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  • High Camp
    00:00
    04/09/2021-05/09/2021

    Coordinator: Carole Smithies 

    To quote Robert Kennedy: “Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are
    times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in
    the history of mankind.” And whilst we seem to be on the road to the new normality,
    these are still times of uncertainty. So, all I can say at the moment is, yes, there will
    most definitely be a High Camp this year – what sort remains to be seen.
    If the rules allow, we will have a real High Camp somewhere in England. Given I
    have a damaged shoulder (suspected partially-torn rotator cuff) I may be calling on
    the help of a squad of mountain porters to assist my ascent. So, what’s new, I hear
    you shout!

    However, if we are locked down/in again, well, as Robert Kennedy averred,
    interesting times create inventive minds. And yes folks, if we have to, we’ll head off
    for our second virtual High Camp. We’ll climb into our home-based tents, bivvy bags
    and portaledges, recline on our sofas, chairs and sitting room floors, joined again no
    doubt by various cats, dogs, rodents and maybe even a hedgehog or two. Last year
    our combined Height Above Sea Level (HASL) took us to the top of Mont Blanc. We
    topped out with a HASL of 16,033 feet, but be warned, I shall expect much better this
    year.
    I’ll let you know which it is to be in mid-August and what, if any, special rules will
    apply. So, keep an eye out for website and email updates. Meantime, fingers crossed
    for a real High Camp on a real Hill.

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  • High Camp
    00:00
    05/09/2021-05/09/2021

    Coordinator: Carole Smithies 

    To quote Robert Kennedy: “Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are
    times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also the most creative of any time in
    the history of mankind.” And whilst we seem to be on the road to the new normality,
    these are still times of uncertainty. So, all I can say at the moment is, yes, there will
    most definitely be a High Camp this year – what sort remains to be seen.
    If the rules allow, we will have a real High Camp somewhere in England. Given I
    have a damaged shoulder (suspected partially-torn rotator cuff) I may be calling on
    the help of a squad of mountain porters to assist my ascent. So, what’s new, I hear
    you shout!

    However, if we are locked down/in again, well, as Robert Kennedy averred,
    interesting times create inventive minds. And yes folks, if we have to, we’ll head off
    for our second virtual High Camp. We’ll climb into our home-based tents, bivvy bags
    and portaledges, recline on our sofas, chairs and sitting room floors, joined again no
    doubt by various cats, dogs, rodents and maybe even a hedgehog or two. Last year
    our combined Height Above Sea Level (HASL) took us to the top of Mont Blanc. We
    topped out with a HASL of 16,033 feet, but be warned, I shall expect much better this
    year.
    I’ll let you know which it is to be in mid-August and what, if any, special rules will
    apply. So, keep an eye out for website and email updates. Meantime, fingers crossed
    for a real High Camp on a real Hill.

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  • A: Weag’s Bridge, Waterhouses & Calton; 11.0ml
    B: Weag’s Bridge, Mere Hill, Waterhouses, Manifold Way; 8.3ml
    All day
    08/09/2021

    A: Weag’s Bridge, Grindon, Waterfall, Calton & Wetton; 11.0ml
    Coordinator: Tim Taylor
    Start: Weag’s Br, Manifold, SK100542
    Pub: The Royal Oak, Wetton;
    Maps: Dark Peak W – 119 Buxton, Matlock & Dove Dale
    Route AM: fps SWly then NWly to Grindon, fps SWly Felthouse 071531, fps/rd/fp SE/S by Gibgreen, Waterfall Ch (Norman Chancel Arch) to rd jcn 082513, rd/fp SE over Lamber Low and Pitchings Farm to river.  North to 095510, fp Ely twd Calton (lunch).
    Route PM: fp/Rd/fp to 103504, fp Nwly to Slade Ho, fps to rd nr Throwley Cott 104517, rd/ancient ln Nly, to Beeston Tor Fm; stepping stones Nly fp/rd/fp to Royal Oak at Wetton, busy, open until 4:00pm, B team there early doors.  Either lift from B team to cars or W via Thor’s Cave and Sly  to Weag’s Bridge and cars.

