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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  • 01

    Sun Rock Meet - Leonidio, Greece

    All day

    Co-ordinator Dom Oughton

    Leonidio is a newly developed climbing area on the east coast of the Peloponnese, about 4 hours south of Athens. Helen and I spent about 3 weeks there last autumn and had a fabulous time and really liked the vibe, the village and the climbing. Here are our blog posts from our last trip There are dozens of sectors spread over the huge red walls behind the village and up the winding valley that heads steeply inland. There are good options for sun and shade (we could really only tolerate the shady ones in late October and still managed a new crag most days), and a good mix of grades; some but by no means all benefitting from the “holiday grading” of Kalymnos.

    The originally planned week of 16 to 24 February for Sun Rock 2019 seems to be stretching into a fortnight, with various teams booking longer trips or later flights (somewhat more cheaply) – there will be around 30 sunrocking Rucksackers in situ in Leonidio, Greece, from 16th Feb until 1st March. The “basecamp” accommodation at Camping Semeli is pretty much full, although a couple of the apartments could maybe squeeze in an extra one or two. However, there are plenty of other options – get in touch for details.


  • 02

    Whitbarrow walk

    All day

    Coordinator Keith Foster

    Start at the junction at Mill Side off the A590, grid reference SD 452 839 at 8:30. The walk will be about 20 miles taking in Whitbarrow Scar, Cartmel Fell and Winster Valley Contact Keith for more information

  • 06

    Walk: Torside Reservoir CP 067983. 11m

    10:00 -16:00

    Torside Reservoir, Torside Clough, Wain Stones, Glossop, Cock Hill. Pub Queens Arms, Old Glossop. Details TBA

  • 06

    Climbing: Awesome Walls, Stockport

    18:00 -22:00
    Awesome Walls - Stockport SK6 2BP
    Awesome Walls, Pearl Mill, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2BP, UK

    Awesome Walls, Stockport from 6pm.

    After, at The Railway, Avenue Street, Stockport SK1 2BZ.

    Co-ordinator: John Jefferies.

  • 09

    Derbyshire Walking Meet

    All day

    Coordinator Andy Howie

    The walk, an exploration of some of the very well-known parts of Kinder and those much lesser known places on and around Kinder and the nearby hills & valleys. The plan is to meet at 9.30am and start the walk from the main car-park in Hayfield at the bus station and the end of the Sett Valley Trail (GR SK 036 869), we will then head for Kinder via Twenty Trees and other “land-marks” exploring other “secret” places along the way, taking in the classic Kinder Downfall and Edale Rocks. We will finish back at the car park and then enjoy some refreshments in one of the Hayfield Hostelry’s. Please contact me if you wish to take part on the Meet