Meet Programme
Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Cadair Idris May 07 - May 08, 2021 1 Free 6/6

Photo credit: Snowdonia Park Authority © APCE/SNPA

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While the Club's normal programe is suspended some members are meeting up informally.

A day walk up the highest mountain in Southern Snowdonia (893m). This will be on Friday 7th May (ignore second date above).

Members will need to book their own accommodation if required.

How to find out more and book a place: email address in the members section under 'Informal Meets'.

Not a member yet? - contact us via the form on the Join Us page.


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Peak District Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2021 1 Free 10/10


Hathersage

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While the Club's normal programe is suspended some members are meeting up informally.

Two days walking in classic Peak District scenery, based around Hathersage.

Flexible - come for one day or both.

Members will need to book their own accommodation if required.

How to find out more and book a place: email address in the members section under 'Informal Meets'.

Not a member yet? - contact us via the form on the Join Us page.


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Snowdonia Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2021 4 Free 10/10


Beddgelert

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While the Club's normal programe is suspended some members are meeting up informally.

Five days walking in the heart of Snowdonia, centred on Beddgelert.

Flexible - come for one day or several.

Members will need to book their own accommodation if required.

How to find out more and book a place: email address in the members section under 'Informal Meets'.

Not a member yet? - contact us via the form on the Join Us page.


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Navigation for Beginners Jul 11 - Jul 12, 2021 1 Free 5/5

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While the Club's normal programe is suspended some members are meeting up informally.

As part of the informal meet above one of our members has offered to run a workshop for beginners if there is sufficient interest from those attending. Day flexible (ignore date above).

How to find out more and book a place: email address in the members section under 'Informal Meets'.

Not a member yet? - contact us via the form on the Join Us page.


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Shropshire Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2021 4 Free 10/10


Bishops Castle

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While the Club's normal programe is suspended some members are meeting up informally.

Five days walking in the rolling hills of Shropshire, centred on Bishops Castle.

Flexible - come for one day or several.

Members will need to book their own accommodation if required.

How to find out more and book a place: email address in the members section under 'Informal Meets'.

Not a member yet? - contact us via the form on the Join Us page.


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Cotswolds Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2021 1 Free 10/10

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While the Club's normal programe is suspended some members are meeting up informally.

Two days walking in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, based around Stroud.

Flexible - come for one day or both.

Members will need to book their own accommodation if required.

How to find out more and book a place: email address in the members section under 'Informal Meets'.

Not a member yet? - contact us via the form on the Join Us page.


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Spain - Costa Blanca Oct 09 - Oct 16, 2021 7 £184 10/3
Casa Rural Bovalar
Walking in the Costa Blanca. Photo: Gentian MC
Casa Rural Bovalar


Finca Bovalar,
CV-70,
Barony of Polop,
Spain

Accommodation:
See below

Website:
Casa Rural Bovalar

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:

Lat/Lon: N38.6251 W0.1431

Stop Press - last three places available at 13/04/21.

Better known for the delights of Benidorm, the Costa Blanca is ideal walking country in Autumn with sunshine but not too hot, plentiful hikes of all grades, a few scrambles and infinite sport climbing. There is easy access from Alicante airport which has frequent budget flights from all parts of the UK. Some use of hire cars will be essential - see Trip Notes.

Some possible walks/scrambles are listed below and the aim is to have at least two options each day. Other activities may include via ferrata and canyoning (plus chilling out by the pool).

Hard - Bernia West Summit - steep ascent and descent with exposed scrambling then along a narrow ridge protected by chains. Height gain 510m. Distance 8km.

Moderate - Bolulla Castle - along ancient mule tracks to a ruined castle. Height gain 520m. Distance 8km.

Easy - Collado de Garga - tracks and forest roads for spectacular views. Height gain 275m. Distance 6km.

Rest day - by the pool with the Kindle and/or a trip to the beach at Altea with a tapas lunch in the old town.

We have exclusive use of an air conditioned luxury villa overlooking the bay of Altea - eight bedrooms (mainly twin), seven bathrooms, private garden with sun terraces and outdoor dining, swimming pool and tennis court. See pics on the accommodation link above.

HOW TO BOOK - book online using the link to WebCollect below or download the special booking form from the 'Members Area'.

Links:

https://webcollect.org.uk/gentianclub

https://www.walksinspain.org/wordpress/walks/costa-blanca/

https://costablancamountainfriends.com/


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
SE Lakes Nov 05 - Nov 07, 2021 2 £65 12/12
Rydal Hall Bunkhouse
Lakes View. Photo: Roland Waddilove, Pixabay
Rydal Hall Bunkhouse


Rydal Hall,
Ambleside,
Cumbria.
LA22 9LX

Accommodation:
See details below.

Website:
Rydal Hall Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:

Lat/Lon: N54.4487 W2.98    Postcode: LA22 9LX

More information.

Located between Ambleside and Grasmere this comfortable modern bunkhouse is well situated for local peaks including Helvellyn. The Fairfield Horseshoe starts from the front door and there are plenty of low level options too.

Normally, this would be the Club's annual 'Dinner Meet' with a trip to a local restaurant or pub but due to uncertainties around Covid restrictions we are planning to self cater this year. The meal will still be three courses of quality home cooking with a vegetarian option (and possibly Prosecco and nibbles to start the evening).

ACCOMMODATION - The bunkhouse has a capacity of 29 but numbers will be restricted in order to allow better social distancing. Four dorms (4, 6, 9 and 10 person) of which two are en-suite. Central heating. Comfortable lounge with sofas and wood burner.

