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 from Calton Lees [259685] 12.5mls

    10:00 -16:00
    03/04/2019

    ‘A’ Walk: Calton Lees [GR259685], Haddon Park, Alport, Birchover & Stanton Moor; 12.5mi

    Coordinator: Mike Gregg. Pub: Druids, Birchover

    Maps: 1:25,000:White Peak E – 1:50,000:119 Buxton Matlock & Dove Dale

  • Climbing: Hobson Moor Quarry

    17:00 -22:00
    03/04/2019

    Co-ordinator: Paul Freeman

    UKC link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=151

    Pub: Wagon and Horses

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  • Update 1st April: change to ‘local walk’

    All day
    06/04/2019

    Coordinator Helen Pritchard

    The Colne-Rowsley has had to be postponed at the last minute, so Helen has agreed to run a ‘local walk’ of around 15mls. Please contact Helen [details as per Handbook] if you plan to attend.

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  • Walk: Castleton roadside A625, 147829, 11.3 miles.

    10:00 -16:00
    10/04/2019

    Castleton, The Cop, Tideslow Rake, Little Hucklow, Bradwell. Details Gary Bunting. Queens hotel, Great Hucklow.

  • Climbing: Witches’ Quarry [Lancs]

    17:00 -22:00
    10/04/2019

    Co-ordinator: Paul O’Reilly

    UKC Link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=464

    Pub: Assheton Arms [Downham, Clitheroe]

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  • Walk from Beudy Mawr

    All day
    13/04/2019-14/04/2019

    Coordinator Jim Schofield

    Hello campers the plan is to walk from Beudy to spend a night at the MBA bothy, Cae Amos, grid ref SH 517 455, in accordance with the bothy code a maximum of 6 will be allowed. It will be a self sufficient meet so bring all your own kit possibly tent or bivy in case the Bothy is full. If the weather is variable the start point will be Rhyd Ddu, If the weather is really variable it will based solely at Buedy Mawr! More details nearer the time on the club website. Let me know if you intent to come and join me.

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  • Walk from Beudy Mawr

    All day
    14/04/2019-14/04/2019

    Coordinator Jim Schofield

    Hello campers the plan is to walk from Beudy to spend a night at the MBA bothy, Cae Amos, grid ref SH 517 455, in accordance with the bothy code a maximum of 6 will be allowed. It will be a self sufficient meet so bring all your own kit possibly tent or bivy in case the Bothy is full. If the weather is variable the start point will be Rhyd Ddu, If the weather is really variable it will based solely at Buedy Mawr! More details nearer the time on the club website. Let me know if you intent to come and join me.

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  • Walk: Ashford footbridge 195696, 11.25 miles.

    10:00 -16:00
    17/04/2019

    Ashford, Bakewell, Over Haddon, Lathkill Dale, Monyash, Sheldon. Details Gwyn Thomas. Bulls Head, Monyash.

  • Climbing: Summit Quarry [Lancs]

    17:00 -22:00
    17/04/2019

    Co-ordinator: Andy Stewart

    UKC Link: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=322

    Pub: Red Lion

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  • Easter Meet Durness, Scotland

    All day
    19/04/2019-22/04/2019

    Coordinator Les Watt

    I’ve now confirmed the club booking at the ‘Lazy Crofter’ hostel in Durness and to date, some 15 members and their guests have indicated that they’re up for what could just be the most Northerly UK mainland meet the club has ever organised. Durness is in an area rich in geological and historical interest with excellent walking, cycling, scrambling, and climbing opportunities, in some of Scotland’s most fascinating scenery. Incidentally, it’s also where John Lennon used to spend his childhood summer holidays. Because of the distance, some attendees may wish to break their journeys at Craigallan and John Patrick is aware of this. The hostel sleeps 20 and I need to confirm numbers by the end of February, so please let me know if you’d like to join us. I look forward to seeing you there

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  • Easter Meet Durness, Scotland

    All day
    20/04/2019-22/04/2019

    Coordinator Les Watt

    I’ve now confirmed the club booking at the ‘Lazy Crofter’ hostel in Durness and to date, some 15 members and their guests have indicated that they’re up for what could just be the most Northerly UK mainland meet the club has ever organised. Durness is in an area rich in geological and historical interest with excellent walking, cycling, scrambling, and climbing opportunities, in some of Scotland’s most fascinating scenery. Incidentally, it’s also where John Lennon used to spend his childhood summer holidays. Because of the distance, some attendees may wish to break their journeys at Craigallan and John Patrick is aware of this. The hostel sleeps 20 and I need to confirm numbers by the end of February, so please let me know if you’d like to join us. I look forward to seeing you there

