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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  • A: Longstone Cressbrook Foolow; 10.0ml
    B: Monsal Head, Cressbrook, Litton; 6.5ml
    10:00 -16:00
    03/11/2021

    A: Longstone Cressbrook Foolow; 10.0ml
    Coordinator: Ray Grover
    Start: Roadside parking at Monsal Head on minor road leading to Little Longstone. SK186716
    Pub: The Bull at Foolow
    Morning Route: Road E to Little Longstone. Footpath S to join Monsal Trail at SK194 712. Trail NW
    through tunnel over viaduct leaving trail at SK172 724 to drop down N to Cressbrook Mill. Road and path
    N via Ravensdale Cottages into Cressbrook Dale, past Peter’s Stone and E to Wardlow Mires and A623.
    Path NNW to Stanley House, then NE and ENE to Foolow Bulls Head.
    Afternoon Route: Road S to Housley House. Paths S to Longstone Moor, continuing SSE to corner of
    Moor Lane SK196 728. Road S to path at SK197 721. W past Dale Farm into Little Longstone, W back to
    cars.

    B: Monsal Head, Cressbrook, Litton; 6.5ml
    Coordinator: Gerry (Geraldine) Goldsmith
    Start: Roadside parking at Monsal Head on minor road leading to Little Longstone. SK186716
    Pub: Red Lion, Litton; Good
    Maps: White Peak
    Route AM mi:
    Route PM mi:

  • Summit Up Oldham
    18:00 -22:00
    03/11/2021

    Egerton Street
    Oldham
    OL1 3SE

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  • Youth Mountain Running Meet – Beudy Mawr
    All day
    06/11/2021-07/11/2021

    Coordinator: Lewis Ashton 

    Youth is a (somewhat) flexible notion…. and so is running for that matter! The high
    ideals of this meet are to give younger runners the opportunity to spend some time
    running in bigger hills to gain experience, to explore new places and maybe to do
    something a bit more technical than a splash through a Pennine bog. Notwithstanding
    the ‘youth’ tag, the meet is open to all runners; experienced heads and legs are as
    important a part of the development process as neophyte enthusiasm and athleticism.
    The down side is that I’d hope anyone over 30 would buy the beers for those under
    30; The up side is this might slow them down!
    The plan is to have a number of groups on each day catering for plans and
    ambitions that range across: a bit of Paddy recycling, to a run and scramble round
    something technical, or a trot over a few tops. Inevitably the weather will be glorious,
    opening up wonderful possibilities.
    Saturday night, I’ll provide a vegetarian meal.

  • Goyt Circular Walk
    All day
    06/11/2021

    I’m planning to do a walk of about fourteen miles (with an eight-mile variant)
    using the Goyt for only half the walk but creating a loop out of and back in to Buxton,
    hopefully where people haven’t been before, as I’m sure nearly everyone will be
    familiar with the Goyt. We will start at 9:00am down the single-track Fern Road that
    leads to Buxton Riding Stables, which leaves London Road about 30m south of the
    Tesco garage. Parking should be possible in Fern Road, around SK 059 725. Please
    contact me if you would like further details.

    Coordinator: Gerard Cudahy 

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  • Youth Mountain Running Meet – Beudy Mawr
    All day
    07/11/2021-07/11/2021

    Coordinator: Lewis Ashton 

    Youth is a (somewhat) flexible notion…. and so is running for that matter! The high
    ideals of this meet are to give younger runners the opportunity to spend some time
    running in bigger hills to gain experience, to explore new places and maybe to do
    something a bit more technical than a splash through a Pennine bog. Notwithstanding
    the ‘youth’ tag, the meet is open to all runners; experienced heads and legs are as
    important a part of the development process as neophyte enthusiasm and athleticism.
    The down side is that I’d hope anyone over 30 would buy the beers for those under
    30; The up side is this might slow them down!
    The plan is to have a number of groups on each day catering for plans and
    ambitions that range across: a bit of Paddy recycling, to a run and scramble round
    something technical, or a trot over a few tops. Inevitably the weather will be glorious,
    opening up wonderful possibilities.
    Saturday night, I’ll provide a vegetarian meal.

