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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  • Pembroke Weekend
    All day
    01/05/2022-02/05/2022

    Co-ordinator: Jack Helliwell

    I will be arriving at the campsite in Bosherston on the Thursday night (28th April)
    and staying until the Monday (2nd May), please join for as much or as little as you
    like. The campsite is just down the road from the St Govan’s Inn and very close to the
    Range East crags. Although – given the location – I expect this mainly to attract
    climbers, all are very welcome. I’m hoping to organise a group meal in the pub for
    Saturday evening. Get in touch if you have any questions, and remember, it’s always
    sunny in Pembroke

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  • Pembroke Weekend
    All day
    02/05/2022-02/05/2022

    Co-ordinator: Jack Helliwell

    I will be arriving at the campsite in Bosherston on the Thursday night (28th April)
    and staying until the Monday (2nd May), please join for as much or as little as you
    like. The campsite is just down the road from the St Govan’s Inn and very close to the
    Range East crags. Although – given the location – I expect this mainly to attract
    climbers, all are very welcome. I’m hoping to organise a group meal in the pub for
    Saturday evening. Get in touch if you have any questions, and remember, it’s always
    sunny in Pembroke

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  • A: Windgather, Kettleshume, Sponds Hill, Rainow & Jenkin Chapel; 10.0ml
    B: Windgather, Rainow, Jenkin Chapel & Pym Chair  8.5mi
    10:00 -16:00
    04/05/2022

    A: Windgather, Kettleshume, Sponds Hill, Rainow & Jenkin Chapel; 10.0ml
    Coordinator: Geoff Edge
    Start: Windgather Rocks SJ994782
    Pub: Robin Hood, Rainow; OK
    Maps: Dark Peak W; White Peak W – 109 Manchester; 118 The Potteries
    Route AM: Fps/rds N & NWly by Taxal Edge, Clough Fm to Kettleshulme 987799; fp/rd NNW by Lower Cliff Fm to 980809; fps W/SWly up Sweet Hill, by Stag Ho to rd Bakestonedale 956795; fps/lns Sly by Gausie Brow, Billinge Head Fm, E of Rainowlow to Rainow, Robin Hood appx 952762
    Route PM: Rd NEly to 956764; ln/fp Ely by Waggonshaw Brow to rd 975763; rd 200m Nly; fps etc E/ENEly by Jenkin Chapel, Green Booth, Dunge Fm to rd 993787; rd SSE to cars

    B: Windgather, Rainow, Jenkin Chapel & Pym Chair  8.5mi
    Start: Windgather Rocks  SJ994782
    Pub: Robin Hood, Rainow SJ952762
    Maps: Dark Peak W; White Peak W – 109 Manchester; 118 The Potteries
    Route AM 4.5mi: Rds NNW/SW to 989783, fps NWly by Charles Head Farm to rd 975789.
    Fps (swamp at Black Brook best avoided via FB at 966783)
    SW/W by Harrop Fold Farm to 959779, trk/fp/rd SSWly to Billinge Head Fm, E of Rainowlow to Rainow, Robin Hood.
    Route PM 4.0mi: Rd NEly to 956764, ln/fp Ely by Waggonshaw Brow to rd 975763,
    rd 200m Nly; fp/rd Ely by Jenkin Chapel to Pym Chair, Rd N to cars.

  • Frogsmouth Quarry
    16:00 -22:00
    04/05/2022

    https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/frogsmouth_quarry-1109/

    John Jefferies

     

     

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  • High Moss Cycling Weekend
    All day
    07/05/2022-08/05/2022

    Co-ordinator: Ben Llewellyn

    Cycling meet based at High Moss.I will be doing a reasonable length road ride on the Saturday, taking in several of the hills in the area.Join me for this or feel free to come along and do your own thing, on road or off, by bike or on foot. I will provide an evening meal on the Saturday so please let me know by the Tuesday if you will be coming along. Ben.a.llewellyn@outlook.com 07840533115

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  • High Moss Cycling Weekend
    All day
    08/05/2022-08/05/2022

    Co-ordinator: Ben Llewellyn

    Cycling meet based at High Moss.I will be doing a reasonable length road ride on the Saturday, taking in several of the hills in the area.Join me for this or feel free to come along and do your own thing, on road or off, by bike or on foot. I will provide an evening meal on the Saturday so please let me know by the Tuesday if you will be coming along. Ben.a.llewellyn@outlook.com 07840533115