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  • Easter Meet Durness, Scotland

    All day
    21/04/2019-22/04/2019

    Coordinator Les Watt

    I’ve now confirmed the club booking at the ‘Lazy Crofter’ hostel in Durness and to date, some 15 members and their guests have indicated that they’re up for what could just be the most Northerly UK mainland meet the club has ever organised. Durness is in an area rich in geological and historical interest with excellent walking, cycling, scrambling, and climbing opportunities, in some of Scotland’s most fascinating scenery. Incidentally, it’s also where John Lennon used to spend his childhood summer holidays. Because of the distance, some attendees may wish to break their journeys at Craigallan and John Patrick is aware of this. The hostel sleeps 20 and I need to confirm numbers by the end of February, so please let me know if you’d like to join us. I look forward to seeing you there

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  • Easter Meet Durness, Scotland

    All day
    22/04/2019-22/04/2019

    Coordinator Les Watt

    I’ve now confirmed the club booking at the ‘Lazy Crofter’ hostel in Durness and to date, some 15 members and their guests have indicated that they’re up for what could just be the most Northerly UK mainland meet the club has ever organised. Durness is in an area rich in geological and historical interest with excellent walking, cycling, scrambling, and climbing opportunities, in some of Scotland’s most fascinating scenery. Incidentally, it’s also where John Lennon used to spend his childhood summer holidays. Because of the distance, some attendees may wish to break their journeys at Craigallan and John Patrick is aware of this. The hostel sleeps 20 and I need to confirm numbers by the end of February, so please let me know if you’d like to join us. I look forward to seeing you there

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  • Walk: Combs Moss circular from Lyn’s house 057739 Buxton.

    10:00 -16:00
    24/04/2019

    Lightwood, Flint Clough, Black Edge, Castle Naze, Combs, Hazelhurst Farms, Corbar Cross, Buxton. Details Lyn Noble.

  • Climbing: New Mills Torrs

    17:00 -22:00
    24/04/2019

    Co-ordinator: Bill Deakin

    UK Climbing Linkhttps://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=149

    Pub: The Rock

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  • Llangollen Round

    All day
    27/04/2019-28/04/2019

    Coordintor: Mike Zeidan

    Same detail as last year: join me for about a 34 mile circular walk visiting the summits around the Vale of Llangollen with views of Snowdonia, the mid-Wales mountains, the River Dee Valley and the Shropshire Hills (apparently). Highlights will include: “the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain), Moel y Gaer (Welsh for ‘bald hill of the fortress’), and an Iron Age hill fort on the summit of Llantysilio Mountain” (we’ve never actually found this but apparently it’s there). We might also throw in the medieval Castell Dinas Bran for good measure (though not officially part of the round. I aim to set off from Llangollen Bridge (GR SJ215 422) on the Saturday at 07:30am. For those interested in making a weekend out of it– our home is adjacent to a campsite (Tower Farm, http://www.towerfarmholidays.co.uk/index.html).There are plenty of walking, on and off-road cycling, water sports or climbing options nearby. Please let me know by the Wednesday before if you plan to attend.

     

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  • Llangollen Round

    All day
    28/04/2019-28/04/2019

    Coordintor: Mike Zeidan

    Same detail as last year: join me for about a 34 mile circular walk visiting the summits around the Vale of Llangollen with views of Snowdonia, the mid-Wales mountains, the River Dee Valley and the Shropshire Hills (apparently). Highlights will include: “the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain), Moel y Gaer (Welsh for ‘bald hill of the fortress’), and an Iron Age hill fort on the summit of Llantysilio Mountain” (we’ve never actually found this but apparently it’s there). We might also throw in the medieval Castell Dinas Bran for good measure (though not officially part of the round. I aim to set off from Llangollen Bridge (GR SJ215 422) on the Saturday at 07:30am. For those interested in making a weekend out of it– our home is adjacent to a campsite (Tower Farm, http://www.towerfarmholidays.co.uk/index.html).There are plenty of walking, on and off-road cycling, water sports or climbing options nearby. Please let me know by the Wednesday before if you plan to attend.

     

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