Meet Programme
Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Welsh Winter Jan 11 - Jan 13, 2019 2 £75 Full
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; one x 3 person; one x 2 person.

Website:
Idwal Cottage YHA

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

More information

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.

Links:

https://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/destinations/winter_walks_in_northern_snowdonia-3170

http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/videos/?channel=winter-skills&page=2


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 Full
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

Want to get out on the hills in Winter but not sure where to start?

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.

The hostel is a good base for a first Winter foray. 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.richardkermode.co.uk/winter-walking/

http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/videos/?channel=winter-skills&page=2


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 £42 8*/1
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

More information

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

Eight places (more available) 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/

http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/videos/?channel=winter-skills&page=2


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Feb 22, 2019

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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 16/14
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 14/6
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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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
French Alps, Vanoise Jul 06 - Jul 13, 2019 7 £196 12/3
Le Dahu Chalet
Photo: Vallandry Tourist Office
Le Dahu Chalet

Accommodation:
Six twin bedrooms

Website:
Le Dahu Chalet

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N45.5566 E6.7625

TRIP NOTES AND SPECIAL BOOKING FORM IN 'MEMBERS AREA'.

With a listing of 91 hikes in the area and a range of other activities including mountaineering, climbing, via ferrata, MTB and rafting there should be something for all tastes on this meet.

We have a luxury chalet in the centre of the village. There are six twin bedrooms (three with bathroom ensuite). Facilities include a large sun terrace, sauna and bar!

Participants will be responsible for arranging their own flights/transport (see link below).

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://en.france-montagnes.com/resort/peisey-vallandry/randonnees

https://en.peisey-vallandry.com/summer/activities.html

https://en.peisey-vallandry.com/summer/acces.html


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Jun 08, 2019


Latest cancellation date for members booked on this meet:

May 11, 2019

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Peak District Aug 09 - Aug 11, 2019 2 £78 9/7
Woodlands
Monsal Dale. Photo: Pixabay.
Woodlands


Thornbridge Outdoors,
Great Longstone,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire
DE45 1NY

Accommodation:
Two bedrooms -see below

Website:
Woodlands

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N53.2364 W1.706    Postcode: DE45 1NY

More information

Set in the heart of the Peak District, 'Woodlands' is part of an outdoor centre but not as we know them!

Lounge with bi-fold doors onto an enclosed decking and patio area with seating; 50” wall mounted TV, Blu-ray player and Bluetooth speaker plus free wi-fi.

Bedroom (1) four people in 1 bunk bed, 1 single bed and 1 single profiling bed (that can also be used as a standard single bed) with an en-suite shower room.

Bedroom (2) five people in 2 bunk beds and 1 single bed.

Well equipped kitchen; shower room; utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer; underfloor heating throughout.

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-2599-introduction

https://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-1273-introduction


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Jul 19, 2019

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
NW Lakes Sep 13 - Sep 15, 2019 2 £28 16/11
Carlisle Mountaineering Club
Derwent Water. Credit: Pixabay.
Carlisle Mountaineering Club


CA12 5TU

Website:
Carlisle Mountaineering Club

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N54.5495 W3.1929    Postcode: CA12 5TU

More information

Beautifully situated in the remote Newlands Valley, yet thirty minutes drive from Keswick in the heart of the NW Lakes. Reached by driving or walking the last mile along an unsurfaced track, the hut sleeps 16 and has gas cookers and lighting.

One of the most attractive features is the coke pot-bellied stove. Cold water supply is straight from the fells above the hut & needs to be treated before drinking. There is a flushing toilet but no shower. Facilities are both basic and appreciated by those wishing to get away from it all.

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:

Aug 24, 2019

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Long Mynd Oct 04 - Oct 06, 2019 2 £58 12/12
Lower Broughton Farm Bunkhouse
Photo: Pixabay.
Lower Broughton Farm Bunkhouse


SY15 6SZ

Accommodation:
Two bedrooms -see below

Website:
Lower Broughton Farm Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N52.5088 W3.0132    Postcode: SY15 6SZ

More information

The bunkhouse is well situated for walks on the Long Mynd or Stiperstones perhaps followed by a trip to one of the two micro breweries in nearby Bishops Castle.

Two dorms with two x bunkbeds and two singles. Two individual showers with toilets and washbasins. Central heating throughout with drying facilities. Wifi.

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.walkingenglishman.com/midlands24.html


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Sep 13, 2019

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Dinner Meet Nov 01 - Nov 03, 2019 2 £69 18/16
Hendre Isaf NT Bunkhouse
N Snowdonia. Photo: Pixabay.
Hendre Isaf NT Bunkhouse


LL24 0HP

Accommodation:
Three bedrooms. See details below.

Website:
Hendre Isaf NT Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N53.0461 W3.7104    Postcode: LL24 0HP

More information

Hendre Isaf is just a short drive from the mountains of Snowdonia.

Return transport (cash payment required on the night) will be arranged to a local restaurant for a three course meal (included in meet fee).

Oil central heating throughout. Three bedrooms: one single with en-suite; one dorm with bunks for 10 with privacy partitions; one dorm with single beds for 7 with privacy partitions. Two shower rooms both with 2 showers and 2 toilets.

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:

Oct 11, 2019

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
The Gower Peninsula Nov 29 - Dec 02, 2019 3 £72 10/6
Cwm Ivy Bunkhouse
Rossili Bay. Photo: Pixabay
Cwm Ivy Bunkhouse

Accommodation:
1 x twin; 2 x 4-person bunks

Website:
Cwm Ivy Bunkhouse

More information

Plenty of sport and trad routes nearby but just in case you can't locate your harness the Gower has a spectacular coastline, award winning beaches and beautiful countryside - ideal for walking or maybe a little bird watching on the salt marsh next to the bunkhouse.

Secluded among trees and dunes of Whiteford Burrows National Nature Reserve, the bunkhouse has three bedrooms, four bathrooms (one en-suite), a fully equipped kitchen, adequate sofa seating for 10, underfloor heating plus the all important wood burner!

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.ukclimbing.com/articles/destinations/shipwreck_cove-7422

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rhossili-and-south-gower-coast/lists/top-walks-on-gower


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Nov 08, 2019

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Welsh Winter Jan 10 - Jan 12, 2020 2 TBC 12/12
Ty Lon
Photo by Drew Collins on Unsplash
Ty Lon


LL55 4UF

Accommodation:
One bedroom - mixed.

Website:
Ty Lon

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:
Lat/Lon: N53.1039 W4.0827    Postcode: LL55 4UF

Confirmed but bookings for this meet are not open yet.

Twelve places are booked at this club hut which is in a great location for Winter walking and has a real ale pub next door. The hut is centrally heated throughout (inc bedrooms) and has a log fire in the comfortable lounge. Facilities include a drying room.

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.ukhillwalking.com/articles/destinations/winter_walks_in_northern_snowdonia-3170


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Dec 20, 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.