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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  • Colne Rowsley

    All day
    06/04/2019-07/04/2019

    Coordinator Andy Llewellyn

    This is one of the classic Club walks and has appeared on our programme from time to time over the last 50 or 60 years. To provide a flavour of the trip the following is an extract from the meet report from 5 years ago ….
    ‘Into the night we strode full of food, high spirits and good intentions to enjoy whatever the night had to throw at us. The forecast was OK with a few passing showers, so when light rain started we were not overly concerned. However the light rain quickly turned into heavier and heavier rain and by the time we were on Howden Edge it definitely wasn’t funny anymore. Heavy persistent rain ensued for what seemed like hours and I could sense some despondency creeping in. We stopped just short of the Outer Edge trig point with torrents of water running around our ankles, shins, knees or wherever depending how far one was submerged into peat bog. All was silent as we stared into the pools of peaty wet misery until Tom Howard commented that “a hell of a lot of things can only get a hell of a lot better from here”. It was just what we needed and of course he was right. Shortly after we had extracted ourselves from that particular spot of pleasure, the rain did ease and then stopped just before we reached the Margery Hill trig……….and we finished the walk about 12 hours later enjoying hot sunshine as we walked into Rowsley.’
    So what could be more temping than that? If you haven’t as yet done the walk now could be the time to have a go, or if you have already had the pleasure you will know what a treat to expect. We will start from the outskirts of Colne at around 10.30 on the Saturday morning and 70 or so miles later will hopefully end up in Rowsley sometime on the Sunday afternoon. Food support will be arranged on the Saturday evening (in the Marsden area) and Sunday morning near Cutthroat Bridge. Please let me know if you would like to come along and I will provide more specific details nearer the time.

     

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  • Colne Rowsley

    All day
    07/04/2019-07/04/2019

    Coordinator Andy Llewellyn

    This is one of the classic Club walks and has appeared on our programme from time to time over the last 50 or 60 years. To provide a flavour of the trip the following is an extract from the meet report from 5 years ago ….
    ‘Into the night we strode full of food, high spirits and good intentions to enjoy whatever the night had to throw at us. The forecast was OK with a few passing showers, so when light rain started we were not overly concerned. However the light rain quickly turned into heavier and heavier rain and by the time we were on Howden Edge it definitely wasn’t funny anymore. Heavy persistent rain ensued for what seemed like hours and I could sense some despondency creeping in. We stopped just short of the Outer Edge trig point with torrents of water running around our ankles, shins, knees or wherever depending how far one was submerged into peat bog. All was silent as we stared into the pools of peaty wet misery until Tom Howard commented that “a hell of a lot of things can only get a hell of a lot better from here”. It was just what we needed and of course he was right. Shortly after we had extracted ourselves from that particular spot of pleasure, the rain did ease and then stopped just before we reached the Margery Hill trig……….and we finished the walk about 12 hours later enjoying hot sunshine as we walked into Rowsley.’
    So what could be more temping than that? If you haven’t as yet done the walk now could be the time to have a go, or if you have already had the pleasure you will know what a treat to expect. We will start from the outskirts of Colne at around 10.30 on the Saturday morning and 70 or so miles later will hopefully end up in Rowsley sometime on the Sunday afternoon. Food support will be arranged on the Saturday evening (in the Marsden area) and Sunday morning near Cutthroat Bridge. Please let me know if you would like to come along and I will provide more specific details nearer the time.

     

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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