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  • Annual Dinner Meet at Cumbria Grand, Grange-Over-Sands
    All day
    12/11/2021-14/11/2021

    Coordinator: The President 

    Dinner in the Restaurant between 6.30 and 8.30pm (reduced rate of £15 per head;
    normally £22.50) for those booked in to the hotel. All members are welcome to attend
    and, if not staying at the Cumbria Grand, please contact me about eating
    arrangements if you wish to join us.
    8.30pm: Two 30min talks from members: Alice Kerr will talk on “Building a Life
    Around Adventure” followed by Andy Connolly and his partner Sarah talking about
    their cycle traverse of North and South America from Alaska to Patagonia.
    All welcome.
    Saturday daytime:
    I am co-ordinating a Walk over Wetherlam, Swirl How and Coniston – weather
    permitting – leaving the parking area at the start of the Walna Scar track above
    Coniston [289970] at 10.30am. It would be helpful if those of us staying at the
    Cumbria Grand arrange to car share…more on this on Friday evening, together with
    any changes of plan brought about by the conditions.
    Joe Fisher is co-ordinating a 2-3 hr fell run starting at 12MD from Torver, parking
    on the road in front of the Wilson’s Arms.
    Cec Rhodes is co-ordinating a 3-4hr cycle ride starting from the Cumbria Grand at
    12MD. If you wish to go on a ride can you please contact Cec in the week before…his
    details are as in the Handbook.
    In addition, there are plenty of short walks from the Cumbria Grand, climbing on
    the indoor wall in Kendal, or outside on crags [e.g. Trowbarrow] if the weather allows.
    Saturday evening Annual Dinner and Lecture in the Ball Room:
    6-6.45pm: Bar open
    6.45-8.45pm: Annual Dinner
    9-10pm: Guest Lecture “No easy way”, Mick Fowler
    10pm: “Toasts”
    Sunday
    11am: Meet for a minute’s silence followed by a 6-9ml walk around Whitbarrow
    Scar, the exact route/distance depending upon weather and members inclination!
    Start location is the Car Park just beyond Raven’s Lodge Farm [462853]. Parking is
    restricted here, so it may be necessary for some to park on the road about 200m from
    the farm, but let’s be at the car park for 11 for the minute’s silence.
    If you haven’t yet, get a room booked (bed-and-breakfast rate of £55 per person
    sharing a standard double room…please quote the RC) and send me your Booking Form
    (obtain via https://rucksackclub.org/2021/08/08/rucksack-club-meets-and-hutsupdate-8th-august-2021/). Come and enjoy a weekend amongst friends, enjoying
    whatever activity takes your fancy and listening to some cracking talks. Looking
    forward to see you there

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  • Annual Dinner Meet at Cumbria Grand, Grange-Over-Sands
    All day
    13/11/2021-14/11/2021

    Coordinator: The President 

    Dinner in the Restaurant between 6.30 and 8.30pm (reduced rate of £15 per head;
    normally £22.50) for those booked in to the hotel. All members are welcome to attend
    and, if not staying at the Cumbria Grand, please contact me about eating
    arrangements if you wish to join us.
    8.30pm: Two 30min talks from members: Alice Kerr will talk on “Building a Life
    Around Adventure” followed by Andy Connolly and his partner Sarah talking about
    their cycle traverse of North and South America from Alaska to Patagonia.
    All welcome.
    Saturday daytime:
    I am co-ordinating a Walk over Wetherlam, Swirl How and Coniston – weather
    permitting – leaving the parking area at the start of the Walna Scar track above
    Coniston [289970] at 10.30am. It would be helpful if those of us staying at the
    Cumbria Grand arrange to car share…more on this on Friday evening, together with
    any changes of plan brought about by the conditions.
    Joe Fisher is co-ordinating a 2-3 hr fell run starting at 12MD from Torver, parking
    on the road in front of the Wilson’s Arms.
    Cec Rhodes is co-ordinating a 3-4hr cycle ride starting from the Cumbria Grand at
    12MD. If you wish to go on a ride can you please contact Cec in the week before…his
    details are as in the Handbook.
    In addition, there are plenty of short walks from the Cumbria Grand, climbing on
    the indoor wall in Kendal, or outside on crags [e.g. Trowbarrow] if the weather allows.
    Saturday evening Annual Dinner and Lecture in the Ball Room:
    6-6.45pm: Bar open
    6.45-8.45pm: Annual Dinner
    9-10pm: Guest Lecture “No easy way”, Mick Fowler
    10pm: “Toasts”
    Sunday
    11am: Meet for a minute’s silence followed by a 6-9ml walk around Whitbarrow
    Scar, the exact route/distance depending upon weather and members inclination!
    Start location is the Car Park just beyond Raven’s Lodge Farm [462853]. Parking is
    restricted here, so it may be necessary for some to park on the road about 200m from
    the farm, but let’s be at the car park for 11 for the minute’s silence.
    If you haven’t yet, get a room booked (bed-and-breakfast rate of £55 per person
    sharing a standard double room…please quote the RC) and send me your Booking Form
    (obtain via https://rucksackclub.org/2021/08/08/rucksack-club-meets-and-hutsupdate-8th-august-2021/). Come and enjoy a weekend amongst friends, enjoying
    whatever activity takes your fancy and listening to some cracking talks. Looking
    forward to see you there

