* price. At the closing date, if bookings have been good, the meet will be re-costed and if possible the price will be reduced. Those already booked will get a rebate.

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

Local Walks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DzufdHm8x8
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/luinne-bheinn.shtml
http://www.trekkingbritain.com/airorfrominverie.html
http://www.theoldforge.co.uk/wildlife.html

Closing date for booking on this meet: Apr 27, 2018

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NO JUNE MEET Jun 04 - Jun 05, 2018 1 TBC Full

Photo: Pixabay

Website:

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N Snowdonia Jun 29 - Jul 01, 2018 2 £32 10/10
Fronwydyr
Near Snowdon summit. Photo: Diego Torrres, Pixabay.
Fronwydyr


Fron Wydyr,
Nant Peris,
Gwynedd
LL55 4UN

Accommodation:
Three bunkrooms.

Website:
Fronwydyr

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N53.1066 W4.0838    Postcode: LL55 4UN

More Information

Our base for the weekend is the well equipped London Mountaineering Club hut at Nant Peris in the centre of the Snowdonia National Park. Snowdon itself is likely to feature either via the Miners Track or possibly via a scramble along the Crib Goch ridge. Other options include Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. See links below.

We have booked both ground floor bunk-rooms with six beds in each while four places in the loft remain available for the host club. The hut has a living room, kitchen, two showers, flush toilets and a drying room. Nearby: The Vaynol Arms with a choice of real ales is within easy walking distance while the shops of Llanberis are a short drive away.

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

Local Walks:
http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-1089-introduction
http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-1454-introduction
http://www.mudandroutes.com/elidir-fawr-and-y-garn-from-nant-peris/
https://www.thebmc.co.uk/how-to-scramble-crib-goch

Closing date for booking on this meet: Jun 08, 2018

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Introduction to Alpine Mountaineering Aug 05 - Aug 11, 2018 6 TBC 6*/2
Mountain huts
In the Stubai Alps. Photo: E Ashby.
Mountain huts

Website:
Mountain huts

More information

With mountain huts more like hotels and plenty of snow and ice, Austria is an ideal country for a first alpine trip or a refresher. The Club trip will start on Sunday 5th August and finish Saturday 11th August starting with a three day course run by English-speaking Austrian guides (link below in German) at the Vernagthutte in the Otztal Alps. Topics covered will include:

• use of ice axe and crampons
• glacier travel inc crevasse rescue
• navigation
• weather
• alpine hazards

The course will be followed by an independent hut to hut tour involving glaciated terrain and taking in some relatively easy 3,000m peaks such as Fluchtkogel (3.497m) and Similaun (3,606m). Timings allow travel out from the UK on Saturday 4th August and return on Sunday 12th August for those with limited time but there is plenty to do for those who wish to arrive earlier or stay on.

Participants will be responsible for arranging their own flights, valley accommodation and transport in Austria (suggestions will be provided).

HOW TO BOOK - trip notes and special booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

Local Walks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm4EacJqlac
http://www.bergschule-oetztal.tirol/sommer/ausbildungskurse/basiskurs-eis.html

Closing date for booking on this meet: Feb 28, 2018

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Long Mynd, Shropshire Sep 07 - Sep 09, 2018 2 TBC 8/8
Womerton Farm Bunkhouse
Photo: Richard Law, Hillfort earthworks on Caer Caradoc - geograph.org.uk - 1077558, CC BY-SA 2.0
Womerton Farm Bunkhouse


Womerton Farm,
All Stretton,
Church Stretton,
Shropshire.
SY6 6LJ

Accommodation:
Bunk room with beds for 6 people and two sofa beds.

Website:
Womerton Farm Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N52.5701 W2.8035    Postcode: SY6 6LJ

ALL DETAILS PROVISIONAL - BOOKINGS FOR THIS MEET ARE NOT OPEN YET

A new venue for the Club at the walking and MTB mecca of the Long Mynd. Walks and rides of all grades from the door or within a short drive.

Comfortable lounge and fully equipped kitchen. Two wet rooms. Full CH. Free wifi. Pressure washer available for bikes.

Local Walks:
http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-3048-introduction
http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-3308-introduction
http://www.mtb-shropshire.co.uk/trails/

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Backpacking Oct 06 - Oct 11, 2018 5 TBC 8/8

Catbells, Lake District. Photo: Pixabay.

Website:

ALL DETAILS PROVISIONAL - BOOKINGS FOR THIS MEET ARE NOT OPEN YET

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Dinner Meet Nov 09 - Nov 11, 2018 2 TBC 16/16
Ilam NT Bunkhouse
Ilam NT Bunkhouse


Ashbourne,
Derbyshire.
DE6 2AZ

Accommodation:
Three bunkrooms. Two x 6 pers; one x 4 pers.

Website:
Ilam NT Bunkhouse

Confirmed but bookings for this meet are not open yet.

Transport will be arranged to a local restaurant and the cost of a three course meal will be included in the meet fee.

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

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NE Lakes, Patterdale Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2018 2 £35 12/12
Agnes Spencer Memorial Hut
Helvellyn in Winter. Photo: Simon Ledingham Licence: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Agnes Spencer Memorial Hut


Agnes Spencer Memorial Hut,
Grisedale Bridge,
Glenridding,
Penrith
CA11 0PJ

Accommodation:
See below.

Website:
Agnes Spencer Memorial Hut

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N54.5374 W2.9423    Postcode: CA11 0PJ

More Information

Hellvellyn, Striding Edge, St Sunday Crag and lots of other Lakes classics to do from the door of this hut or within a short drive - see link below.

One large alpine style dormitory for 12 mixed places on two platforms and another smaller room for up to 8 members of the host club. The hut is fully equipped with cooking and dining facilities, showers, drying room & toilets. Lounge area is heated by a coke burning stove.

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

Local Walks:
https://www.walklakes.co.uk/walks_glenridding-patterdale.html

Closing date for booking on this meet: Nov 09, 2018

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Welsh Winter Jan 11 - Jan 13, 2019 2 TBC 8*/8
Idwal Cottage YHA
Tryfan in Winter. Photo: Pixabay.
Idwal Cottage YHA


Nant Ffrancon,
Bethesda,
Pont Pen-y-Benglog
LL57 3LZ

Accommodation:
Bunks. One x 4-person ensuite; two x 2 person.

Website:
Idwal Cottage YHA

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N53.1233 W4.0205    Postcode: LL57 3LZ

Confirmed but bookings for this meet are not open yet.

Perfectly located between the Glyder and Carneddau mountains in the Ogwen Valley this is one of the few YHA's suitable for a Club meet: excellent self-catering facilities, comfortable lounge, licensed bar and drying room.

Note: members wishing to prolong their stay may be able to book a place (contact YHA directly).

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when meets are full - please email the Meet Booking Secretary with your contact number if you wish to go on the list.

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# Price includes morning breakfast (porridge/cereal & toast) and a 3 course evening meal each evening☨ including a vegetarian option.

☨ Except for the first night as members will be arriving at the meet venue at different times.

* Can be increased if over subscribed.