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  • A: Wetton, Alstonefield, Coldeaton Br, Biggin, Hartington & Narrowdale; 11.75ml
    B: Wetton, Hulme End  7.6mi
    10:00 -16:00
    11/05/2022

    A: Wetton, Alstonefield, Coldeaton Br, Biggin, Hartington & Narrowdale; 11.75ml
    Coordinator: Gavin Young
    Start: Wetton car park SK109551
    Pub: Devonshire Arms, Hartington ; Good
    Maps: – 1:25,000: White Peak W & E – 1:50,000: 119 Buxton Matlock & Dove Dale
    Morning Route: (7.5 mi) Fps etc Ely to rd Alstonefield 130556; rd/lane/fp ENEly by Overdale (YH) & (coffee) down to Coldeaton Br 146561; fp E/NE up side dale to rd near Lees Barn; rd 400m SE; Tissington Trl 1.9km Nly to 162585; fps etc Wly/NWly by Greenhead, Dalehead; crossing upper Biggin Dale (lunch) to crossroad junction 137594; Reynards Lane & corner cutting path NWly down to Hartington, Devonshire Arms
    Afternoon Route: (4.25 mi) Fp Sly thro Beresford Dale to FB 131584; over fb & fp/lane SWly/WSWly by Narrowdale, (tea), to rd 117571; rd/fp SWly to fp wall crossing 115567; trespass W/SW up to Tumulus on hill 371 & to fp approx 107558; fp rds etc Sly to cars

    B: Wetton, Hulme End  7.6mi
    Start: Wetton car park SK109551
    Pub: Manifold Inn, Hulme End SK112594
    Maps: White Peak
    Route AM 4mi: Rd, trk NE/N to 107557. Fp NE to top of hill, NW to cross rd at 104572. Fp N to 102576, where N via Ecton Hill to 099584. Descend Wly to rd at 096584. Follow Manifold Trail NE to Hulme End, where E to pub.
    Route PM 3.6mi:  d S,SE via Field Farm to Narrowdale, where SW, cross rd, to Wetton.

  • The Roaches
    16:00 -22:00
    11/05/2022

    https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/roaches_lower_tier-105/

    Andy Tomlinson

     

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  • Bells Wells Revisited (in memory of Geoff Bell)
    All day
    14/05/2022

    Co-ordinator: Jo Wallis 

    Start at Shepley Street in Old Glossop at 8am for the long route or midday for the short route. The long route will be lead by Richard Bradbury and will be taken at a decent pace, aiming to visit most of the wells that were visited on the original walk in 1999. However, the original walk, led by my dad, Geoff Bell was ‘quite a big day out’;a committing 42 miles and 14 hours ‘around Bleaklow and Kinder and back again’. It started and finished in darkness and some were too tired to eat the meat and potato pie my mum, Mary, had cooked. Richard has adapted the long route for this occasion to be around 25 miles, which he estimates will take around 10 hours from an 8am start. 

    An alternative shorter route will also be on offer which I shall lead. My route will skirt Bleaklow then Kinder, starting from Shepley Street at midday. The aim is that we all arrive back at Bank Street around 6pm where my mum will reprise her meat and potato pie (or similar).

    Please contact me for more details and to bagsy yourself some pie (please let me know by Wednesday the 11th to book the pie). There may be a ‘just pie’ option ….please ask. This revisited walk was conceived on our street, when Rucksackers gathered to pay their respects to my dad. There was no wake..no cheese…no wine. We all simply went home.

    Hopefully Covid will allow us to Get Out There and enjoy some fond memories.

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  • A: Alderman Rocks Birchen Clough Raven & Dove Stones Wimberry Rocks; 10.5ml
    B: Coordinator: Debbie Marsh
    10:00 -16:00
    18/05/2022

    A: Alderman Rocks Birchen Clough Raven & Dove Stones Wimberry Rocks; 10.5ml
    Start: Binn Green A635 SE017044
    Pub: None
    Maps: Dark Peak W – 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield
    Route AM: NW/N/E by Alderman Rocks, Slades Rocks (coffee) t 025061, rd E & variously across fence to go ESEly below Standing Stones, Sly across Greenfield Brook (lunch)
    Route PM: SE delightfully up Birchen Clough, edge W/NW/W/Sly by Ashway Rocks, Ravenstones, Dovestones, Chew Resvr Dam to Wimberry Rocks (tea), down rough ground NE from W end of rocks to Ram’s Clough & Oldham Way 020029, Way Nly/W/SW/N to car park.
    (The morning section includes a long trespass after the road crossing, and in my opinion should at least be reconsidered. S.W.)
    NB:Area around Standing Stones is now be Open Access Land (OS and NE Maps) but seems land owner (Upperwood Estate) is trying to block, a diversion around their land could add up to 5mls – or could stay on East side of A635.