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  • Annual Dinner Meet at Cumbria Grand, Grange-Over-Sands
    All day
    14/11/2021-14/11/2021

    Coordinator: The President 

    Dinner in the Restaurant between 6.30 and 8.30pm (reduced rate of £15 per head;
    normally £22.50) for those booked in to the hotel. All members are welcome to attend
    and, if not staying at the Cumbria Grand, please contact me about eating
    arrangements if you wish to join us.
    8.30pm: Two 30min talks from members: Alice Kerr will talk on “Building a Life
    Around Adventure” followed by Andy Connolly and his partner Sarah talking about
    their cycle traverse of North and South America from Alaska to Patagonia.
    All welcome.
    Saturday daytime:
    I am co-ordinating a Walk over Wetherlam, Swirl How and Coniston – weather
    permitting – leaving the parking area at the start of the Walna Scar track above
    Coniston [289970] at 10.30am. It would be helpful if those of us staying at the
    Cumbria Grand arrange to car share…more on this on Friday evening, together with
    any changes of plan brought about by the conditions.
    Joe Fisher is co-ordinating a 2-3 hr fell run starting at 12MD from Torver, parking
    on the road in front of the Wilson’s Arms.
    Cec Rhodes is co-ordinating a 3-4hr cycle ride starting from the Cumbria Grand at
    12MD. If you wish to go on a ride can you please contact Cec in the week before…his
    details are as in the Handbook.
    In addition, there are plenty of short walks from the Cumbria Grand, climbing on
    the indoor wall in Kendal, or outside on crags [e.g. Trowbarrow] if the weather allows.
    Saturday evening Annual Dinner and Lecture in the Ball Room:
    6-6.45pm: Bar open
    6.45-8.45pm: Annual Dinner
    9-10pm: Guest Lecture “No easy way”, Mick Fowler
    10pm: “Toasts”
    Sunday
    11am: Meet for a minute’s silence followed by a 6-9ml walk around Whitbarrow
    Scar, the exact route/distance depending upon weather and members inclination!
    Start location is the Car Park just beyond Raven’s Lodge Farm [462853]. Parking is
    restricted here, so it may be necessary for some to park on the road about 200m from
    the farm, but let’s be at the car park for 11 for the minute’s silence.
    If you haven’t yet, get a room booked (bed-and-breakfast rate of £55 per person
    sharing a standard double room…please quote the RC) and send me your Booking Form
    (obtain via https://rucksackclub.org/2021/08/08/rucksack-club-meets-and-hutsupdate-8th-august-2021/). Come and enjoy a weekend amongst friends, enjoying
    whatever activity takes your fancy and listening to some cracking talks. Looking
    forward to see you there

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  • Going Underground from Beudy Mawr
    All day
    20/11/2021-21/11/2021

    Coordinator: Chris Foster 

    Convene on the Friday evening for a relaxed weekend’s introduction to the
    subterranean world of the Welsh slate mines. I will provide a communal dinner on the
    Saturday evening. Please bring a helmet, lamp, waterproofs and wellingtons. Contact
    me to book your place.

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  • Going Underground from Beudy Mawr
    All day
    21/11/2021-21/11/2021

    Coordinator: Chris Foster 

    Convene on the Friday evening for a relaxed weekend’s introduction to the
    subterranean world of the Welsh slate mines. I will provide a communal dinner on the
    Saturday evening. Please bring a helmet, lamp, waterproofs and wellingtons. Contact
    me to book your place.

