Meets Calendar

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The Rucksack Club is privileged to have one of the biggest and most varied programme of meets of any British mountaineering club. Our outdoor meets programme has over 50 meets (weekends or longer) throughout the year. We have a regular programme of Wednesday evening climbing – outdoor during the summer months and indoor during winter – and there is a very active Wednesday Walkers group. In the winter months we have a regular mid-week indoor lecture programme from both members and invited national and international speakers.

 

Meets Calendar: Hover over any event to see details. Click to open event (then scroll to see more info).
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  • Easter Meet

    All day
    01/04/2018-02/04/2018

    The 2018 Easter Meet will be back at Craigallan. It will be a “do as you please” long weekend, so bring whatever kit you need for walking, climbing, skiing, or cycling, and be prepared for the diverse conditions that Scotland can deliver at this time of year. Whatever your plans, you’ll be in good company. Please contact meet co-ordinator if you have any questions and let him know if you will be joining the Meet by 12 March 2018.

    Further information in December’s Meetstaff

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  • Easter Meet

    All day
    02/04/2018-02/04/2018

    The 2018 Easter Meet will be back at Craigallan. It will be a “do as you please” long weekend, so bring whatever kit you need for walking, climbing, skiing, or cycling, and be prepared for the diverse conditions that Scotland can deliver at this time of year. Whatever your plans, you’ll be in good company. Please contact meet co-ordinator if you have any questions and let him know if you will be joining the Meet by 12 March 2018.

    Further information in December’s Meetstaff

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  • Walk: Rushton Spencer old station 936625: 12.75 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    04/04/2018

    Rushton Spencer, Bosley, Bosley Minn, Wincle, Turner’s Pool. Pub Ship Inn, Wincle. Details Gerry Oliver.

  • Climbing: Windgather

    17:00 -22:00
    04/04/2018

    Co-ordinator: Liz Sell

    UK Climbing Link:

    Pub: Swan, Kettleshulme

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  • Scottish ‘wet camp’

    All day
    07/04/2018-08/04/2018

    Hi All, please don’t be put off by the meet title, I’m hoping the wet bit will be underneath us, not on top!!
    Plan so far: Thursday 5th, stay at Craigallan Friday 6th, drive to Bonawe on Loch Etive, load the boats and start the trip about midday. Paddle along the loch to camp on the East shore under Ben Starav, plenty of walking and exploring nearby. Camp here Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday 8th, paddle back to Bonawe. Please get in touch with Meet co-ordinator for more detail or advice.

    Further information in December’s Meetstaff

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  • Scottish ‘wet camp’

    All day
    08/04/2018-08/04/2018

    Hi All, please don’t be put off by the meet title, I’m hoping the wet bit will be underneath us, not on top!!
    Plan so far: Thursday 5th, stay at Craigallan Friday 6th, drive to Bonawe on Loch Etive, load the boats and start the trip about midday. Paddle along the loch to camp on the East shore under Ben Starav, plenty of walking and exploring nearby. Camp here Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday 8th, paddle back to Bonawe. Please get in touch with Meet co-ordinator for more detail or advice.

    Further information in December’s Meetstaff

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  • Walk: Roadside, Ridgegate reservoir 957714, 9.25 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    11/04/2018

    Langley, Shutlingsloe, Wildboarclough, Oakenclough, Sutton. Pub Ryles Arms SJ 942694. Details Mike Gregg.

  • Climbing: Pule Hill

    17:00 -22:00
    11/04/2018

    Approach: A62 from Saddleworth, descend the hill towards Marsden. Park in a layby on the right just past the Carriage House pub and walk up the incline to access the crag.

    Co-ordinator: Craig Hannah

    UK Climbing Link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=318

    Pub: Carriage House [GR028102].

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  • High Moss [not Craigallan]

    All day
    14/04/2018-15/04/2018

    A sincere apology for all those confused as to my cunning plans – clue in the heading. Part of the reason for the confusion is that I have been busy negotiating favourable odds for the weekend with the Lake District sun gods – and they have offered me very favourable odds!! So all are welcome to join me at our Lake District retreat for a fun packed weekend.

    The “plan” is to be a free spirit and do your own thing. That said I plan a walk on Saturday (roughly the Dunnerdale fell race route) but hopefully at a fraction of that pace. Un bon repas (meal anyway) is on offer on Saturday evening for all those that can let me know of their intentions to scoff by Wednesday 11th. (please bring own refreshments). Sunday (weather permitting – ie not too hot to move) I plan to sample the local climbing delights at either Dow or Wallowbarrow crags.

    Hope to see you there……………….

    Dave Woolley [Co-ordinator]

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  • High Moss [not Craigallan]

    All day
    15/04/2018-15/04/2018

    A sincere apology for all those confused as to my cunning plans – clue in the heading. Part of the reason for the confusion is that I have been busy negotiating favourable odds for the weekend with the Lake District sun gods – and they have offered me very favourable odds!! So all are welcome to join me at our Lake District retreat for a fun packed weekend.

