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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  • Beudy Mawr Working Meet

    All day
    02/06/2018-03/06/2018

    Coordinators Bill Deakin & Steve Gregory 

    There is always something to be done at Beudy. It’s the usual script – work like stink on the Saturday, enjoy a meal prepared by us on Saturday night and then do what you want on the Sunday. Let us know if you are coming so we can allocate jobs (and food).

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  • Beudy Mawr Working Meet

    All day
    03/06/2018-03/06/2018

    Coordinators Bill Deakin & Steve Gregory 

    There is always something to be done at Beudy. It’s the usual script – work like stink on the Saturday, enjoy a meal prepared by us on Saturday night and then do what you want on the Sunday. Let us know if you are coming so we can allocate jobs (and food).

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  • Walk: Buxworth Basin 021821. 11 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    06/06/2018

    Buxworth, Cracken Edge, Peep O’Day, Birch Vale, New Mills. Pub Navigation at Buxworth early doors. Details….TBA You?

  • Climbing: Running Hill Pits

    17:00 -22:00
    06/06/2018

    Co-ordinator: Andy Stewart as Paul Dyson now has work commitments

    UK Climbing Link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=152

    Pub: Cross Keys [GR008062]. Just up from the prominent church [and Church pub] as you drive up to hill from Uppermill towards Running Hill Pits.

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  • Lake District Old County Tops. Jt meet with FRCC

    11:45
    09/06/2018-10/06/2018

    Old County Tops: Coniston Old Man-Helvellyn-Scafell Pike from High Moss. Coordinator Ged Cudahy writes: approximately 38mls and aiming for 18hrs with a start time of 5.30…no halfway house! Normally the type of people who do a walk like this are very fit but people can peel off back to High Moss if they want to do just part of the walk. Head tourches with spare batteries are a must. Much can change on a walk like this. Contact Ged directly for more details if needed and to confirm attendance.

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  • Lake District Old County Tops. Jt meet with FRCC

    11:45
    10/06/2018-10/06/2018

    Old County Tops: Coniston Old Man-Helvellyn-Scafell Pike from High Moss. Coordinator Ged Cudahy writes: approximately 38mls and aiming for 18hrs with a start time of 5.30…no halfway house! Normally the type of people who do a walk like this are very fit but people can peel off back to High Moss if they want to do just part of the walk. Head tourches with spare batteries are a must. Much can change on a walk like this. Contact Ged directly for more details if needed and to confirm attendance.

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  • Walk: Hope parking 171835. 10 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    13/06/2018

    Hope, Jaggers Clough, Ringing Roger, Grindsbrook Booth, Lose Hill. Pub Nag’s Head at Edale. Details Richard Evans.

  • Climbing: Tintwistle Knarr Quarry

    17:00 -22:00
    13/06/2018

    Co-ordinator: Mike Docherty

    UK Climbing Link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=121

    Pub: Bulls Head [GR023973]. On a back lane running through Tintwistle accessed from either end of the village off the A628.

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  • Pembroke Climbing

    All day
    16/06/2018-17/06/2018

    Coordinator Steve George [not Steve Gregory as in March’s Meetstaff]

    Following the stunning success of the Ben Nevis meet last year, I have opted for a better chance of good conditions this year. Camping at St. Petrox I will organise a meal for the Saturday night with a veggie option. Paddlers, walkers, cyclists are welcome, but if you have never climbed at Pembroke you should give it a go, loads of routes at all grades and guaranteed good weather. Please contact Steve George if planning to go using contact details as per Handbook.

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  • Pembroke Climbing

    All day
    17/06/2018-17/06/2018

    Coordinator Steve George [not Steve Gregory as in March’s Meetstaff]

    Following the stunning success of the Ben Nevis meet last year, I have opted for a better chance of good conditions this year. Camping at St. Petrox I will organise a meal for the Saturday night with a veggie option. Paddlers, walkers, cyclists are welcome, but if you have never climbed at Pembroke you should give it a go, loads of routes at all grades and guaranteed good weather. Please contact Steve George if planning to go using contact details as per Handbook.

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  • Walk: Fairfield Church 067741. 11.5 miles

    10:00 -16:00
    20/06/2018

    Fairfield, Tunstead, Flag Dale, Blackwell, Chelmorton, Staden. Pub Church Inn at Chelmorton. Details ….TBA….You?

  • Climbing: Egerton Quarry

    16:00 -22:00
    20/06/2018

    Approach along A666 Bolton-Blackburn road. Turn R at the prominent war memorial onto Darwin Rd for 500m [past Dunscar Arms], then L up Arnold Rd. The Flag Inn is on the L at the next junction, which leads up to the quarry.

