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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  • Walk: Layby on Rushup Edge A625 092822. 10 miles.

    10:00 -15:00
    04/03/2020

    Brown Knoll, Crowden Tower, Edale, Chapel Gate. Pub Nag’s Head, Edale. Coordinator Steve Wells.

  • Manchester Climbing Centre

    18:00 -22:00
    04/03/2020

    From 6pm at the Manchester Climbing Centre, St. Benedict’s Church, Bennett St, Manchester M12 5ND 

    After at the Vale Cottage, 1 Croft Bank, Gorton. M18 8EU

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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  • Hebden Bridge Walk

    All day
    07/03/2020

    A 14km (approx.) walk taking in some of Hebden Bridge’s finest cloughs. The walk is based on a meet run by my dad, Graham Heafford, but I have tweaked it a little. The walk will start at St George’s Square Hebden Bridge at 10am (there are plenty of car parks in Hebden Bridge) and will include the following cloughs: Jumble Hole, Colden Clough, Bridge Clough and Nutclough.  As the route takes us up and down the valley, there are plenty of opportunities for making the walk shorter for people who are unable to join us for the whole way. There are many beautiful views so it’ll be a pace that suits everyone and allows for time to take in the scenery and eat your butty sat down.  Near the walk’s end is the Hare and Hounds pub (Old Town, just above Hebden Bridge) where those who would like to can stop for food/ a drink. If you would like any further details, please contact Rachel, details as per the handbook

    Coordinator: Rachel Heaford Hall

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  • Walk: Wildboarclough 987699. 11 miles.

    10:00 -15:00
    11/03/2020

    Three Shire Heads, Gradbach, Danebridge. Pub the Ship Inn, Danebridge. Coordinator Gavin Young.

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    11/03/2020

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    From 6pm at Awesome Walls, Stockport, SK6 2BP

    After at The Railway, Avenue St, Stockport, SK1 2BZ

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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  • New & Associate Members Meet High Moss

    All day
    14/03/2020-15/03/2020

    This weekend meet at the Club’s hut in the Duddon Valley is a great way to introduce yourself, get to know the Club and meet a few members. Due to the time of year the main activity will be walking although feel free to come along and do your own thing. Members: if you have any friends you have been intending to introduce to the club this is a great opportunity to do so! An evening meal will be provided on the Saturday so please let me know if you will be attending by the weekend before.

    Coordinator: Ben Llewellyn

  • Sun Rock Meet

    All day
    14/03/2020-21/03/2020

    We’ve already got about 25 confirmed or probable for Sun Rock 2020, so it’s looking like another fun trip. Here’s the plan so you can make plans / book flights / accommodation etc: Dates: We’ve confirmed dates as 14 to 21 March, but various people are thinking of staying for longer around those dates. Location: We’ll be on the Costa Blanca, and I’ve block-booked a couple of large houses at FinePark near Finestrat (and beneath the Puig Campana) for the week. These sleep a total of 30+ (in a mix of bunk and conventional bed rooms) and there are also a few smaller houses in the same facility. It’s where we stayed in 2017 – check out https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/11/rucksack-club-sunrockmeet-sella-costa-blanca/ https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/12/penyondifach/ and the posts around there if you need a reminder).  I have negotiated a special rate of €110 per person per week, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKINGS. Please email Michael at michael@finepark.com to confirm your booking, along with dates of course and any room preferences / plans for sharing.  Flights & car hire: You’re spoilt for choice, but it’s often best to book early! Flights from Manchester that week are currently around £150 but cheaper from Liverpool (£100) and Leeds (£90) for some reason. For those with some date flexibility (which FinePark should be able to accommodate) if you want to stretch your trip to overlap say 10-24 you can get a bargain from around £60. www.skyscanner.com is a handy site. Car hire can generally be found for a bargain £50 or less at that time of year – I’ll circulate a list of ‘definites’ early in the New Year so you can join forces for bookings if you like.

