Meet Programme
Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
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

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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.

Links:

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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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
N Snowdonia Jun 29 - Jul 01, 2018 2 £32 10/5
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

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OPTIONAL 'DISCOVER SCRAMBLING' DAY -see below

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.

Optional 'DISCOVER SCRAMBLING' DAY - the Committee have agreed to underwrite and subsidize a day's professional instruction which will be provided by Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre. The cost is £50 per person including any necessary equipment and the event is for those hill walkers who want to learn how to move over steep ground safely, perhaps using a rope. Please include the additional fee and notify the the Meet Booking Secretary when 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.

Links:

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 Full
Mountain huts
In the Stubai Alps. Photo: E Ashby.
Mountain huts

Website:
Mountain huts

Full trip notes and special booking form in Members Area

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.

Links:


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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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Long Mynd, Shropshire Sep 07 - Sep 09, 2018 2 £40 8/5
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 in lounge.

Website:
Womerton Farm Bunkhouse

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

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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.

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.

Links:

http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-3048-introduction

http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-3308-introduction

http://www.mtb-shropshire.co.uk/trails/


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Aug 17, 2018

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Sea to Sea Across the Lleyn Peninsula Oct 09 - Oct 12, 2018 3 £70 6/6
Climbing Club Huts
Photo: Pixabay.
Climbing Club Huts

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N52.9999 W4.2506

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A four day backpacking trip from sea to sea across the base of the Lleyn Peninsula in Snowdonia.

Tucked away beyond Snowdonia's craggiest peaks, with the Irish Sea on one side and Cardigan Bay on the other, the Llŷn has a distinctive, unspoilt character. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) protects around a quarter of the Llyn including wild stretches of coast, long-extinct volcanic peaks and grassy hillsides dotted with Iron Age forts.

Pack weight on this trip can be kept to a minimum with a lightweight sleeping bag as we stay at a different classic climbing club hut each night. All have flush toilets, showers and cooking facilities.

Meet fee includes accommodation, an evening meal on each night and breakfasts.

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.

Links:

http://www.visitwales.com/explore/north-wales/snowdonia-mountains-coast/explore-llyn-peninsula


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Dinner Meet Nov 09 - Nov 11, 2018 2 £75 16/7
Ilam NT Bunkhouse
Monsal Dale. Credit: Pixabay.
Ilam NT Bunkhouse


Ashbourne,
Derbyshire.
DE6 2AZ

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

Website:
Ilam NT Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N53.0528 W1.8059    Postcode: DE6 2AZ

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Ilam Bunkhouse is surrounded by countryside with epic limestone hills, winding rivers and ancient woodland. Plenty of high level and low level options (see links below).

There are three separate bedrooms with bunk beds (two sleeping six people, and one sleeping four people). Each room has a wash basin. Three shower rooms, each with electric shower and toilet, and a drying room. Comfortable open plan kitchen/dining and lounge area, with a large table and benches for 16 people and two large sofas in the lounge area. Underfloor heating in both floors.

Return transport (included in meet fee) is arranged to the Coach & Horses Inn, Fenny Bentley, a 17th Century coaching inn with low oak beams, flagged floors and inviting log fires. The cost of the three course meal is included in the meet fee. Menu choices will be circulated by email.

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.

Links:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ilam-park-dovedale-and-the-white-peak/trails/manifold-valley-wetton-to-ilam-walk

https://www.hikideas.co.uk/walk-a-high-level-dovedale-route/


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Oct 19, 2018


Latest cancellation date for members booked on this meet:

Oct 19, 2018

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
NE Lakes, Patterdale Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2018 2 £35 12/8
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

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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.

Links:

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


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Nov 09, 2018

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Welsh Winter Jan 11 - Jan 13, 2019 2 £75 8*/3
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

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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 arrive early or 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.


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Dec 21, 2018


Latest cancellation date for members booked on this meet:

Dec 21, 2018

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Scottish Winter Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2019 7 £220 10/7
Newtonmore Hostel
The Cairngorms in Winter. Photo: Pixabay.
Newtonmore Hostel


Newtonmore Hostel,
Craigellachie House,
Main Street,
Newtonmore
PH20 1DA

Accommodation:
Bunkbeds in three rooms: one x 2 persons; two x 4 persons.

Website:
Newtonmore Hostel

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N57.0637 W4.1236    Postcode: PH20 1DA

More information

The Caingorm Hills are easily accessible and the Monadhliath Hills with their 4 Munros can be walked from the hostel. Craig Meagaidh and Laggan Hills are a short drive away. All give excellent walking but are at their best in winter when there are also extensive MTB, downhill and cross-country skiing opportunities. There is excellent low level walking as well and the 10 km Wildcat Trail which encircles Newtonmore gives a good flavour of what is on offer.

