Meets Calendar

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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  • Yorkshire Dales/Bowland weekend
    All day
    03/02/2023-05/02/2023

     

    3 – 5 February 2023 

    Yorkshire Dales/ Bowland Mike Gregg 

    Cave, bike, climb, run or walk. Based in Clapham, in a modern hut with central heating and log fire, (and a kindred club hut fee of £10 per night) on the edge of both the Dales and Bowland. I’ll have a couple of walks up my sleeve in case you can’t decide what to do. Let me know by close of play on Tuesday 31 January that you plan to come and I will provide you with a meal on Saturday night (with a vegetarian option). 

    Further details about the hut, including location, can be found at: https://www.yrc.org.uk/venues/lowstern/

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  • Yorkshire Dales/Bowland weekend
    All day
    04/02/2023-05/02/2023

     

    3 – 5 February 2023 

    Yorkshire Dales/ Bowland Mike Gregg 

    Cave, bike, climb, run or walk. Based in Clapham, in a modern hut with central heating and log fire, (and a kindred club hut fee of £10 per night) on the edge of both the Dales and Bowland. I’ll have a couple of walks up my sleeve in case you can’t decide what to do. Let me know by close of play on Tuesday 31 January that you plan to come and I will provide you with a meal on Saturday night (with a vegetarian option). 

    Further details about the hut, including location, can be found at: https://www.yrc.org.uk/venues/lowstern/

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  • Yorkshire Dales/Bowland weekend
    All day
    05/02/2023-05/02/2023

     

    3 – 5 February 2023 

    Yorkshire Dales/ Bowland Mike Gregg 

    Cave, bike, climb, run or walk. Based in Clapham, in a modern hut with central heating and log fire, (and a kindred club hut fee of £10 per night) on the edge of both the Dales and Bowland. I’ll have a couple of walks up my sleeve in case you can’t decide what to do. Let me know by close of play on Tuesday 31 January that you plan to come and I will provide you with a meal on Saturday night (with a vegetarian option). 

    Further details about the hut, including location, can be found at: https://www.yrc.org.uk/venues/lowstern/

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  • A: Shillito Wood, Cartledge, Common Side, Cutthorpe, Linacre & Moorhall; 12.25ml
    B: Chapel Milton, Eccles Pike & Buxworth; 6.9ml
    10:00 -16:00
    08/02/2023

    A: Shillito Wood, Cartledge, Common Side, Cutthorpe, Linacre & Moorhall; 12.25ml
    Done: 16/10/2002 (Ian Howie)
    Start: Parking Shillito Wood SK295750
    Pub: Peacock Inn, Cutthorpe
    Maps: – 1:25,000: White Peak E
    AM Route : (7 mi) Rd SSW to rd junction 294748; track/ fps/rd N/Ely by Fox Lane Plnttn, junction 293766, Bank Wood to B6051 311765; fp NEly S of Horsleygate to rd Cartledge Hall 323773; lane/rd/fp SEly by Brindwoodgate, ‘Dam’ to rd junction Common Side 340754; rd/fps/Ford!/Common Lane Sly to rd Cutthorpe 344735; rd SWly to 340733, Peacock Inn.
    PM. Route : (5.25 mi) Rd 250m Ely, overshooting planned fp; lane SEly to Cutthorpe Hall; fp SWly to fp junction 342725; fps & various concession paths Wly by Water Works, Linacre Wood, , to fp junction 317727; fps/rd/fp N/NW by Bluster Castle, Barlow Grange, Grange Wood to rd Moorhall 310747; rd 1.5km W to 296747; informal fp N thro wood to cars

    B: Chapel Milton, Eccles Pike & Buxworth; 6.9ml
    Done: 26/01/2022
    Start: Chinley Chapel SK055820
    Pub: Navigation, Buxworth 023820
    Maps: Dark Peak W
    AM Route: Rd E 200m, fp SW/W under rly to rd 051818. Rd SW to Laneside 049815, fp WSW to Eccles Pike. Fp 100m S to rd, rd WSW by Hilltop to Sunart 020808. Trk/fp/rd Nly to Buxworth, Navigation.
    PM Route: Trl Ely to rd 050817, rd 100m NE to 051818. Fp E, under rly & over FB, trk/rds NE/W to cars.

  • Awesome Walls Stockport
    18:00 -22:00
    08/02/2023

    Wall climbing.

    Afterwards at The Magnet, SK4 1HJ, on the A6.