    B: Coordinator: Debbie Marsh

  • Stanage Plantation
    16:00 -22:00
    18/05/2022

    https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/stanage_plantation-101/

    Dave Palmer

     

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  • Laddow Climbing & Cave Weekend
    All day
    21/05/2022-22/05/2022

    Co-ordinator: Mark Jenneson

    If Marsden-Edale is the Rucksack Club annual MOT, Laddow is surely its spiritual home. Climbing at Laddow even has its own section in the Centenary Index with thirteen journal articles before 1928.

    My plan is to set off after lunch on Saturday and spend the afternoon and early evening climbing in the sun followed by a relaxing bivy in the cave. The following morning the plan is to explore another couple of nearby crags-Rakes Rocks and Millstone Buttress (first described in 1938 RC Journal by F. Hewitt and L. Kieran).

    You will need to fend for yourself in terms of food but i will bring some wine for all who make it. Day trippers are welcome if the cave does not appeal.

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  • Laddow Climbing & Cave Weekend
    All day
    22/05/2022-22/05/2022

    Co-ordinator: Mark Jenneson

    If Marsden-Edale is the Rucksack Club annual MOT, Laddow is surely its spiritual home. Climbing at Laddow even has its own section in the Centenary Index with thirteen journal articles before 1928.

    My plan is to set off after lunch on Saturday and spend the afternoon and early evening climbing in the sun followed by a relaxing bivy in the cave. The following morning the plan is to explore another couple of nearby crags-Rakes Rocks and Millstone Buttress (first described in 1938 RC Journal by F. Hewitt and L. Kieran).

    You will need to fend for yourself in terms of food but i will bring some wine for all who make it. Day trippers are welcome if the cave does not appeal.

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  • A: Darley Bridge, Matlock, Shining Cliff, Heights of Abraham & Winster; 11.7ml
    B: Darley Bridge, Winster  8.2mi
    10:00 -16:00
    25/05/2022

    A: Darley Bridge, Matlock, Shining Cliff, Heights of Abraham & Winster; 11.7ml
    Coordinator: Tim Taylor
    Start: Darley Br picnic area SK270624
    Pub: Miner’s Standard, Winster; good, comfy, good beers, well received
    Maps: White Peak E – 119 Buxton Matlock & Dove Dale
    Route AM: S over Darley Br, fps etc SEly by Oker to Matlock Br; fps etc SSWly (coffee) by Shining Cliff, Heights of Abraham to 285582; fps/rd NWly by Croft Fm to rd 272591; rd 250m NW; Moorlands Ln 500m WSW; Lst Way WNWly (lunch) by Luntor Rocks 248602 to Winster, Miner’s Standard 238602.
    Route PM: Rd/ln (old Portway)/rd SW/NW/N to 229618; fps NNE/ESE b Rocking Stone Fm to rd Uppertown Fm 240617; Clough & Oldfield Lns Ely to Darley Br & cars
    B: Darley Bridge, Winster  8.2mi
    Coordinator: Gwyn Thomas
    Start: Darley Br picnic area
    Pub: Miners’s Standard, Winster SK274603
    Map: White Peak E
    Route AM 5.5mi: Rd S, cross river, SE/S along Heritage Way to 281608. Fp W to Rd, where S to Snitterton, via Leewold Farm, Jughole Wood to rd 279593. Rd W to junction, trk SW to 266590. Fp NW on Limestone Way via Luntor Rocks to Winster, where rd SW to pub.
    Route PM 2.7mi: Rd/fp N, across Elton Rd, to 240609. NE to Clough Lane, E to Darley Bridge and cars.