    Co-ordinator: Ade Pedley

    UK Climbing Link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=326

    Pub: Flag Inn

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  • Gogarth

    All day
    23/06/2018-24/06/2018

    Coordinators Dominic & Helen Oughton

    You know the score (and if you don’t then why not come along to find out…) Amongst the many reasons to come along to this Club Classic Meet: Best Crag in the World; Tremendous scope to Climb / Walk / Bike / Paddle or Chill / Bird Watch or Sunbathe! Huge Beach BBQ (with 60+ people last year!!) Take note of the date – the tides are dictating a slightly later than usual slot. Tide times are very amenable: Low Tide is at 13:46 on Saturday at 14:38 on Sunday – perfect! In terms of logistics we will be sticking to the tried and trusted formula: We will be camping, as usual, at the Valley of the Rocks campsite at GR SH238806. The meet will kick off at 10:00 on Saturday at the South Stack café: GR SH207823. We’ll climb / walk / paddle / bike until our arms / legs / backsides are tired and then retire for a well-earned ‘sundowner’ on the beach at Porth Dafarch Beach: GR SH234800. This will be followed by a BBQ (Food at 7:30pm – no whingeing if you stay on the crag until dark and then there’s nothing left!) and bonfire. Sunday breakfast will also be at the South Stack café before more of the same… It’s helpful if you can let us know if you are coming – We will organise food and beer at the usual credit-crunch busting cost. Bring the family and friends – the more the merrier! Let us know if you need more directions, a climbing partner, or simply want to place an advanced order for veggie burgers. We look forward to seeing you all there. Keep an eye on the website or Facebook for updates and a possible early gathering.

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  • Gogarth

    All day
    24/06/2018-24/06/2018

    Coordinators Dominic & Helen Oughton

    You know the score (and if you don’t then why not come along to find out…) Amongst the many reasons to come along to this Club Classic Meet: Best Crag in the World; Tremendous scope to Climb / Walk / Bike / Paddle or Chill / Bird Watch or Sunbathe! Huge Beach BBQ (with 60+ people last year!!) Take note of the date – the tides are dictating a slightly later than usual slot. Tide times are very amenable: Low Tide is at 13:46 on Saturday at 14:38 on Sunday – perfect! In terms of logistics we will be sticking to the tried and trusted formula: We will be camping, as usual, at the Valley of the Rocks campsite at GR SH238806. The meet will kick off at 10:00 on Saturday at the South Stack café: GR SH207823. We’ll climb / walk / paddle / bike until our arms / legs / backsides are tired and then retire for a well-earned ‘sundowner’ on the beach at Porth Dafarch Beach: GR SH234800. This will be followed by a BBQ (Food at 7:30pm – no whingeing if you stay on the crag until dark and then there’s nothing left!) and bonfire. Sunday breakfast will also be at the South Stack café before more of the same… It’s helpful if you can let us know if you are coming – We will organise food and beer at the usual credit-crunch busting cost. Bring the family and friends – the more the merrier! Let us know if you need more directions, a climbing partner, or simply want to place an advanced order for veggie burgers. We look forward to seeing you all there. Keep an eye on the website or Facebook for updates and a possible early gathering.

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  • Walk: Mary’s house at Lane Ends, Marple Bridge 974901. 10 miles.

    10:00 -16:00
    27/06/2018

    Mary will provide coffee, and cream tea to finish. Lane Ends, Benfield, Hackingknife, Broadbottom, Chisworth. Pub Station restaurant at Broadbottom. Details……TBA…You?

  • Climbing: Bamford Edge

    17:00 -22:00
    27/06/2018

    Co-ordinator: Karen Rose

    UK Climbing Link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=87

    Pub: Anglers Rest

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  • Wild Swimming from High Moss

    11:50
    30/06/2018-01/07/2018

    Coordinator Netty Llewellyn 

    The intention on Saturday is a swim on Lake Coniston with a landing on Peel Island. The swim will be late afternoon, giving everyone a chance to do your own thing in the morning. I have a safety boat organised (man in a canoe) which can carry footgear, snacks, armbands, life ring, etc. Friday night will be chance to make plans such as the meeting place and distance depending on peoples abilities. Please only commit to this swim if you can comfortably swim a mile indoors or are already an outdoor swimmer. I am not intending this to be a hard swim, and certainly not a race – more of a gentle introduction. From there, I have a few different options for Sunday depending upon what people want to do. There will be a meal on Saturday night. Let me know if you intend to come by Wednesday 27th, or I won’t have any food for you

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