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  • Running weekend Beudy Mawr
    All day
    10/02/2023-12/02/2023

    Co-ordinator ; Penny Collier

    Come and join us to experience some of the best fell running in the UK. Four of us (from Dark Peak Fell Runners) are joining forces to lead or suggest routes for the Saturday (6-7 hours at a VERY steady pace). We are no longer fast on the fells but we do love a big day out.

    We will provide food (with Veggie option) on the Saturday night. Please contact me with any questions, bookings or dietary requirements.

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  • Running weekend Beudy Mawr
    All day
    11/02/2023-12/02/2023

    Co-ordinator ; Penny Collier

    Come and join us to experience some of the best fell running in the UK. Four of us (from Dark Peak Fell Runners) are joining forces to lead or suggest routes for the Saturday (6-7 hours at a VERY steady pace). We are no longer fast on the fells but we do love a big day out.

    We will provide food (with Veggie option) on the Saturday night. Please contact me with any questions, bookings or dietary requirements.

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  • Running weekend Beudy Mawr
    All day
    12/02/2023-12/02/2023

    Co-ordinator ; Penny Collier

    Come and join us to experience some of the best fell running in the UK. Four of us (from Dark Peak Fell Runners) are joining forces to lead or suggest routes for the Saturday (6-7 hours at a VERY steady pace). We are no longer fast on the fells but we do love a big day out.

    We will provide food (with Veggie option) on the Saturday night. Please contact me with any questions, bookings or dietary requirements.

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  • ZOOM – Brian Hall High Risk, Climbing to Extinction
    19:00 -21:00
    14/02/2023

    Brian Hall High Risk, Climbing to Extinction

    A Zoom Indoor Meet

    Brian Hall is an internationally certified mountain guide, who’s numerous credits include the BAFTA award-winning film Touching the Void and founding the Kendal Mountain Film Festival. He will be sharing some tales from his book: High Risk, Climbing to Extinction (see https://rucksackclub.org/2022/08/07/book-review-high-risk-climbing-to-extinction-by-brian-hall )

    Zoom details to be supplied

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  • A: Standedge, Marsden, Pule-Hill; 12.0ml
    B: Middlewood Way, Lyme Park; 7.4ml
    10:00 -16:00
    15/02/2023

    A: Standedge, Marsden, Pule-Hill; 12.0ml
    Coordinator: Ian Helliwell
    Start: A62 at the end of Redbrook Res dam SE025099; park on verge (or end of Mount Road SE028101)
    Pub: The Station or The Riverhead Marsden
    Maps: OLl21 South Pennines, OL1 Dark Peak
    Route: North on footpath round to Thieves Clough. Ascend to meet Pennine Way. Follow Pennine way north to SE004121. NE to March Hill (if too boggy we’ll turn right down Rapes Highway). E down to March Haigh res. Eastward to Tunnel End via The Dean, Lower Green Owlers and footpaths to Berry Greave. Canal to Marsden. Pub (either the Station or The Riverhead).
    Pack horse bridge at SE047117 then S to A62. Footpaths S via Manor Farm to ascend and head W to air shafts at Firth Pule. W then N to follow edge up to summit of Pule Hill. S down to cross Mount Rd continue S to SE033097 then SW to SE035097. Follow gutter E then SW then W round to Swellends Res. E to Black Moss res and Pennine Way. N to meet the old road (Standedge Trail). E to SE031096. N round to Redbrook Res and back to the cars.

    B: Middlewood Way, Lyme Park; 7.4ml
    Done: 01/09/2021
    Start: car park by Middlewood Way SJ942827
    Pub: Boars Head Poynton    SJ943833
    Maps: Dark Peak West
    AM Route: to rd, fp E/SE via Haag Farm to canal. Cross, fp/rd ENE to 955824, S/E to Bowstonegate,    N/NW/N over Cage Hill, Parkgate, trk SW to Macclesfield Canal. Towpath S to 945832, where cross rd to pub.
    PM Route: Middlewood Way S to cars.

  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    15/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

  • Summit Up Oldham
    18:00 -22:00
    15/02/2023

    Wall climbing.

    Afterwards at the Ashton Arms, Oldham.