  • Bamford
    16:00 -22:00
    25/05/2022

    https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/bamford_edge-87/

    Karen Rose

     

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  • Craigallan 25th (+ 2) Year Celebrations & President’s Meet
    All day
    28/05/2022-05/06/2022

    Coordinator: John Patrick & Andy Tomlinson 

    Since the last edition of Meetstaff, there has been significant interest in our Celebration of the opening of Craigallan and the President’s meet which follow immediately afterwards. At the time of writing 25 people are booked to attend all or part of the event. The hut is almost full for the first part of the week but beds are available from the night of Thursday 2nd of June onwards, as although all campervan places are booked there is space for tents in the garden. Anyone staying elsewhere is, of course, welcome to use the hut throughout the day during the week and to join in any of the three communal meals (Saturday 28th May, Wednesday 1st June and Saturday 4th June). We will send another update to show who is attending to all those involved in early April. By then we hope to be able to confirm a venue for the sit down meal on Wednesday 1st June.

    The long bank holiday weekend at the end of the event may appeal to those who can not manage the full week so remember there is space in the hut from the Thursday night. Those intending to book other accommodation locally, including campsites, should do soon as it is a busy time of year. Please let John know if you are staying elsewhere and to book a place at any of the three meals offered.

     

     

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  • Craigallan 25th (+ 2) Year Celebrations & President’s Meet
    All day
    29/05/2022-05/06/2022

    Coordinator: John Patrick & Andy Tomlinson 

    Since the last edition of Meetstaff, there has been significant interest in our Celebration of the opening of Craigallan and the President’s meet which follow immediately afterwards. At the time of writing 25 people are booked to attend all or part of the event. The hut is almost full for the first part of the week but beds are available from the night of Thursday 2nd of June onwards, as although all campervan places are booked there is space for tents in the garden. Anyone staying elsewhere is, of course, welcome to use the hut throughout the day during the week and to join in any of the three communal meals (Saturday 28th May, Wednesday 1st June and Saturday 4th June). We will send another update to show who is attending to all those involved in early April. By then we hope to be able to confirm a venue for the sit down meal on Wednesday 1st June.

    The long bank holiday weekend at the end of the event may appeal to those who can not manage the full week so remember there is space in the hut from the Thursday night. Those intending to book other accommodation locally, including campsites, should do soon as it is a busy time of year. Please let John know if you are staying elsewhere and to book a place at any of the three meals offered.

     

     

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  • Craigallan 25th (+ 2) Year Celebrations & President’s Meet
    All day
    30/05/2022-05/06/2022

    Coordinator: John Patrick & Andy Tomlinson 

    Since the last edition of Meetstaff, there has been significant interest in our Celebration of the opening of Craigallan and the President’s meet which follow immediately afterwards. At the time of writing 25 people are booked to attend all or part of the event. The hut is almost full for the first part of the week but beds are available from the night of Thursday 2nd of June onwards, as although all campervan places are booked there is space for tents in the garden. Anyone staying elsewhere is, of course, welcome to use the hut throughout the day during the week and to join in any of the three communal meals (Saturday 28th May, Wednesday 1st June and Saturday 4th June). We will send another update to show who is attending to all those involved in early April. By then we hope to be able to confirm a venue for the sit down meal on Wednesday 1st June.

    The long bank holiday weekend at the end of the event may appeal to those who can not manage the full week so remember there is space in the hut from the Thursday night. Those intending to book other accommodation locally, including campsites, should do soon as it is a busy time of year. Please let John know if you are staying elsewhere and to book a place at any of the three meals offered.

     

     

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  • Craigallan 25th (+ 2) Year Celebrations & President’s Meet
    All day
    31/05/2022-05/06/2022

    Coordinator: John Patrick & Andy Tomlinson 

    Since the last edition of Meetstaff, there has been significant interest in our Celebration of the opening of Craigallan and the President’s meet which follow immediately afterwards. At the time of writing 25 people are booked to attend all or part of the event. The hut is almost full for the first part of the week but beds are available from the night of Thursday 2nd of June onwards, as although all campervan places are booked there is space for tents in the garden. Anyone staying elsewhere is, of course, welcome to use the hut throughout the day during the week and to join in any of the three communal meals (Saturday 28th May, Wednesday 1st June and Saturday 4th June). We will send another update to show who is attending to all those involved in early April. By then we hope to be able to confirm a venue for the sit down meal on Wednesday 1st June.

    The long bank holiday weekend at the end of the event may appeal to those who can not manage the full week so remember there is space in the hut from the Thursday night. Those intending to book other accommodation locally, including campsites, should do soon as it is a busy time of year. Please let John know if you are staying elsewhere and to book a place at any of the three meals offered.

     

     

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