The hostel's communal area is open plan with a well equipped kitchen and a cosy sitting area with comfortable armchairs around the wood burning stove. There is free Wi-Fi.

Nearby: Newtonmore has numerous cafes/bars, a well stocked grocery shop, post office and cash point.

Notes:

(1) although the hostel sleeps up to 12 people we will restrict numbers to 10 to give more space (ignore photos showing an extra bed in the larger bunk rooms).

(2) meet fee includes breakfasts and evening meals for all nights except the first and one night when the group will eat out.

Links:

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/kingussie.shtml

http://www.newtonmore.com/things-to-do/in-newtonmore/local-walks.html

http://www.newtonmore.com/things-to-do/immediate-vicinity/cycling.html

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g642239-d1150743-Reviews-Newtonmore_Hostel-Newtonmore_Aviemore_and_the_Cairngorms_Scottish_Highlands_Scotland.html


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Jan 26, 2019


Latest cancellation date for members booked on this meet:

Dec 16, 2018

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
SW Lakes Mar 15 - Mar 17, 2019 2 £TBA 8*/8
Low House
Lakes in Winter. Photo: Pixabay.
Low House


Low House,
Coniston,
Cumbria
LA21 8ER

Accommodation:
Sleeps: 25. Five bedrooms. Two-tier bunks.

Website:
Low House

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N54.3673 W3.0765    Postcode: LA21 8ER

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

Based in Coniston village we are ideally placed for the SW fells including of course, the Old Man of Coniston.

Eight places are booked at the MAM Club hut, Low House, which has two tier bunks for 25 people, spread over 5 rooms. There is a large communal kitchen, a cosy lounge, toilets and showers. Coniston village with its pubs and shops is 200 yds away.

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.

Links:

http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk_b/1217/


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
2019 Easter Meet Apr 19 - Apr 22, 2019 3 TBC Full

Photo: Pixabay.

Website:

Because of the timing of Easter in 2019 there will be no Easter meet.


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Brecon Beacons Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2019 2 £55 16/16
Dinefwr NT bunkhouse
Brecon Beacons
Dinefwr NT bunkhouse


Dinefwr Bunkhouse,
Llandeilo,
Carmarthenshire
SA19 6RT

Accommodation:
Four: 1×8, 1×2, 2×3

Website:
Dinefwr NT bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N51.8832 W4.0142    Postcode: SA19 6RT

More Information.

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

Based at the Western end of the Brecon Beacons National Park we have a short car journey to some good walking on and around the Black Mountain (not to be confused with the Black Mountains to the E which also contain a Black Mountain).

Dinefwr bunkhouse was originally part of the female servants living quarters and work rooms. The building forms part of the courtyards, situated above the old kitchen of adjoining Newton House on the Dinefwr Park estate. Today the bunkhouse offers cosy group accommodation with a well equipped kitchen, wood burning stove and modern recently refurbished shower rooms. There are fantastic views over the seventeenth-century deer park from the patio which is reached from doors off the living area and has wooden bench seating and a barbecue. Llandeilo is approximately one mile walk 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.

Links:

https://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-2648-introduction

https://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-1672-introduction


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Apr 05, 2019

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Arran May 25 - Jun 01, 2019 7 £185 14/7
Shore Lodge Bunkhouse
Arran. Photo: Pixabay.
Shore Lodge Bunkhouse


Shore Lodge Bunkhouse,
Brodick Castle,
Garden & Country Park,
Isle of Arran.
KA27 8HY

Accommodation:
4 bedrooms with bunk beds (2 two-bedded, 1 four-bedded and 1 six-bedded)

Website:
Shore Lodge Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N55.594 W5.1509    Postcode: KA27 8HY

More information

Arran is often described as ‘Scotland in miniature' and offers a tremendous variety of walks – from the near-Munro peak of Goat Fell to coastal paths and glens.

The comfortable Shore Lodge bunkhouse is located within the grounds of Brodick Castle with a stunning backdrop of mountain peaks and forested slopes. The adjacent Country Park has over 10 miles of way-marked trails and features waterfalls and woodland walks while the estate is home to a wealth of wildlife, from red squirrels and otters to owls, golden eagles and hen harriers.

Beyond the Brodick estate, are Goat Fell, Arran's highest mountain at 874m, and Glen Rosa both of which can be accessed by foot from Shore Lodge.

• Comfortable sitting room with wood-burning stove • Fully equipped kitchen • Two sets of WCs and showers • Drying room • Electric central heating • Wi-Fi [PDF brochure download via link above].

Notes

(1) meet fee includes breakfasts and evening meals for all nights except the first and one night when the group will eat out.


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.

Links:

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/arran/north-arran.shtml


Closing date for booking on this meet:

May 04, 2019


Latest cancellation date for members booked on this meet:

Mar 30, 2019

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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.