Meet Programme
Meet 1242 Dates Nights Price# Places
NE Lakes Mar 15 - Mar 17, 2024 2 £55.24
High House
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High House


High House,
Seathwaite in Borrowdale,
Cumbria
CA12 5XJ

Accommodation:
High House sleeps up to 16 in bunkbeds in two bedrooms, each containing a shower and washbasin.

Website:
High House


About this meet

This bunkhouse in Borrowdale is owned by the K Fellfarers club. It is situated in Seathwaite, at the head of the popular valley of Borrowdale in the English Lake District. It is a converted stone built 16/17C farmhouse in its own grounds, with car access and parking.

It offers a high standard of bunkhouse self catering accommodation for groups, and is considered to be one of the best in the Lakes. As well as walking and climbing clubs, High House is regularly used by outdoor educational groups, schools and corporate groups.

We have sole use of the bunkhouse with the exception of the "members room", so we may need to share facilities if any club members are present. This is rare occurrence when another club has booked the bunkhouse.

Members can arrive after 4.00 pm on the Friday and have to leave by "tea-time" (i.e. around 4.00 pm) on the Sunday.


Local Information

This bunkhouse is in a superb location and this is one of the many reasons that visiting groups often refer to it as their favourite bunkhouse. Being just off the track to Sty Head and Grains Ghyll, the central fells such as Scafell, Great End, and Great Gable can be ascended without the need to drive the car.


Facilities

In addition to your own food and clothes you will need to bring with you:
• pillows and sleeping bags
• matches, firelighters and kindling for the stove
• tea towels
Ecover washing up liquid and other cleaning materials are provided. Please use these and no other to ensure proper functioning of the septic tank.

The nearest pubs are the Scafell Bar in Rosthwaite or the Langstrath in Stonethwaite. The bar at the Glaramara hotel is also often open to the public. The Flock In café in Rosthwaite sells a small selection of provisions including milk.
There is no phone signal or landline at High House. The nearest payphone is by Seathwaite farm. Currently there is a Vodafone signal further down the valley and WiFi in the bar at the Scafell Hotel or Glaramara Hotel.

Gas - The gas bottles are stored outside and should require no attention.
Electricity - The mains electricity should already be switched on when you enter, but you will need to switch on the three heater switches located near the entrance (drying room and 2 showers) and the water boiler and hob/oven in the kitchen
Fuel - Coal and coke for the stoves are stored outside and labelled. Start with a small amount of coal, changing over to coke when established.


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Mar 01, 2024


Last refund date:

Mar 01, 2024


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Meet 1240 Dates Nights Price# Places
Peak District - Dark Peak Apr 19 - Apr 21, 2024 2 £65.24
John Hunt Base Bunkhouse
On Kinder Scout. Photo: Gentian MC.
John Hunt Base Bunkhouse


Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre,
Snake Road,
Bamford,
Hope Valley,
Derbyshire S33 0BJ
S33 0BJ

Accommodation:
See below.

Website:
John Hunt Base Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:

Lat/Lon: N53.3966 W1.76    Postcode: S33 0BJ


Local Information

We have exclusive use of the Base which has a lounge/dining room, showers and toilets and is fully central heated with a drying room. There are two twin bed rooms, a six bed bunk-room and an eight bed bunk room.

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

This meet is open for booking, which can be carried out using WebCollect.


Facilities

The John Hunt Base is part of the Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre and provides comfortable residential accommodation within the buildings and grounds of a converted 19th Century hill farm. Walks from the door of the centre lead onto the high moors of Kinder and Bleaklow and around the Ladybower reservoirs and dams.


Links:

Local Walks Link 1

Local Walks Link 2


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Apr 12, 2024


Last refund date:

Apr 05, 2024


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Meet 1234 Dates Nights Price# Places
Scottish Spring Meet - Kintail May 18 - May 25, 2024 7 £330.24
SNT Kintail Outdoor Centre
The Five Sisters. Photo: copyright Andy Waddington (cc-by-sa-2)..
SNT Kintail Outdoor Centre


IV40 8HQ

Accommodation:
Bunk beds in the two wings sleep up to 20 people

Website:
SNT Kintail Outdoor Centre


About this meet

Kintail Outdoor Centre is situated in the north-west Highlands, below Sgurr na Moraich, the last of the famous Five Sisters of Kintail, and Ben Attow (Long Mountain).
The centre provides a fabulous setting for hillwalking and offers unparalleled scope for outdoor pursuits and field studies for mountaineering clubs, schools and university groups, or large groups of friends and family.
The Gentians have booked both available wings of this property and so we have exclusive use.

