Co-ordinator: Pete Edgerton
Related upcoming events
20/08/2022 All day
Co-ordinator Helen Pritchard
Please join me for a 32 mile (4400ft) walk from Haworth taking in Brontë history, Stoodley Pike
and beautiful open moors. I plan to follow the circular Haworth Hobble route. I shall leave Haworth
from the church on the main cobbled street at 8 a.m. and move at a brisk walking pace, aiming to
finish by 8 p.m. at the latest. Please pack lots of sandwiches and headtorches… just in case.
Please let me know by the Wednesday before if you plan to join me.
03/09/2022 - 04/09/2022 All day
Co-ordinator: Gareth Llewellyn
For 57 years the High Camp has been one of the iconic meets of the Rucksack Club, always at
the beginning of September, signifying the end of summer and shepherding in the start of the
autumn program. And, surprisingly, over all that time, it has only had two leaders: first that larger-
than-life character, Vin Dillon, who conceived the event and ran it for 27 years. Then it was taken
over by none other than Yorkshire’s very own Carol Smithies. (I believe she’s actually an Essex
It is now my very great privilege to become the third name to be added to that most exclusive
of lists and it would be an honour if you would join me on the Saturday evening for my inaugural
meet which will be on the summit of Mynydd Mawr (SH 540 547) situated almost directly between
Nantlle and the Snowdon Ranger Hostel.
No further details being necessary, it is for yourself to come up with a deviously cunning
expedition to deliver you to the top on the appointed evening, or to drive as high and near as you
are able then saunter up with ease. However, prizes will be awarded for the attendees who achieve
the most interesting means of arriving and have the best sounding plan for exiting the following
morning. (If you are young and pretty, that could be a kiss from the leader; if you are old and
wizened, you might have to settle for a firm hand-shake.)
As a break from tradition, I don’t intend taking alcohol to the summit, and note, there appears
to be no ready supply of water so it may all have to be carried in from the start.
Photo: Gareth Llewellyn/DSCN0065.JPG The Nantlle Ridge and Moel Hebog.
Doug and I recce the summit, can conditions be this good again?
09/09/2022 - 12/09/2022 All day
Co-ordinator: Andy Llewellyn
This is another meet inspired by Geoff Bell, who spotted the Uisinis Bothy (NF 850 333) on the East coast of South Uist as a great place to visit. A couple of trips were planned but times and tides were against us and they never happened. So i thought we should get back there this year. And it's back to basics with a three night backpacking trip planned, staying the middle night in a bothy. For the eagle eyed among you the map does not actually show a building but the grid reference is per the 'Bothy Bible' book and i have seen a picture so hopefully something is there. Either way it is a very small bothy, sleeping only four, so i think tents will be order of the day.
The ferry leaves Mallaig on Fruday 9th September at 13:50 arriving at Lochboisdale 17.20. Then the plan is to arrange transport to drop us at Loch Aineort from where we can walk round the coast a bit and camp for the night. Next day we go around to the bothy via Beinn Mhor and the Gleann Uisinis circuit. Day three we walk out early to the road head at Loch Sgiopoirt. Then transport back to Lochboisdale, but the return ferry timetable is not published yet so watch this space. However having made the long journey to the outer isles it may be worth extending your visit up here.
As I will need to consider transport options to and from Lochboisdale, it would be helpful to have an early indication of numbers wanting ti join the meet. So please let me know on the usual contact details (as per the handbook) if you are interested in coming along.
10/09/2022 All day
Co-ordinator: Andy Stewart
If conditions allow, we will enjoy the great grit and grand views from Kinder Downfall.I'll aim to be there from mid-morning. As always it's subject to the vagaries of the weather of forecast. If it looks like suboptimal for climbing on the Kinder Plateau I'll come up with a more favourable B plan midweek.
17/09/2022 - 18/09/2022 All day
Co-ordinator: Richard Brewster
Despite the designation as a climbing meet, do come along and do whatever you fancy with like-
minded folks. I’ll be aiming to do a ‘classic route’ on either Sat/Sun (last year it was Direct Route
on the Mot) and hopefully other climbs as weather permits.
I hope to head over on Friday afternoon, so some of the A55 climbs are a possibility en route if
anyone is keen.
I’ll cook a veggie/vegan chilli on Sat eve, before a beer or two.
Let me know by Weds evening if you are coming and want nosh, so I know what to bring.
24/09/2022 - 25/09/2022 All day
Co-ordinators: Gary Bunting & Gareth Llewellyn
The canoeing / kayaking meet will be based at Craigallan, which is booked for the meet on
Friday and Sunday nights. The plan is to paddle down Loch Etive on Saturday and stay in / camp by
the Cadderlie bothy, returning on the Sunday. This trip should be suitable for both kayaks and open
canoes. There should plenty of spare time for a longer paddle on the Loch or to explore the
surrounding hills. There are alternative plans depending on the weather. For further details contact
Gareth or Gary as per the handbook.
01/10/2022 - 07/10/2022 All day
Co-ordinator: Gary Bunting
Come and enjoy the highlights of Skye and the isolation of Glen Brittle and stay in the well appointed GBM Hut. As you know there is lots to do on Skye both for bad and good weather (and the many that are both or in between) - from the Cuillin, via the lesser visited peaks and the beautiful coast, to the Talisker distillery tour and much more.
The week has been chosen because it is after the midges (and most of the tourists have departed), and just before the Craigallen working meet. The cost for the six nights will be £120 which is due three months in advance, so i will be asking for it towards the end of June. If you want to reserve one of the bunks don't delay and let me know.
There are currently still places available.
08/10/2022 - 09/10/2022 All day
Co-ordinator: John Patrick
We are back to pre-Covid arrangements so some of those on the Skye meet will join us in their
way home. Anyone else willing to lend a hand in the annual clean-up of the hut is welcome to
attend too. Full catering apart from breakfast will be provided and I will send an update to those
who are on the meet nearer the time.
Please email me if you plan to be there.
15/10/2022 - 16/10/2022 All day
Co-ordinators: Steve Beswick & Boece Cardus
We will be putting together a list of tasks before the Working Meet. At present, we still have some painting to do in the three bunk rooms.
22/10/2022 - 23/10/2022 All day
Co-ordinator: David Nightingale
Join me, for one or both days, to explore the North Yorkshire Moors, an area the Club hasn’t
visited in some years. Although my exact walk routes are still to be planned and recced, day one
may visit Wain Stones Crags and Urra Moor (the highest part of the moors) and day two may visit
Sutton Bank Escarpment, Whitestone Cliffs and Hambleton White Horse.
Accommodation (B and B, hotel, camping, campervan sites) is available in and around Thirsk and
Helmsley on an ‘organise it yourself’ basis.
Full details will appear in the next edition of Meetstaff and on the club website.
If you are interested in attending, please let me know by email and I will keep you informed on
plans as they are confirmed.