    Coordinator: Dominic Oughton

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  • New & Associate Members Meet High Moss

    All day
    15/03/2020-15/03/2020

    This weekend meet at the Club’s hut in the Duddon Valley is a great way to introduce yourself, get to know the Club and meet a few members. Due to the time of year the main activity will be walking although feel free to come along and do your own thing. Members: if you have any friends you have been intending to introduce to the club this is a great opportunity to do so! An evening meal will be provided on the Saturday so please let me know if you will be attending by the weekend before.

    Coordinator: Ben Llewellyn

  • Sun Rock Meet

    All day
    15/03/2020-21/03/2020

    We’ve already got about 25 confirmed or probable for Sun Rock 2020, so it’s looking like another fun trip. Here’s the plan so you can make plans / book flights / accommodation etc: Dates: We’ve confirmed dates as 14 to 21 March, but various people are thinking of staying for longer around those dates. Location: We’ll be on the Costa Blanca, and I’ve block-booked a couple of large houses at FinePark near Finestrat (and beneath the Puig Campana) for the week. These sleep a total of 30+ (in a mix of bunk and conventional bed rooms) and there are also a few smaller houses in the same facility. It’s where we stayed in 2017 – check out https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/11/rucksack-club-sunrockmeet-sella-costa-blanca/ https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/12/penyondifach/ and the posts around there if you need a reminder).  I have negotiated a special rate of €110 per person per week, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKINGS. Please email Michael at michael@finepark.com to confirm your booking, along with dates of course and any room preferences / plans for sharing.  Flights & car hire: You’re spoilt for choice, but it’s often best to book early! Flights from Manchester that week are currently around £150 but cheaper from Liverpool (£100) and Leeds (£90) for some reason. For those with some date flexibility (which FinePark should be able to accommodate) if you want to stretch your trip to overlap say 10-24 you can get a bargain from around £60. www.skyscanner.com is a handy site. Car hire can generally be found for a bargain £50 or less at that time of year – I’ll circulate a list of ‘definites’ early in the New Year so you can join forces for bookings if you like.

    Coordinator: Dominic Oughton

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  • Sun Rock Meet

    All day
    16/03/2020-21/03/2020

    We’ve already got about 25 confirmed or probable for Sun Rock 2020, so it’s looking like another fun trip. Here’s the plan so you can make plans / book flights / accommodation etc: Dates: We’ve confirmed dates as 14 to 21 March, but various people are thinking of staying for longer around those dates. Location: We’ll be on the Costa Blanca, and I’ve block-booked a couple of large houses at FinePark near Finestrat (and beneath the Puig Campana) for the week. These sleep a total of 30+ (in a mix of bunk and conventional bed rooms) and there are also a few smaller houses in the same facility. It’s where we stayed in 2017 – check out https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/11/rucksack-club-sunrockmeet-sella-costa-blanca/ https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/12/penyondifach/ and the posts around there if you need a reminder).  I have negotiated a special rate of €110 per person per week, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKINGS. Please email Michael at michael@finepark.com to confirm your booking, along with dates of course and any room preferences / plans for sharing.  Flights & car hire: You’re spoilt for choice, but it’s often best to book early! Flights from Manchester that week are currently around £150 but cheaper from Liverpool (£100) and Leeds (£90) for some reason. For those with some date flexibility (which FinePark should be able to accommodate) if you want to stretch your trip to overlap say 10-24 you can get a bargain from around £60. www.skyscanner.com is a handy site. Car hire can generally be found for a bargain £50 or less at that time of year – I’ll circulate a list of ‘definites’ early in the New Year so you can join forces for bookings if you like.

