Huts

 


Regulations for Booking and Visiting Rucksack Club Huts from end February 2022

The Committee reviewed the Regulations at their meeting on 21th February 2022, following the announcement that England’s restrictions will be lifted on Thursday 24th February. It is widely expected that the same will occur in Wales and Scotland in the near future.  The Committee recognises that this will remain challenging for some members using our huts and it hopes that all members and guests will continue to respect individual concerns. The emphasis on personal responsibility for minimising the risk of the spread of Covid remains and with all this in mind the following has been agreed:

Hut Booking:

  • From end of February all restrictions on numbers staying in the huts will be removed
  • Members wishing to use the huts must check with the relevant hut warden as to availability and have a confirmed booking before visiting a Club hut. Members and visitors must not turn up at a hut without a confirmed booking
  • Consider mid-week bookings/Meets if concerned about numbers staying as, historically, mid-week sees few bookings

Personal responsibilities before visiting a hut:

  • If you have Covid symptoms do not visit a hut
  • If you have had a positive Covid test result within the last 2 weeks (regardless of symptoms, vaccination status or lateral flow status) do not visit a hut
  • If you have been contacted and told to self-isolate, do not visit a hut
  • If you know you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in the last two weeks please do not visit a hut
  • The Club expects all those visiting our huts to be fully vaccinated, whilst recognising that some may have medical reasons for withholding vaccination

General provisions for the use of indoor facilities when at a hut:

  • Good ventilation should be maintained whenever the premises are occupied
  • Please maintain social distancing where possible
  • Cleaning and disinfection of all touch surfaces should be undertaken frequently as per guidance in the huts
  • As each hut is in a different nation, anyone using a hut must be aware of, and abide by, any specific national rules as well as these regulations

Members, guests and outside groups are expected to adhere to these measures. Even so, the Club cannot guarantee there is no risk of infection in its huts. It is left to the judgement of individual members or non-members to determine whether visiting a hut is sensible.

AAT 27th February 2022

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The Club owns three excellent and strategically placed mountaineering huts: Beudy Mawr, High Moss and Craigallan. (Note: Rucksack Club members who login to this site can access a Hut Booking Calendar that gives current availability at the huts.)

Beudy Mawr

Beudy Mawr, the Club’s oldest hut, is situated in the heart of Snowdonia on the edge of Nant Peris at the start of the Llanberis Pass (A4086).

Hut facilities include:

  • Well-equipped kitchen.
  • Dining room and lounge with multi fuel stoves.
  • Drying room with heater.
  • 17 bunks in 2 rooms upstairs including 6 in the Member’s room.
  • Downstairs toilets, urinal, showers and wash-basins.
  • Parking for about 8 cars.
  • Camping is allowed; normal hut fee rates apply (see below).

The Hut is available for use by Members and any guests accompanying them, members of Kindred Clubs and parties from BMC affiliated Clubs. For further information, contact Hut Warden.

High Moss

High Moss

High Moss is situated in the Duddon Valley in the south western Lakes at the foot of the Walna Scar track to Coniston. It is well off the road and access is via a track…and there is no telephone reception!

Hut facilities include:

  • Well-equipped kitchen.
  • Large dining room and lounge both with coal fires.
  • 24 bunks in 5 dormitories.
  • Toilets, showers and wash-basins.
  • Bike store
  • Parking for about 10 cars.
  • Camping is allowed when the hut is full; normal hut fee rates apply (see below).

The Hut is available for use by members and any guests accompanying them, members of Kindred Clubs and parties from BMC affiliated Clubs. For further information, contact Hut Warden.

Craigallan

Craigallan

Craigallan overlooks Loch Linnhe and is situated about 2 miles from Ballachullish on the A828 to Oban; it is within easy reach of Glencoe and Ben Nevis.

Hut facilities include:

  • Well-equipped kitchen.
  • Dining room with log/coal burning stove and lounge with electric fire.
  • Drying room.
  • 12 bunks in two rooms upstairs and overspill sleeping in the lounge for up to 6.
  • Toilets, urinals, shower and wash-basins downstairs and up.
  • Parking for approximately 8 cars and Overspill parking.
  • Camping is allowed when the hut is full; normal hut fee rates apply (see below).

The Hut is available for use by members and any guests accompanying them and members of Kindred Clubs. For further information, contact Hut Warden.

Hut Fees

Member 

 

6.00

Associate Member

 

9.00

Member’s personal guest (including spouses/partners)

 

12.00

Member of a Club (Kindred Club) with reciprocal rights

 

12.00

Kindred Club/Associate Member’s personal guest

 

12.00

BMC/MCofS Member/Club Member

 

12.00

Other user

 

15.00

All under 18 year olds

 

6.00

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