2021 Meets - Home and Abroad

Meet and Venue
Meet Leader
January 12Paul Stock
February 6
AGM by Zoom
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April 13Margaret Moore, Ed Bramley
May 11Julie Freemantle, Andy Burton
May 23 - 28
Scottish Spring Meet, Braemar Postponed to 2022
Judy Renshaw
June 4 - 6
Bunkhouse/Camping Meet, Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Derbyshire
Andy Burton
June 26 -27 Mike Goodyer
July 2 - 4
Rhyd Ddu, Oread Club Hut, North Wales Postponed to 2022
Andy Burton
July 4 - 25
Joint Alpine Camping Meet, Innertkirchen Cancelled
Paul McWhinney (AC)
13 JulyAndy Burton, Paul Stock
10 AugustAndy Burton, Paul Stock
August 14 - 20
Hotel Alpine Meet, St Luc, Valias, Switzerland Cancelled
James Baldwin
August 19 - 22 Mary Eddowes
August 26 - 28 Marian Parsons
August 29 - Sept 3
ABMSAC/AC Late Summer Meet, George Starkey Hut
book your own
September 6 - 10
Lakes Meet, Patterdale Picos Meet postponed to September 2022
Paul Stock
September 24 - 26
Roving Meet - Swanage, Auberge Hostel
Paul Stock
October 8 - 10
New Inn, Bwlch, Brecon Beacons
Paul Stock
October 22 - 24
Presidents Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale
Andy Burton
November 20 Mike Goodyer, Ed Bramley
December 14
North/South Day Meet
Paul Stock, Andy Burton
December 27 - January 2
ABMSAC Twixmas/New Year meet, George Starkey Hut
Book your own

Please book direct with the Meet Leader, unless otherwise stated. Contact details are on the members database.

London Lecture Programme for 2021

Tuesday 5 October: The Seven Volcanic Summits – David Hamilton

Tuesday 2 November: Climbing and mountaineering in the Écrins NP - Eric Pouget

Tuesday 7 December: The highs and lows of climbing the 7 summits - Jo Bradshaw

The lectures will be held at the Civil Service Club in London.
After the success of the last series of Zoom lectures we are considering doing each lecture on Zoom.

See News section for full details.

Meets in 2021

If any members want to help organise the day walks in their area please let Paul know.

Should anything change with regards to Club meets then the attendees will be contacted by the meet organiser and information will also be placed on the club website.

The Annual General Meeting will be on the Saturday evening, 6 February, via a Zoom meeting. The Agenda and full details of how to access the meeting will be sent out to all members in the Newsletter during December.

North/South day walk 12 January- With the National Lockdown coming into effect on 6 January this meet is cancelled.

North/South Day Meet, 13 April

Under current Covid-19 restrictions from March 29 groups of up to six are permitted to exercise together.

North Day Meet - Derbyshire - Andy Burton is organising this walk.

South Day Meet - Combe, Oxfordshire - Margaret Moore is organising this walk.

Please contact the organisers to confirm your attendance (use members database for email addresses).

North/South Day Meet, 11 May

North Day Meet - Andy Burton is organising this walk.

South Day Meet - Julie Freemantle is organising this walk.

Please contact the organisers to confirm your attendance (use members database for email addresses).

Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Derbyshire, 4 - 6 June

Once again we are returning to the Peak District and are camping this year. Provisionally booked are three camping pitches adjacent to one another on the bottom row at the Royal Oak site and more space for small tents in the middle of the site. Andy will provide a 3m square gazebo and there will be two double gas burners available. In addition, we have use of a BBQ facility at the site.
Campervans no larger than a VW van can book on at the Royal Oak site.

Andy suggests that everyone brings their own food, including what they would like to BBQ/cook in the evening, for the nights they do not wish to eat food from the pub kitchen. The pub have invested in a stretch cover for a large part of their outside seating, and some outside heaters, so 3 tables have been booked in the Oak Room/or undercover outside, to seat a total of 16 in tables of up to 6, for the Saturday evening meal on 5th June. The pub also offers breakfasts from 9am Saturday and Sunday.
In a break with tradition, it is suggested that those arriving on Friday evening have 'whale and chips' from the pub, as there is no confirmation when the Longnor chippy will be open again.

