Meet Programme

Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Brecon Beacons, Dinner Meet Nov 03 - Nov 05, 2017 2 £73 20/5
The Star Bunkhouse
Photo: Jonathan Billinger, Looking east from Pen y Fan - geograph.org.uk - 1110053, CC BY-SA 2.0
The Star Bunkhouse


The Star Bunkhouse,
Brecon Road (A40),
Bwlch,
Powys,
Wales.
LD3 7RQ

Accommodation:
Sleeps 20. Six bedrooms. Two-tier bunks.

Website:
The Star Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N51.8902 W3.2374    Postcode: LD3 7RQ

More Information

We have exclusive use of this comfortable bunkhouse. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms and drying room. Lounge with wood-burning stove. Garage space for secure bike storage. Six bedrooms, one en-suite. Room 1: sleeps 2; Room 2: sleeps 4; Room 3: sleeps 4 (en-suite) ; Room 4: sleeps 2; Room 5: sleeps: 4; Room 6: sleeps 4. See floorplan on bunkhouse website. Locally: The New Inn, Bwlch is across the road.


Meet fee includes three-course meal at 'The Bear', Crickhowell: http://www.bearhotel.co.uk/
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.

Local Walks:
http://www.breconbeacons.org/explore/things_to_do/walking/where_to_walk/longer_walks/bwlch-toryfoel
http://aroundllangorselake.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Llangorse_walks_web.pdf

Closing date for booking on this meet: Oct 13, 2017

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Yorkshire Dales Dec 08 - Dec 11, 2017 3 £64 Full
Holly Lodge
Ingleborough in Summer. Photo: Immanuel Giel
Holly Lodge


Pinecroft,
Ingleton,
North Yorkshire
LA6 3DP

Accommodation:
Three bedrooms.

Website:
Holly Lodge

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N54.1417 W2.4618    Postcode: LA6 3DP

More Information

A long weekend at Holly Lodge which is on the same site as Beech Lodge which we have used previously. Just a mile outside Ingleton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and Three Peaks country. Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent are all accessible together with easier options such as the spectacular waterfalls of the Rivers Doe and Twiss.

Underfloor heating throughout. Bedroom one is a double room with an en suite shower and wc. Bedroom two is a twin room and bedroom three is a family room sleeping four people in twin and bunk beds. There is a family bathroom with bath, separate shower and wc. The large dining kitchen is equipped with everything needed for self-catering including a range cooker and dishwasher. The lounge has soft seating, a TV with free view satellite channels and a CD/DVD player plus free wi-fi. Holly Lodge has its own parking area. Nearby: outdoor pool closed but cafes, pubs, climbing wall and gear shops in Ingleton (1m).

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.yorkshiredales.org.uk/visit-the-dales/get-outdoors-dales/yorkshire-three-peaks

Closing date for booking on this meet: Nov 17, 2017

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
NO NEW YEAR MEET Dec 31 - Jan 01, 2018 1 TBC Full

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
N Wales, Welsh Winter Jan 12 - Jan 14, 2018 2 £50 16/13
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

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Scottish Winter Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2018 7 £165 12/3
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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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
SW Lakes Mar 09 - Mar 11, 2018 2 £50 8*/8
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

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Easter in the Dales Mar 29 - Apr 05, 2018 7 £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

More Information

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: this is an extended meet. The meet fee covers the first five days however the last two days are self-catering if members wish to stay on for the full week.

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/

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Brecon Beacons Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2018 2 £63 15/15
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/

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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

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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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
NO JUNE MEET Jun 04 - Jun 05, 2018 1 TBC Full

Photo: Pixabay

Website:

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
N Snowdonia Jun 29 - Jul 01, 2018 2 TBC 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

Confirmed but bookings for this meet are not open yet.

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

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Austrian Alps Aug 04 - Aug 11, 2018 7 TBC 8/8
Mountain huts
In the Stubai Alps. Photo: E Ashby.
Mountain huts

Website:
Mountain huts

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

This will be a self-booked meet apart from refuge places which will be booked beforehand.

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
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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# 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.