    Coordinator: Dominic Oughton

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  • Sun Rock Meet

    All day
    17/03/2020-21/03/2020

    We’ve already got about 25 confirmed or probable for Sun Rock 2020, so it’s looking like another fun trip. Here’s the plan so you can make plans / book flights / accommodation etc: Dates: We’ve confirmed dates as 14 to 21 March, but various people are thinking of staying for longer around those dates. Location: We’ll be on the Costa Blanca, and I’ve block-booked a couple of large houses at FinePark near Finestrat (and beneath the Puig Campana) for the week. These sleep a total of 30+ (in a mix of bunk and conventional bed rooms) and there are also a few smaller houses in the same facility. It’s where we stayed in 2017 – check out https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/11/rucksack-club-sunrockmeet-sella-costa-blanca/ https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/12/penyondifach/ and the posts around there if you need a reminder).  I have negotiated a special rate of €110 per person per week, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKINGS. Please email Michael at michael@finepark.com to confirm your booking, along with dates of course and any room preferences / plans for sharing.  Flights & car hire: You’re spoilt for choice, but it’s often best to book early! Flights from Manchester that week are currently around £150 but cheaper from Liverpool (£100) and Leeds (£90) for some reason. For those with some date flexibility (which FinePark should be able to accommodate) if you want to stretch your trip to overlap say 10-24 you can get a bargain from around £60. www.skyscanner.com is a handy site. Car hire can generally be found for a bargain £50 or less at that time of year – I’ll circulate a list of ‘definites’ early in the New Year so you can join forces for bookings if you like.

    Coordinator: Dominic Oughton

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  • Sun Rock Meet

    All day
    18/03/2020-21/03/2020

    We’ve already got about 25 confirmed or probable for Sun Rock 2020, so it’s looking like another fun trip. Here’s the plan so you can make plans / book flights / accommodation etc: Dates: We’ve confirmed dates as 14 to 21 March, but various people are thinking of staying for longer around those dates. Location: We’ll be on the Costa Blanca, and I’ve block-booked a couple of large houses at FinePark near Finestrat (and beneath the Puig Campana) for the week. These sleep a total of 30+ (in a mix of bunk and conventional bed rooms) and there are also a few smaller houses in the same facility. It’s where we stayed in 2017 – check out https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/11/rucksack-club-sunrockmeet-sella-costa-blanca/ https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/12/penyondifach/ and the posts around there if you need a reminder).  I have negotiated a special rate of €110 per person per week, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKINGS. Please email Michael at michael@finepark.com to confirm your booking, along with dates of course and any room preferences / plans for sharing.  Flights & car hire: You’re spoilt for choice, but it’s often best to book early! Flights from Manchester that week are currently around £150 but cheaper from Liverpool (£100) and Leeds (£90) for some reason. For those with some date flexibility (which FinePark should be able to accommodate) if you want to stretch your trip to overlap say 10-24 you can get a bargain from around £60. www.skyscanner.com is a handy site. Car hire can generally be found for a bargain £50 or less at that time of year – I’ll circulate a list of ‘definites’ early in the New Year so you can join forces for bookings if you like.

    Coordinator: Dominic Oughton

  • Walk: Whaley canal basin. 11.5 miles

    10:00 -15:00
    18/03/2020

    Bowstones, Sponds Hill, Rainow, Taxal Edge. Pub at Whaley?? Coordinator TBA

  • Climbing: Manchester Climbing Centre

    18:00 -22:00
    18/03/2020

    From 6pm at the Manchester Climbing Centre, St. Benedict’s Church, Bennett St, Manchester M12 5ND 

    After at the Vale Cottage, 1 Croft Bank, Gorton. M18 8EU

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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  • Sun Rock Meet