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  • A: Longnor, Revidge, Warslow & the Middle Manifold; 10.25ml
    B: Longnor, Sheen Hill, Crowdecote; 6.7ml
    10:00 -16:00
    24/11/2021

    A: Longnor, Fawfieldhead, Revidge, Warslow & the Middle Manifold; 10.25ml
    Coordinator: Ian Wasson
    Start: Longnor Market Place SK089649
    Pub: Greyhound Inn, Warslow ; Super warm fire, well received, good but dear beer
    Maps: – 1:25,000: White Peak W- 1:50,000:-19 Buxton Matlock & Dove Dale
    Morning Route: (5.25 mi) Rds SWly to Heath House 081645; fp/rd/fps SW by Fawfieldhead to Boosley
    Grange 069625; fps SE by FB over Blake Brook to rd 079611; rd/fp S by Cuckoostones, (Meet Inner
    Circle), Revidge (lunch) to rd 078592; rd ESE to Warslow, the Greyhound
    Afternoon Route: (5 mi) Fps NNW/ENE by FB to rd at MP 091597; rd Nly 200m; fps NEly to rd near
    Hulme House 097608; rds N/NWly to rd junction 091620; rd/fps NEly/Ely over Manifold FB to fp
    junction near Ridge End Fm 097626; fps NNWly on E bank of river (tea), forced loop round lagoon at
    095639, back to Longnor

    B: Longnor, Sheen Hill, Crowdecote; 6.7ml
    Coordinator: Gerry (Geraldine) Goldsmith
    Start: Longnor Market Place SK089649
    Pub: Crowdecote?
    Maps: 1:25,000 White Peak 1:50,000 19 Buxton Matlock & Dove Dale
    Route AM 5 mi:
    Route PM 1.7mi:

  • Climbing at Stockport Awesome Walls
    18:00 -22:00
    24/11/2021

    Pear Mill
    Stockport Rd W
    Bredbury
    Stockport
    SK6 2BP

    And after at the The Railway

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  • Navigational Challenge
    All day
    27/11/2021

    Coordinator: Andy Howie 

    This year’s RC Navigational Challenge will be a repeat of the RC Challenge in 2019
    and be held in Hayfield again on Saturday the 27th November, starting & finishing at
    Bowden Bridge Car Park in Hayfield (GR SK 049 869) at the junction between Kinder
    Road & Edale Road.
    As with the previous RC Nav’ events, the plan is to meet at the starting point in
    Bowden Bridge Car Park, with interval starts from 9.30am. The course will be a series
    of checkpoints, around and about “Kinder” and her kindred fells. I will provide A4
    Maps (& A3 for those requiring larger reading print), along with zip-seal plastic bags,
    the maps will be marked up with the checkpoints. The course will be in the order of
    12 to 18 miles depending on the route choices made by those taking part on the day
    and how many checkpoints they visit. Those taking part can compete alone or with
    others as they wish, all will require appropriate kit for the event, i.e. fell shoes or
    boots, full waterproofs, hat, gloves, clothing for the weather conditions on the day,
    compass, whistle and enough food to keep you going! There will be prizes for those
    completing all of the course in the fastest time, plus some other prizes for “special”
    efforts and achievements on the day.
    Post event I’m suggesting that we all eat at The Sportsman Inn, just down the road
    from Bowden Bridge, or The Royal or another Pub in Hayfield (lots of choice) as they
    all do good food.

    Regarding accommodation, Hayfield Campsite
    www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/derbyshire/highpeak/hayfield
    is just across the road/river from Bowden Bridge Car Park and they will still be open
    over the weekend, they have plenty of space with glamping pod options too, there are
    also quite a lot of RC Members who reside in Hayfield and the surrounding area who
    might be able to assist with camping and bed-space, for those wishing to stopover for
    a more gentle walk over Kinder on Sunday, picking up a few of the controls and
    visiting some of the “secret” places on Kinder.
    Please contact me if you wish to take part on the Meet, my contact details are as
    listed in the RC Handbook and if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate in
    contacting me.

  • High Moss Meet – CANCELLED
    All day
    27/11/2021-28/11/2021
    Coordinator Ellie Howarth 
     
    Weekend 26-28th November @ High Moss.
     
    Walking, cycling, photography. 
     
    Please contact Ellie for more details as per handbook.
     
     
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