This meet is confirmed and available to book on WebCollect - see link below.


Facilities

The Centre has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 20 people (1 two-bedded, 3 four-bedded and 1 six bedded).
Six bathrooms - each with a toilet and a shower.
Bed linen is supplied but please bring your own towels and toiletries.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, with a Freezer and a Microwave.
Sitting Room with wood burning stove, Dining Room, Drying Room, Laundry Room and oil fired central heating.
Payphone, Radio and Wi-Fi.
Washer drier in the Laundry Room and, in addition to the Drying Room, there are facilities for outdoor drying.


Closing date for booking on this meet:

May 04, 2024


Last refund date:

Apr 06, 2024


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Meet 1244 Dates Nights Price# Places
Cambrian Mountains Jun 14 - Jun 16, 2024 2 £80.24
Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse
Photo credit: Kevin, Pixabay.
Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse


Beili Neuadd,
St Harmon,
Ryayader
LD6 5NS

Accommodation:
16 places in bunkbeds distributed between 3 rooms. Each room has its own shower and toilet. All bedding supplied.

Website:
Beili Neuadd Bunkhouse


About this meet

Frequently called 'the Welsh Lake District', this area is not often visited by the Gentians, but is one that contains a lot of interesting and varied walking opportunities (see links below).


Local Information

There is easier walking around the five reservoirs in the nearby Elan Valley or possibly part of Glyndwr's Way. For harder stuff there are two, 2000' ft 'Hewitts' to the South and a car journey will take us West up to Pumlumon, the highest point in mid-Wales, for a classic day out with a total of five 'Hewitts'.

And for a change of pace: the bunkhouse is on three National Cycle Network Trails including the N8, N80, The Radnorshire Ring and also the Trans Cambrian Route. Bikes can be stored in the bunkhouse barn.

Rhayader, with many food and drink options is around five minutes away by car and with a red kite feeding centre in the vicinity we are bound to see a few.


Facilities

Accommodation facilities include a drying room but hopefully we can relax in the garden around the firepit and enjoy the lovely views (see accommodation link above).


Links:

Local Walks Link 1

Local Walks Link 2


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Jun 07, 2024


Last refund date:

May 31, 2024


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Meet 1245 Dates Nights Price# Places
SW Lakes Jul 12 - Jul 14, 2024 2 £60.24
High Moss
High Moss


HIGH MOSS. SEATHWAITE. BROUGHTON IN FURNESS. CUMBRIA.
LA20 6EE

Accommodation:
Sleeps up to 24 in 5 dormitories. Two bedrooms have 6 beds and three bedrooms have four beds. But there are 5 three-tier bunks in total and we shall only be using the first two-tiers, giving a maximum capacity of 19.

Website:
High Moss


About this meet

This is a weekend meet at it is now open for booking on WebCollect.
Wast Water in Wasdale, Coniston Water and other areas in the Lake District are within easy reach.
High Moss bunkhouse is at Grid Reference SD237967.

Please note that mobile phones do not work at the bunkhouse, the nearest guaranteed reception is at Duddon Bridge.t in the SW Lakes and it is now open for booking on WebCollect.


Facilities

There are four shower / toilet / wash hand basin cubicles and there is a downstairs toilet with a wash hand basin.

Well-equipped kitchen with two electric cookers. There is a large commercial gas cooker.
The gas supply is outside the kitchen and usually the gas has to be turned on.
There are two microwave ovens.
The kitchen has plenty of pots and pans and kitchen utensils.
There are electric toasters and kettles.
There are two fridges, one in the kitchen and a large one in the
dining area.
There is a freezer.
Tea towels are available in the drawers closest to the larder
area and used towels should be placed in the “dirty” basket.
Bin Liners are also in the drawers near the larder area.
Liquid Soap and other cleaning materials are provided.

The bunkhouse has heating throughout via a combination of coal/wood burning stoves and electric storage radiators. Coal is provided outside in coal bunkers.


Large dining room and lounge both with coal fires.
Toilets, showers and wash-basins.
Bike store
Parking for about 10 cars within the grounds.


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Jul 05, 2024


Last refund date:

Jun 28, 2024


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Meet 1249 Dates Nights Price# Places
Snowdonia Sep 06 - Sep 08, 2024 2 £43.24
Glan Dena
Glyderau. Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Glan Dena


Glan Dena Bunkhouse,
Ogwen Valley,
Capel Curig,
Betws y Coed

Accommodation:
Two tier bunks providing accommodation for up to 32 people distributed across 7 bedrooms. Each room contains mostly 4 beds. The Gentians have be able to book up to 15 places in this bunkhouse.