    All day
    19/03/2020-21/03/2020

    We’ve already got about 25 confirmed or probable for Sun Rock 2020, so it’s looking like another fun trip. Here’s the plan so you can make plans / book flights / accommodation etc: Dates: We’ve confirmed dates as 14 to 21 March, but various people are thinking of staying for longer around those dates. Location: We’ll be on the Costa Blanca, and I’ve block-booked a couple of large houses at FinePark near Finestrat (and beneath the Puig Campana) for the week. These sleep a total of 30+ (in a mix of bunk and conventional bed rooms) and there are also a few smaller houses in the same facility. It’s where we stayed in 2017 – check out https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/11/rucksack-club-sunrockmeet-sella-costa-blanca/ https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/12/penyondifach/ and the posts around there if you need a reminder).  I have negotiated a special rate of €110 per person per week, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKINGS. Please email Michael at michael@finepark.com to confirm your booking, along with dates of course and any room preferences / plans for sharing.  Flights & car hire: You’re spoilt for choice, but it’s often best to book early! Flights from Manchester that week are currently around £150 but cheaper from Liverpool (£100) and Leeds (£90) for some reason. For those with some date flexibility (which FinePark should be able to accommodate) if you want to stretch your trip to overlap say 10-24 you can get a bargain from around £60. www.skyscanner.com is a handy site. Car hire can generally be found for a bargain £50 or less at that time of year – I’ll circulate a list of ‘definites’ early in the New Year so you can join forces for bookings if you like.

    Coordinator: Dominic Oughton

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  • Sun Rock Meet

    All day
    20/03/2020-21/03/2020

    We’ve already got about 25 confirmed or probable for Sun Rock 2020, so it’s looking like another fun trip. Here’s the plan so you can make plans / book flights / accommodation etc: Dates: We’ve confirmed dates as 14 to 21 March, but various people are thinking of staying for longer around those dates. Location: We’ll be on the Costa Blanca, and I’ve block-booked a couple of large houses at FinePark near Finestrat (and beneath the Puig Campana) for the week. These sleep a total of 30+ (in a mix of bunk and conventional bed rooms) and there are also a few smaller houses in the same facility. It’s where we stayed in 2017 – check out https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/11/rucksack-club-sunrockmeet-sella-costa-blanca/ https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/12/penyondifach/ and the posts around there if you need a reminder).  I have negotiated a special rate of €110 per person per week, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKINGS. Please email Michael at michael@finepark.com to confirm your booking, along with dates of course and any room preferences / plans for sharing.  Flights & car hire: You’re spoilt for choice, but it’s often best to book early! Flights from Manchester that week are currently around £150 but cheaper from Liverpool (£100) and Leeds (£90) for some reason. For those with some date flexibility (which FinePark should be able to accommodate) if you want to stretch your trip to overlap say 10-24 you can get a bargain from around £60. www.skyscanner.com is a handy site. Car hire can generally be found for a bargain £50 or less at that time of year – I’ll circulate a list of ‘definites’ early in the New Year so you can join forces for bookings if you like.

    Coordinator: Dominic Oughton

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  • Lakeland Hut Meet – High Moss

    All day
    21/03/2020-22/03/2020

    I’m planning a meet at High Moss, intending to run on both days. Routes will depend upon interest. All abilities are very welcome or come along and just join in with the meal on Saturday night. People who think running spoils a good walk also very welcome. Please let me know if you would like to join me by the Wednesday before the Meet and let me know about any special dietary requirements.

    Coordinators: Helen & Rae Pritchard

  • Sun Rock Meet

    All day
    21/03/2020-21/03/2020

    We’ve already got about 25 confirmed or probable for Sun Rock 2020, so it’s looking like another fun trip. Here’s the plan so you can make plans / book flights / accommodation etc: Dates: We’ve confirmed dates as 14 to 21 March, but various people are thinking of staying for longer around those dates. Location: We’ll be on the Costa Blanca, and I’ve block-booked a couple of large houses at FinePark near Finestrat (and beneath the Puig Campana) for the week. These sleep a total of 30+ (in a mix of bunk and conventional bed rooms) and there are also a few smaller houses in the same facility. It’s where we stayed in 2017 – check out https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/11/rucksack-club-sunrockmeet-sella-costa-blanca/ https://rockaroundtheworld.co.uk/2017/02/12/penyondifach/ and the posts around there if you need a reminder).  I have negotiated a special rate of €110 per person per week, BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKINGS. Please email Michael at michael@finepark.com to confirm your booking, along with dates of course and any room preferences / plans for sharing.  Flights & car hire: You’re spoilt for choice, but it’s often best to book early! Flights from Manchester that week are currently around £150 but cheaper from Liverpool (£100) and Leeds (£90) for some reason. For those with some date flexibility (which FinePark should be able to accommodate) if you want to stretch your trip to overlap say 10-24 you can get a bargain from around £60. www.skyscanner.com is a handy site. Car hire can generally be found for a bargain £50 or less at that time of year – I’ll circulate a list of ‘definites’ early in the New Year so you can join forces for bookings if you like.