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  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    16/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

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  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    17/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

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  • Derbyshire Day Walk
    All day
    18/02/2023

    Bleaklow – the best hill in Derbyshire         Andy Llewellyn

    Meet at Old Glossop (GR 046947) for a walk of up to twenty miles visiting a
    number of the stones on and around Bleaklow and the Outer Edges. Depart Glossop at
    8.30.
    The walk will be a slight variation on the previously undertaken Bleaklow stones
    route taking in a couple of the infamous Bell’s Wells (if we can find them). In years
    gone by there would be a minimum of twenty joining a Derbyshire walk, but numbers
    have been steadily falling over the past decade or so. It would therefore be brilliant if
    we can get at least twenty out on the day so please come along to join in the fun, be
    it for the whole walk, or just part of it, as the planned route has many options to cut
    a few miles along the way if so required. Or indeed just do your own thing but join us
    for some liquid refreshments at the Queens Arms in Old Glossop where we should be
    from about 4.30 onwards.
    Come along and ‘get out there’ again

  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    18/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

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  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    19/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

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  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    20/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

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  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    21/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

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  • A: Mow Cop, Bosley Cloud; 11.5ml
    B: Mow Cop, Ackers Crossing, Macclesfield Canal; 8.6ml
    10:00 -16:00
    22/02/2023

    A: Mow Cop, Bosley Cloud; 11.5ml
    Coordinator: Geoff Pettengell
    Start: Mow Cop Castle NT CP SJ859576
    Maps: Landranger 118: Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Explorer 268: Macclesfield & Congleton, 258: Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
    Route: Mow Cop to Bosley Cloud and then back to Mow Cop using some of the Gritstone trail and some other paths/tracks.

    B: Mow Cop, Ackers Crossing, Macclesfield Canal; 8.6ml
    Coordinator: Ian Wasson
    Start: Mow Cop Castle NT CP SJ859576
    Pub: ED Ash Inn, Mow Cop
    Maps: Landranger 118: Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Explorer 268: Macclesfield & Congleton, 258: Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
    Route: E to Mow Cop Castle, NE on Gritstone Trail to 866584, where N to Corda Well Tank. SWly to Ackers Crossing, E/SW by canal, follow to 834562 where SE/E to Rd. E on rd, fp N to Mow Cop and cars.

  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    22/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

  • BlocHaus Openshaw
    18:00 -22:00
    22/02/2023

    Bouldering wall climbing.

    34 Wood Street,
    Openshaw,
    M11 2FB

    Afterwards at the Vale Cottage.

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  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    23/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

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  • Winter Climbing Craigallan
    All day
    24/02/2023-26/02/2023

    Winter Climbing – Craigallan      Kevin Wheeler

    Join me for my annual winter meet at Craigallan from 24-26 February. Whether
    you’re up for some exciting winter routes on the Ben or in Glencoe, or a just a plod
    up a snowy Munro or Corbett, there’s always lots to interest and Fort William is close
    if the weather really is too foul to go out! I’ll do a veggie (vegan) chilli on the
    Saturday night with all the trimmings followed by crumble and custard. Come for the
    food, the beer and the craic if nothing else. P.S. Bring your own beer!

  • Climbing in Josito, Turkey
    All day
    24/02/2023-24/02/2023

    15 – 24 February (approx.)
    Climbing in Josito, Turkey      John Warburton 

    I’m hoping to get a team together in February 2023, staying at Josito climbing
    base near Antalya. See www.josito climbing.de. It looks amazing, with great
    accommodation and easy walking to a multitude of crags. We would fly
    Manchester/Antalya for around £240. There are three in the team up to now.

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  • Winter Climbing Craigallan
    All day
    25/02/2023-26/02/2023

    Winter Climbing – Craigallan      Kevin Wheeler

    Join me for my annual winter meet at Craigallan from 24-26 February. Whether
    you’re up for some exciting winter routes on the Ben or in Glencoe, or a just a plod
    up a snowy Munro or Corbett, there’s always lots to interest and Fort William is close
    if the weather really is too foul to go out! I’ll do a veggie (vegan) chilli on the
    Saturday night with all the trimmings followed by crumble and custard. Come for the
    food, the beer and the craic if nothing else. P.S. Bring your own beer!

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  • Winter Climbing Craigallan
    All day
    26/02/2023-26/02/2023

    Winter Climbing – Craigallan      Kevin Wheeler

    Join me for my annual winter meet at Craigallan from 24-26 February. Whether
    you’re up for some exciting winter routes on the Ben or in Glencoe, or a just a plod
    up a snowy Munro or Corbett, there’s always lots to interest and Fort William is close
    if the weather really is too foul to go out! I’ll do a veggie (vegan) chilli on the
    Saturday night with all the trimmings followed by crumble and custard. Come for the
    food, the beer and the craic if nothing else. P.S. Bring your own beer!

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