HOW TO BOOK - book online using the link to WebCollect below or download a booking form from the 'Members Area'.

NOT A MEMBER YET? - 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://webcollect.org.uk/gentianclub

https://www.mudandroutes.com/best-walks-from-grasmere/


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Oct 08, 2021

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Improve your Navigation Nov 06 - Nov 07, 2021 1 Free 6/6
Improve your navigation
Photo credit: Andrew Martin from Pixabay
Improve your navigation

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Improve your navigation

More information

This free workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience. It will start directly from our accommodation and involve a day 'on the hill' with the opportunity to practice various navigational techniques.

Topics covered will include:

*taking and walking on bearings
*contour interpretation
*feature recognition
*pacing and timing

Please disregard the '1 night' above. There is no night navigation and the event will finish in good time to get back to our accommodation before the evening meal.

HOW TO BOOK - book online using the link to WebCollect below or email the Meet Booking Secretary.

Links:

https://webcollect.org.uk/gentianclub

https://www.mountain-training.org/publications/navigation


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Oct 09, 2021

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Yorkshire Dales Dec 03 - Dec 06, 2021 3 £75 Full
Holly Lodge
Yorkshire Dales in Winter. Photo: Gentian MC.
Holly Lodge


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

Accommodation:
Three

Website:
Holly Lodge

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:

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

A long weekend at Holly Lodge 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.

ACCOMMODATION - the lodge has a capacity of 10 but numbers will be restricted to allow better social distancing. 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, bakery, climbing wall and gear shops in Ingleton (1m).

HOW TO BOOK - book online using the link to WebCollect below or download a booking form from the 'Members Area'.

NOT A MEMBER YET? - 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://webcollect.org.uk/gentianclub

https://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/things-to-do/get-outdoors/yorkshire-three-peaks/


Closing date for booking on this meet:

Nov 13, 2021

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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Welsh Winter Jan 21 - Jan 23, 2022 2 TBC 16/16
Moelwyn Bunkhouse
Snowdon. Photo credit: Drew Collins on Unsplash.
Moelwyn Bunkhouse


Plas y Brenin,
Capel Curig,
Conwy,
Wales.
LL24 0ET

Accommodation:
See below.

Website:
Moelwyn Bunkhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:

Lat/Lon: N53.1024 W3.9184    Postcode: LL24 0ET

This trip has been rolled-over from 2021. All details inc dates are provisional.

Situated in the heart of Snowdonia, the bunkhouse is part of the Plas y Brenin National Mountaineering Centre complex at Capel Curig. There is easy access to Moel Siabod from the door of the bunkhouse or a short car journey to the foot of Snowden or the mountains of the Ogwen valley.

* Three bedrooms - all bunks - one 2 pers, one four pers, one 10 pers.
* Three shower rooms.
* Central heating throughout.
* Drying room in main building.
* Real ale bar serving meals on site plus climbing wall.

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


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Scottish Winter Mar 05 - Mar 12, 2022 7 £TBA 10/10
Kirkton Farmhouse
Approaching Ben Lui. Photo: TGMC
Kirkton Farmhouse


Crianlarich,
Tyndrum,
Stirlingshire
FK20 8RU

Accommodation:
See below.

Website:
Kirkton Farmhouse

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:

Lat/Lon: N56.4192 W4.6603    Postcode: FK20 8RU

This event has been rolled-over from 2021. All details inc dates are provisional.

OPTIONAL WINTER SKILLS TRAINING. If there is sufficient interest, the Club will arrange a one day Winter Skills training event on this meet. This could be run at either Introductory or Intermediate level. If interested, please note on your booking form.

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. Five bedrooms. 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. Five bedrooms. Room 1 - twin; Room 2 - three singles; Room 3 - two singles and one double; Room 4 - one single and a double; Room 5 -twin.

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/argyll/tyndrum.shtml


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
Austrian Alps Jul 09 - Jul 16, 2022 7 Free 20/20
Mayrhofen
photo credit: gsibergerin on Pixabay
Mayrhofen

Website:
Mayrhofen

Directions via Google Maps/Sat Nav:

Lat/Lon: N47.1666 E11.8627

More information

Suggestions will be provided but members are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and booking their own accommodation. The Club's role will be will be limited to providing information and coordination. See Members section for a downloadable information sheet on travel, accommodation and the resort.

There will be a Whats App group for this meet. To join, email your phone number to the contact provided in the Members section.

Mayrhofen lies in the Zillertal Alps of Austria and is an excellent walking and mountaineering centre with plenty to go at of all grades. Good public transport to get there and get around. Accommodation of all types and many restaurants to meet up in. Also two cable cars to get the day started. Other activities include via ferrata, canyoning, bouldering and MTB.


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Meet Dates Nights Price# Places/Left
SE Lakes Sep 09 - Sep 11, 2022 2 TBC 16/16
Little Langdale Cottage
Little Langdale Cottage. Photo: copyright Fylde MC
Little Langdale Cottage

Accommodation:
See details below.

Website:
Little Langdale Cottage

This trip has been rolled-over from 2021. All details inc dates provisional.

Lots of classic walks within easy reach of this club hut. See link below.

Two dormitories sleeping 6 and 10. Fully equipped kitchen. Dining room. Two x WC and two x showers. Large drying room.

HOW TO BOOK - booking form in 'Members Area' or see 'How to Join'. A reserve list will operate when trips 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.html?s=Little+Langdale,+Cumbria&e=331500&n=503500


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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.