    Coordinator: Dominic Oughton

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  • Lakeland Hut Meet – High Moss

    All day
    22/03/2020-22/03/2020

    I’m planning a meet at High Moss, intending to run on both days. Routes will depend upon interest. All abilities are very welcome or come along and just join in with the meal on Saturday night. People who think running spoils a good walk also very welcome. Please let me know if you would like to join me by the Wednesday before the Meet and let me know about any special dietary requirements.

    Coordinators: Helen & Rae Pritchard

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  • Walk: Sparklow 128660. 10 miles.

    10:00 -15:00
    25/03/2020

    Dowlow, Sterndale Moor, Chelmorton, Flagg. Pub Church Inn, Chelmorton. Coordinator Ray Grover.

  • Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    25/03/2020

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    From 6pm at Awesome Walls, Stockport, SK6 2BP

    After at The Railway, Avenue St, Stockport, SK1 2BZ

    Coordinator: John Jefferies

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  • Newlands Circular from Birkness Hut (FRCC)

    All day
    28/03/2020-29/03/2020

    I have booked spaces in this hut https://www.frcc.co.uk/venues/birkness/ for the nights of Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March 2020 to walk the Newlands Circuit on the Saturday. Leaving the hut at 8.00am, this walk will start and finish at the hut. We will be heading up Robinson straight up the path across the road  behind the hut. From Robinson we’ll go to: Hindsgarth; Dale Head; across to High Spy; Maiden Moor and Cat Bells dropping down NW into Little Town. Then we go back up onto Causey Pike; Scar Crag; Sail; Eel Crag; Wandope; Whiteless Pike and back down into Buttermere village and then along the road a short distance back to the hut. I hope most people will do the full circuit which is about 23 miles but it is possible to cut the route short either by dropping down to Honister from Dale Head or by stopping in Little Town, but you’d need to sort your own transport to get back to the hut. I’ll provide a meal for Saturday night. There are only limited places available – 10 male and 7 female, so please book on early to reserve your place.

    N.B. This walk now starts at 8am directly from the hut, NOT from Buttermere village as stated in meetstaff, so if you are joining us but not staying at the hut please meet at the hut and not in the village.

    Coordinator: Jean Llewellyn

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  • Newlands Circular from Birkness Hut (FRCC)

    All day
    29/03/2020-29/03/2020

    I have booked spaces in this hut https://www.frcc.co.uk/venues/birkness/ for the nights of Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March 2020 to walk the Newlands Circuit on the Saturday. Leaving the hut at 8.00am, this walk will start and finish at the hut. We will be heading up Robinson straight up the path across the road  behind the hut. From Robinson we’ll go to: Hindsgarth; Dale Head; across to High Spy; Maiden Moor and Cat Bells dropping down NW into Little Town. Then we go back up onto Causey Pike; Scar Crag; Sail; Eel Crag; Wandope; Whiteless Pike and back down into Buttermere village and then along the road a short distance back to the hut. I hope most people will do the full circuit which is about 23 miles but it is possible to cut the route short either by dropping down to Honister from Dale Head or by stopping in Little Town, but you’d need to sort your own transport to get back to the hut. I’ll provide a meal for Saturday night. There are only limited places available – 10 male and 7 female, so please book on early to reserve your place.

    N.B. This walk now starts at 8am directly from the hut, NOT from Buttermere village as stated in meetstaff, so if you are joining us but not staying at the hut please meet at the hut and not in the village.

    Coordinator: Jean Llewellyn

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