April Meets – So much to look forward to!

April is often a great month in the hills, so the Rucksack Club has a succession of meets to take advantage of the opportunities:

  • Our Easter Meet is at our own hut close to Glencoe, from where parties will no doubt venture onto Ben Nevis, the Glencoe hills and all manner of wild terrain such as across Loch Linnhe in Ardgour. The evenings will be warm social gatherings, with some home-grown entertainment in prospect!
  • On Sunday 14th April we will meet for a day walk of 21km over the hills south of Whaley Bridge – to be concluded with post-walk refreshments  at a local pub.
  • We have a climbing meet planned for 20th April, weather permitting. Our objective will be some of the Peak’s least-visited western gritstone edges north of Leek.
  • Then we have a weekend booked at the enchanting Bryn Hafod hut in mid-Wales, just east of Cader Idris. In addition to the chance to enjoy that great hill, there is the opportunity to explore the less-visited Aran hills.
  • Finally, and extending into May, we have a joint meet with the Climbers’ Club at our Scottish hut near Glencoe. This is a ‘return fixture’ to complement our previous joint meet with the Climbers’ Club at their hut in Cornwall last year. It provides an opportunity to enjoy some of the most rugged mountains in Britain during springtime.

Meanwhile, a few photos from last April of what the Club was getting up to:

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