    B: Weag’s Bridge, Mere Hill, Waterhouses, Manifold Way; 8.3ml
    Coordinator: Gerry (Geraldine) Goldsmith
    Start: Weag’s Br, Manifold, SK100542
    Pub: Ye Old Crown, Waterhouses
    Maps: Dark Peak W – 119 Buxton, Matlock & Dove Dale
    Route AM 4.3mi: trk S/E to 105540 (Beeston Tor Farm), trk SE/S/SW/S over Mere Hill. Rd SW/S to
    102510, trk S to Calton. Rd SW to A road, rd W to 088502, fp W to road, N to pub.
    Route PM 4mi: retrace fp,rd to 091501, NE/N/NE on Manifold Way, to 103541. W to car park.

  • Hobson Moor & Waggon & Horses
    16:00 -22:00
    08/09/2021

    Coordinator: Andy Stewart

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  • Saddleworth Five Trigs
    All day
    11/09/2021

    Coordinator: Pete Edgerton 

    This circuit of roughly 20 miles could be described as a connoisseur’s walk if the
    conditions are good, or a bog trot if not! We shall start in Greenfield and visit the
    trigs of Alphin, Featherbed Moss to the south of the Chew Reservoir (we all know what
    that name means), Black Hill, West Nab off the Meltham road and finally Broadstone
    Hill, returning via the obelisk above Pots and Pans. I have tried to book good weather
    but they can’t guarantee it will be delivered in time.
    Meet at 0830 on Friezeland Lane by the back of the Robert Scott factory, where
    there is usually parking available at weekends. Let me know beforehand if you are
    intending to come along so I don’t leave without you.

  • Scottish Island Meet – Cancelled
    All day
    11/09/2021-13/09/2021

    Coordinator: Andy Llewellyn

    Due to Covid issues with this booking unfortunately we have had to cancel this Meet 

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  • A: Clwyd range & Moel Famau; 10.0ml
    B: tba
    All day
    15/09/2021

    A: Clwyd range & Moel Famau; 10.0ml
    Coordinator: Geoff Edge
    Start: Car park at Bwlch Penbarra SJ161606; on minor road of the A494 from Tafarn-y-Gelyn to
    Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd
    Maps: OS Landranger 117 Wrexham (OS Explorer 265)
    Route: Offa’s dyke path to Moel Famau, continue to Moel Dywyll, Moel Arthur(145 660) then turn back
    to path crossroads at 147657, down track SW and traverse the lower slopes of Clwyd ridge at about 200m
    contour until 149605 where a path leads up to the car park.

    B: tba

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  • Beudy Mawr Climbing
    All day
    18/09/2021-19/09/2021

    Coordinator: Richard Brewster
    My plan – subject to the prevailing circumstances – is to arrive on the Friday
    evening, go climbing on the Saturday on some VS classics like Direct route, Dinas Mot.
    On Saturday night I’ll do a veggie curry and on Sunday either more classics or a
    scramble day.
    All alternative variations to this itinerary are acceptable… just Get Out There.

  • Kayaking Scotland
    All day
    18/09/2021-19/09/2021

    Coordinators: Gary Bunting & Pete Adams 

    Owing to the covid-19 situation and other factors, it is not yet clear whether this
    meet will be possible. Please see the website or contact the organisers for
    clarification near the time.

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  • Beudy Mawr Climbing
    All day
    19/09/2021-19/09/2021

    Coordinator: Richard Brewster
    My plan – subject to the prevailing circumstances – is to arrive on the Friday
    evening, go climbing on the Saturday on some VS classics like Direct route, Dinas Mot.
    On Saturday night I’ll do a veggie curry and on Sunday either more classics or a
    scramble day.
    All alternative variations to this itinerary are acceptable… just Get Out There.

  • Kayaking Scotland
    All day
    19/09/2021-19/09/2021

    Coordinators: Gary Bunting & Pete Adams 

    Owing to the covid-19 situation and other factors, it is not yet clear whether this
    meet will be possible. Please see the website or contact the organisers for
    clarification near the time.

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  • A: Rainow, Bollington, Lamaload. Walker Barn; 10.5ml
    B: Kerridge, White Nancy, Snipe House, Works & Rainow; 6.8ml
    All day
    22/09/2021

    A: Rainow, Bollington, Brink Farm,Lamaload. Walker Barn,Rainow; 10.5ml, 2000ft
    Coordinator: Chris Wilkshire
    Start: Robin Hood, Rainow SJ952760
    Pub: Robin Hood in Rainow (Early Doors); (open 12 – 11)
    Route: Footpaths North from Rainow passing Savio House to road junction at 946779. Following Gritstone Trail NE to Brinks Farm then SSW to Four Lane Ends (962771). At Four Lane Ends road junction take Pike Road SEly to Smith Lane then ¼ mile Wly to footpath on left to Lamaload Water Works.(968755) Then SW to Walker Barn (957240, then NW to Hordern Farm , Brookhouse, cross river near Thornsett Farm  and back to the Robin Hood.
    NB:Distance about 10.5 miles + 2000 ft ascent.