Website:
Glan Dena


About this meet

This bunkhouse is owned by the MAM Ltd and is situated in the Ogwen Valley in Snowdonia.
We do not have exclusive use and it is likely that we will share this weekend with some MAM members.


Local Information

There are plenty of walking opportunities in this area of Snowdoina including a number of options straight from the hut.


Facilities

Blankets are provided, but members must bring their own sleeping bags/sheets, pillows and pillow cases.
There is a large, well equipped kitchen with cookers, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and toaster etc.
There is also a comfy lounge, an internal balcony area, and heating throughout.
A number of showers and toilets are present within the bunkhouse.
The car park has parking for around 12 cars.


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Aug 30, 2024


Last refund date:

Aug 23, 2024


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Meet 1248 Dates Nights Price# Places
Finca in Andalucia Oct 12 - Oct 19, 2024 7 £170.24
The Finca
The Finca

Accommodation:
The finca has 6 bedrooms containing a total of 13 beds. People will be sleeping in twin rooms or a room containing 4 beds. Rooms will be allocated by the Meet Coordinator.

Website:
The Finca


About this meet

The is the week-long European Meet for 2024. Please note that the accommodation has changed from that originally booked.

The finca is approximately 10 minutes drive from Ronda which itself lies between the natural parks of Sierra de las Nieves to the East and Grazalema to the West. Approximately 20 mountain walks are within easy driving range. The area is typical of Southern Spain with ancient mule tracks and paths linking white washed villages and jagged limestone scenery above stands of Spanish firs.

While it might be possible to reach the finca with a combination of public transport and taxi, car hire would then still be essential to reach the start of walks. Several large rental companies are based at the airport. The driving is then approx 1 hr 45min. Note that the last section up to the finca is on a dirt track which one review describes as ‘rough'.

The price of the meet includes 7 nights in the finca (either a twin or 4-bed room), six breakfasts and five evening meals.

The price of the meet does not include:
Travel and from UK airport
Travel to and from Malaga airport
Flight
Lunches
Personal expenses, e.g. drinks
Share of car hire

Role of the Club

Members are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The Club's role is limited to booking the accommodation, providing information and coordination.


Local Information

The Ronda region of Spain offers numerous opportunities for walking and is of sufficient interest to have been the subject of a Cicerone walking and travel guide.


Facilities

We have exclusive use of the finca. Please see link above for details and photos.


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Sep 28, 2024


Last refund date:

Aug 31, 2024


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Meet 1253 Dates Nights Price# Places
50th Anniversary Dinner Meet Nov 15 - Nov 17, 2024 2 £80.00
Homestead and Cheesehouse
Homestead and Cheesehouse


The Farm,
South View Lane,
Banford
S33 0BL

Accommodation:
The two bunkhouses sleep up to 26 people in bunkbeds. Homestead has 22 beds in 3 rooms (1 room sleeping 10 and 2 rooms sleeping 6). Cheesehouse has 4 beds in a single room. Both bunkhouses have bunkbeds.The beds have a mattress, a fitted sheet and pillow.

Website:
Homestead and Cheesehouse


About this meet

This is our 50th Anniversary Dinner Meet and it is open for booking on WebCollect. We are staying the Homestead and Cheesehouse bunkhouses situated in Bamford in the Dark Peak. Together these two bunkhouses, both situated at The Farm, Southview, can accommodate up to 26 people.
We will be having our 50th annual dinner at the Sicklehome golf course in Bamford, the same venue that we used for our 40th Anniversary.

The price of this meet includes the cost of the dinner at Sickleholme golf course. A menu will be circulated nearer the time and menu choices collated by the committee. The committee will arrange transport to and from the dinner venue on Saturday night.

Check in time is after 4pm on the Friday and we have to leave by 11am on the Sunday.


Local Information

The bunkhouses are 2 minutes walk from the pub in Bamford.


Facilities

Members need to bring a sleeping bag.
The bunkhouses have gas central heating and drying facilities.
Homestead has 2 bathrooms with 2 toilets and showers in each, a large day room with oak seating and a fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker.
Cheesecake is self contained, with a shower and a toilet and is equipped with a kitchen having cooking rings, a microwave oven, a toaster and kettle.


