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Winter walking in the Langdale Valley With full central heating and very comfortable beds, Brathay Hall proved to be a good base for the weekend. Saturday saw one group taking a lower level route straight out of the door. Others headed to Langdale for a snowy and rather misty route up Harrison Stickle. On Sunday

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Winter walking and mountaineering around Glencoe What comes after ‘C’? Ah yes, we’ve had Storm Ciara so time for Storm Dennis. A rather damp and windy week but a few things got done including some snowy walks, a day’s winter training, a few low level options and excursions. Plus, of course, a visit to the

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Walking on Anglesey “Well, the weather may improve…” It didn’t. With winds on high ground forecast to reach 80mph the decision was made to do a coastal walk around Anglesey. Arriving at the start point we found a bemused local looking at a totally submerged boardwalk. Plans revised again the group set off round the

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Walking on the Gower Peninsula A trip to the Cwm Ivy bunkhouse provided a little relaxation before the Christmas mayhem. In a unique position with a beach on one side and salt marsh on the other, the bunkhouse was an ideal base for walking on the Gower. Members enjoyed a sense of isolation and the

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Hill walking, navigation practice and dining 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

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Shropshire Way and Stiperstones On Saturday the group walked 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

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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 and walking from the door. 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

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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. Click here to

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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.