    B: Kerridge, White Nancy, Snipe House, Works & Rainow; 6.8ml
    Coordinator: Gerry (Geraldine) Goldsmith
    Start: Roadway outside Hollin Hotel, Kerridge SJ935772
    Pub: Robin Hood in Rainow SJ 952762
    Maps: 118 Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield
    Route AM 4.6mi: Road and steps to White Nancy 939771, S along ridge to cross B5470 at 947757. Rd N
    100m, rd/trk SE/NE by Snipe House to Works 968755. Fp/trk/rd NW/Wly to pub.
    Route PM 2mi: Rds N/NW to Gritstone Trail at Savio House 946772. Trl/rd Wly to cars.

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  • Western Yorkshire Dales walk – Gragerth and Grag Hill Horseshoe – 10mile, 5 ½ hour
    All day
    25/09/2021

    Saturday 25th September 2021, Western Yorkshire Dales walk – Gragerth and Grag Hill Horseshoe

    Co-ordinator: David Nightingale

    Join me for a 10mile, 5 ½ hour, hill walk exploring an enchanting but less well-known area of the Yorkshire Dales, easily accessible from Junction 34 or 36 of the M6.

    Our circular route will start near Leck Fell House above the village of Cowan Bridge on the A65. We will explore the dry riverbed of Ease Gill, its sinkholes and cave entrances, climb to the trig point on Crag Hill (682m) and then follow a high-level circuit of Great Coum (687m), Green Hill (628m) and Gragerth (627m) before returning to our start point. If the weather’s fair we’ll be treated to extensive views of Whernside and Ingleborough, the Lake District, the Howgill Fells and the Lancashire Coast.

    Meet/park at 10.00 am at the informal parking area close to Leck Fell House where there is limited parking GR SD 674 789. Leave the A65 at Cowan Bridge and follow sign for Leck. Keep on the lane through Leck and follow the single track fell road for three miles, to a parking area where the road ends a few yards before Leck Fell House.

    To book a place on the meet: please email David:  david.nightingale321@gmail.com or text/phone 07584 933 844

    Before contacting me, could you please read the guidance about Meets that is on the website to ensure you are happy to abide by the regulations.

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  • A: Friden, Heathcote, Alstonefield & Biggin Dale; 12.0ml
    B: Friden & Biggin; 7.8ml
    All day
    29/09/2021

    A: Friden, Heathcote, Beresford Dale, Alstonefield & Biggin Dale; 12.0ml
    Coordinator: Stephen Wells
    Start: Friden, High Peak Trail, SK172607
    Pub: George, Alstonefield; Now a “fine dining restaurant” – use Cafe or The Watts Russell Arms in
    Hopedale instead?
    Maps: White Peak W & E
    Route AM: Rds to A515 Newhaven 166601; fps Wly by Horseshoe Plantation, Chapel Fm, to rd 145599;
    ln/rd/fp SWly to fb Beresford Dale 131584; fps W/Sly/SE by How Narrowdale to spot ht 301 134562; fps
    SW to Alstonefield, The George
    Route PM: Rd/ln/fp NEly by Gypsy Bank down to Dove 144569; stepping stones well under water &
    impassible, diversion S to Coldeaton Br; Dove & Biggin Dales Nly to rd Dale End 148595; rd ESE to
    Biggin Church; fps/rds NEly by Newhaven to Friden,.

    B: Friden & Biggin; 7.8ml
    Coordinator: Gerry (Geraldine) Goldsmith
    Start: Friden, High Peak Trail, SK172607
    Pub: Waterloo Inn, Biggin 152595
    Maps: – 1:25,000: White Peak W & E
    Route AM 4.0 mi: High Peak Trail NW to 160620, lane SW to rd 152614, rd SW to Tissngton Trail. Trl
    S/SE to 159596, fp/rd SW/W to pub.
    Route PM 3.8 mi: Rd/trk E/SE to172587, fp/trk E/NE to High Peak Trail 185590. Trl NWly to Friden
    and cars

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