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Nov 04, 2024


Last refund date:

Nov 01, 2024


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Meet 1250 Dates Nights Price# Places
Yorkshire Dales Dec 06 - Dec 08, 2024 2 £98.24
Beech Lodge
Malham Cove. Photo copyright: Steven Feather on Flickr. Licence: NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Beech Lodge


Pinecroft,
Ingleton,
North Yorkshire,
LA6 3DP
LA6 3DP

Accommodation:
Three - all containing bunkbeds, sleeping 6, 5 and 4, respectively.

Website:
Beech Lodge

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:

Lat/Lon: N54.1417 W2.4618    Postcode: LA6 3DP


About this meet

A weekend at Beech Lodge just a mile outside Ingleton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and Three Peaks country.


Local Information

Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent are all accessible together with easier options such as the spectacular waterfalls of the Rivers Doe and Twiss.


Facilities

The lodge has a capacity of 15 and has underfloor heating throughout and is fully double glazed. It contains 3 Bedrooms all with built in bunkbeds, sleeping 6, 5 and 4 people respectively.

The large kitchen/diner is equipped with everything needed for self-catering including a large oven, hobs, grill, fridge/freezer and and dishwasher. The lounge has ample soft seating plus free wi-fi.

Mens, ladies and disabled shower and toilet facilities and a storage/drying room are all situated downstairs.

Beech Lodge has its own parking area with plenty of space.

Nearby: outdoor pool closed in December, but cafes, pubs, bakery, climbing wall and gear shops in Ingleton.


Links:

Local Walks Link 1


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Nov 29, 2024


Last refund date:

Nov 26, 2024


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Meet 1255 Dates Nights Price# Places
Scottish Winter 2025 Feb 15 - Feb 22, 2025 7 TBC
Gleniscarp Cottage, Aviemore
Photo credit: Rachel Smart, Pixabay.
Gleniscarp Cottage, Aviemore

Accommodation:
Four twin bedrooms, one en-suite.

Website:
Gleniscarp Cottage, Aviemore


About this meet

You really can't get a better location for some snow! Aviemore is the adventure centre for the whole area with everything from classic Munros to low level walking and lots of other activities for a day off. And return to some very comfortable accommodation (see pics on accommodation website).


Facilities

A tastefully-presented detached stone cottage in the heart of Aviemore in the stunning Cairngorms National Park. Superbly appointed throughout, this spacious and very well-equipped Aviemore cottage oozes comfort and style, and is ideal for a family or group of friends who want to enjoy the wonderful array of activities available in and around Aviemore. Separate bathroom and ground floor shower room. Kitchen with dining area, comfy seating and multi-fuel stove. Utility/drying room. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove. Two sun rooms. Oil central heating with multi-fuel stoves. Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Sky, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Off road parking for 4 cars. Shops and pubs 5 mins walk.


Links:

Local Walks Link 1

Local Walks Link 2


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Feb 01, 2025


Last refund date:

Jan 04, 2025


Meet is confirmed but not yet open for bookings


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Meet 1257 Dates Nights Price# Places
Stubai Alps - centre based Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2025 7 TBC
Self booked
Club members in the Austrian Alps.
Self booked

Website:
Self booked


About this meet

Our base is the town of Neustift im Stubaital which is located about 30km to the South of Innsbruck. There is a good range of self catering apartments and B&Bs.

As this is a self-booked meet you will need to arrange your own accommodation. Once the meet opens, members wanting to book or share accommodation can see offers of places by going to the meet entry on WebCollect and clicking 'Book place' >'Bookings' > 'Show'.

The format for the week will be the same as for our successful trip to Mayrhofen in 2022, i.e. we will use WhatsApp and meet ups in a local bar to arrange activities for each day.

Trip notes are available in the members section of the Club website.


Local Information

This is a typical alpine area with a wide range of walks from a leisurely strolls up to scrambling and via ferrata.


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Jul 05, 2025


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Meet 1259 Dates Nights Price# Places
Stubai Alps - hut tour Jul 19 - Jul 26, 2025 7 TBC
Self booked
Club members in the Austrian Alps.
Self booked

Website:
Self booked


About this meet

This is a follow-on from the centre based week in Neustift im Stubaital. Our route will follow part of the Stubai Hohenweg aka the Stubai Rucksack Route. This popular, well-marked trail visits several high altitude huts amid spectacular mountain scenery with some optional peaks en route. Links below.

The meet is self booked and self led. Trip notes are available in the members section of the Club website.


Links:

Local Walks Link 1

Local Walks Link 2


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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.