Recent Meet walks

Since 2021 we record walks that have been completed on Meets. If you visit the area you may want to check out one of the walks.

Downloadable as a .gpx file for use on GPS, mobile or mapping software.

The latest walks are below.

Edale Meet in May
Saturday: Kinder Downfall round
Sunday: Lose Hill from Edale

Southern Day Meet in April
South: Combe Round

Day Meet in March
North: Castles and Caverns

2022 Meet Reports

Wales Meet, June
Braemar Meet, May
Edale Meet, May
Ravensdale, April
Combe Round, April
Training Meet, April
Castles and Caverns, March
Return to the Chilterns, March
Ladybower walk, February
Annual Dinner and AGM, January
Higger Tor walk, January
Staveley walk, January
Twixmas Meet, GSH, December/January

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The aim is to provide financial assistance for training courses to increase members skills.
Heather Eddowes, Vice President, is coordinating the scheme.

Latest training report from Daniel Albert
Training reports 2019 and 2020

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Photo Archive 2001 to 2020

Meet reports 2001 to 2021

Treks 2001 to 2011

We continue our pdf archive of books and Journals that give an insight into the Association in its earlier days.

Journals from 1909 to 2020.

History of the Association, published in 2005 was written by member James Bogle.

We have a copy of the "Inauguration of the Cabane Britannia, 1912.

Centenary DVD chapters are on YouTube.

Meets Programme - updated 28 July

George Starkey Hut Maintenance Meet
This meet has moved to August 24 - 27. This is an invitation/appeal for volunteers.
The broad objectives are to compliment the extensive professional work done to upgrade our hut, improving overall comfort, cleanliness and creating a good club ambiance.

Brecon Beacons Please note the change of date for this meet
Unfortunately there is a large Mountain Biking event on the original date and a lot of the bunkhouses have been booked up including the New Inn. Paul has managed to book us in for the following weekend 14-15 October 2022.
This means the meet is a week before the Presidents Meet in Patterdale, but it was felt this was preferable to cancelling the meet.

Advance notice of some Meets in 2023:
North Wales Meet
at the Oread Hut: 9 - 11 June.
Mendip Meet at a bunkhouse in Oakhill: mid week 20 - 23 June. Ten places provisional booked. A new area for us. The bunkhouse is a good base for biking and/or walking in the Mendips and rock climbing in the Cheddar Gorge area. Ideal venue for day trippers from the Bristol/Bath area.
Full details of the meets will be presented during the late autumn.

The Committee has produced some advice to club members attending club meets during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Worth a read before you venture out for a day on the hills.

We are using the BMC plan (updated 4 April 2022) for England and Wales for organising our meets. In addition here is the latest info for Scotland (updated 18 April 2022).

Should any meets change then the attendees will be contacted by the meet organiser and information will also be placed on the club website.

Latest News 5 August

LONDON JOINT CLUBS SOCIAL MEETS 2022/3 - The autumn lectures are now organised and will be at the Civil Service Club in London and via Zoom.
The dates for the talks are Tuesdays 4th October, 1st November and 6th December.
The first talk on Tuesday 4 October is by one of our members - David Seddon. His talk is entitled: :‘TH Somervell - Mountaineer, Surgeon, Artist’

Up to 22 members spent a sunny week Alpine walking in the Kandersteg valley. Report and photos will follow.
Nico looked after us very well at the Hotel Alfa-Soleil.
The plan for next year is to visit the Saas valley.

Report and photos of Braemar Meet

Report and photos of Wales Meet

Past news

Members 2022 activities

Mike Goodyer on the West Highland Way in April, accompanied by Ed Bramley and Paul Stock.

George Starkey Hut


The Hut is in Patterdale near Ullswater, at the heart of the Lake District’s Eastern Fells. It is ideally placed for the High Street range to the East, whilst from the front there is a splendid view of Helvellyn and its neighbouring fells: to reach them, all you have to do is put on your boots and walk from the Hut.

Please follow the instructions on the use of the hut and be aware of other people using the hut.

Advance booking is absolutely essential for members. To book go to the hut website and click on Member Bookings.

Last Updated: 5 August 2022

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