    The “plan” is to be a free spirit and do your own thing. That said I plan a walk on Saturday (roughly the Dunnerdale fell race route) but hopefully at a fraction of that pace. Un bon repas (meal anyway) is on offer on Saturday evening for all those that can let me know of their intentions to scoff by Wednesday 11th. (please bring own refreshments). Sunday (weather permitting – ie not too hot to move) I plan to sample the local climbing delights at either Dow or Wallowbarrow crags.

    Hope to see you there……………….

    Dave Woolley [Co-ordinator]

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  • Walk: Upperdale Car Park 177722 (I think): distance….?

    10:00 -16:00
    18/04/2018

    Upperdale, Cressbrookdale, Tansleydale, Litton Slack, Taddington, Deepdale. Pub Queens Arms, Taddington. Details Gwyn Thomas.

  • Hobson Moor Quarry [joint Members/Associate Members meet]

    16:00 -22:00
    18/04/2018

    Co-ordinator: Dom Oughton

    UKC link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=151

    Pub: Wagon and Horses

    Note: this Meet venue has changed from Stoney [as in original Wednesday evening Meets list for 2018] to Hobson Moor and is to be a specific Joint Members/AM meet. [Updated 27/3/18]

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  • Beudy Mawr – 70 years on

    All day
    21/04/2018-22/04/2018

    The lease on Beudy was signed 70 years ago and the first ever meet at the hut was held on the equivalent April weekend in 1947. About a dozen previous Wardens have already signalled their intention to attend this Meet. This advance notice is to help the meet co-ordinators work out some logistics (parking, overflow accommodation, etc) as a lot of people are expected to want to go. Please email co-ordinators for some idea of numbers.

    More information in December’s Meetstaff

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  • Beudy Mawr – 70 years on

    All day
    22/04/2018-22/04/2018

    The lease on Beudy was signed 70 years ago and the first ever meet at the hut was held on the equivalent April weekend in 1947. About a dozen previous Wardens have already signalled their intention to attend this Meet. This advance notice is to help the meet co-ordinators work out some logistics (parking, overflow accommodation, etc) as a lot of people are expected to want to go. Please email co-ordinators for some idea of numbers.

    More information in December’s Meetstaff

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  • Walk: Gradbach 998662. 11.5 miles

    10:00 -17:00
    25/04/2018

    Gradbach, Wolf Edge, Flash, Morridge Top, Royal Cottage, Roach End. Pub Winking Man. Details Tim Taylor.

  • Climbing: New Mills Torrs

    17:00 -22:00
    25/04/2018

    Co-ordinator: Bill Deakin

    UK Climbing Linkhttps://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=149

    Pub: The Rock

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  • Llangollen round

    All day
    28/04/2018-29/04/2018

    Aim to set off from Llangollen Bridge (GR SJ215 422) on the Saturday at 07:30am for a 34 mile circular walk visiting the summits around the Vale of Llangollen with views of Snowdonia, the mid-Wales mountains, the River Dee Valley and the Shropshire Hills (apparently). Highlightswill include: the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain), Moel y Gaer (Welsh for ‘bald hill of the fortress’), and an Iron Age hill fort on the summit of Llantysilio Mountain”. We’ll also throw in the medieval Castell Dinas Bran for good measure (though not officially part of the round).
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    For those interested in making a weekend out of it use campsite (Tower Farm www.towerfarmholidays.co.uk/index.html). Meet co-ordinator will be leading a road bike ride on the Sunday if there are any takers. Alternatively do your own thing as there are plenty of walking, on and off-road cycling, water sports or climbing options nearby. Please let meet co-ordinator know by the Wednesday before if you plan to attend.

    Further information in December’s Meetstaff

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  • Llangollen round

    All day
    29/04/2018-29/04/2018

    Aim to set off from Llangollen Bridge (GR SJ215 422) on the Saturday at 07:30am for a 34 mile circular walk visiting the summits around the Vale of Llangollen with views of Snowdonia, the mid-Wales mountains, the River Dee Valley and the Shropshire Hills (apparently). Highlightswill include: the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain), Moel y Gaer (Welsh for ‘bald hill of the fortress’), and an Iron Age hill fort on the summit of Llantysilio Mountain”. We’ll also throw in the medieval Castell Dinas Bran for good measure (though not officially part of the round).
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    For those interested in making a weekend out of it use campsite (Tower Farm www.towerfarmholidays.co.uk/index.html). Meet co-ordinator will be leading a road bike ride on the Sunday if there are any takers. Alternatively do your own thing as there are plenty of walking, on and off-road cycling, water sports or climbing options nearby. Please let meet co-ordinator know by the Wednesday before if you plan to attend.

    Further information in December’s Meetstaff

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