As you appreciate things are still very fluid, as all the dates in the road map are heavily dependent on there being no resurgence of the virus.
Andy feels the above arrangements comply with all the Step 3 (17th May) guidelines, as outlined in the BMC Road Map guidance.
To book a place please contact Andy, let him know if you require camp/campervan and pay a £30 deposit to the club account. Once we know numbers more clearly then he can work out a price pppn, and everyone can then pay the balance into the Club account.
Andy has access to some small tents, when you book please let Andy know if you would like to borrow one.

Andy will be in regular contact with the pub and as things become clearer he will update you. By the date of the Meet many of us will have had our second jab and be as fully immunised as current data suggests we can be.

Come join us in the beautiful and varied Peak District.

Details of Royal Oak can be found on www.peakpub.co.uk, telephone 01298 83769.

Cotswold weekend, 26 - 27 June

This new meet will be based around the Cirencester and Cheltenham area with two day walks in different locations. There is a variety of accommodation available for attendees to book.

The plan is to have one walk in the Stanton area, near Broadway, going on a circular route via Snowshill - around 9 miles. On the other day a walk will be planned around the Seven Springs area, near to Cheltenham. There are two walks, of 6 or 9 miles, going along part of the Cotswold Way and Devils Chimney, the longer walk will also take in the Crickley Hill Park.

Please contact Mike by Monday 14 June if you want to come along. Attendees will be given walk details by 19 June.

Rhyd Ddu, Oread Hut, North Wales, 2 - 4 July

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Wales the hut is not available for us to use. Unfortunately the meet has been postponed until next year.

North/South Day Meet, 13 July

Under current Covid-19 restrictions organised groups of up to 30 members can take place

North Day Meet - Andy Burton is the contact for this walk.

South Day Meet - Paul Stock is the contact for this walk.

Venues will be announced soon.
Please contact the organisers to confirm your attendance (use members database for email addresses).

Joint Alpine Camping Meet, 4 - 25 July

The meet will be based in Innertkirchen, Interlaken-Oberhasli District, Switzerland. For full details and to confirm your attendance please contact Paul McWhinney of the AC.

North/South Day Meet, 10 August

Under current Covid-19 restrictions organised groups of up to 30 members can take place

North Day Meet - Andy Burton is the contact for this walk.

South Day Meet - Paul Stock is the contact for this walk.

Venues will be announced soon.
Please contact the organisers to confirm your attendance (use members database for email addresses).

Hotel Alpine Meet, St Luc, Valias, Switzerland, 14 - 20 August

With the uncertainity of travel and group meetings during the Covid-19 restrictions this meet has been cancelled.

New Members Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 19 - 22 August

This Meet is designed to encourage prospective New Members to attend and hopefully join the Club. Mary Eddowes and her core group of friends prepare a meal on the Saturday evening for everyone, and weather permitting a varied programme of walks is run by Mary and her advisers from the Hut over this weekend introducing new attendees to both the Ullswater valley, our Hut and the ABMSAC.

Contact Mary to book a place on this Meet, and come along and see if you enjoy the experience as much as we all do.

Maintenance Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 26 - 29 August

An opportunity to spend a few days at our George Starkey Hut in Patterdale in August - for free......

We have all spent the last year in our own domains around the country and, no doubt, itching to get away to the hills. Well here’s an opportunity for you in August - our hut maintenance meet - arrive 26th and depart 29th, or any time in between - up to 3 nights for free (Thur, Fri & Sat). Extend you stay at your own cost.
All the club asks is that you give a day of your time to help complete a few of the maintenance tasks that need to be done in the hut. No - not climbing up on the roof but maybe some painting or cleaning kitchen shelves or cleaning the windows or tidying up the carpark or various other small but manageable jobs.

We have a communal meal together on the Saturday evening ‘on the house’ PLUS
• It's a real opportunity to put something back into the club & hut,
• put a face to some of those members’ names who will also helping
• AND have time for some great walks or climbs in the area.

Drop the dates into your diary/calendar and sign up with Marian, our Hut Warden.

ABMSAC/AC Late Summer Meet, George Starkey Hut , Patterdale, 29 August - September 3 August

The rest of the following week (29th Aug - departing Fri 3rd Sept) is exclusively available to members to book via the website and extend their visit. By then we are hoping all restrictions will be lifted.

Lakes Meet, GSH, Patterdale 6 - 10 September

Visit the Lake District in late summer and enjoy some walks in out of the way places, or just enjoy the usual summits. This meet is a replacement for the cancelled trip to the Picos, whcih has been rebooked for September 2022.

Book your own bed, using the Hut Booking System, for any duration of the meet and let Paul know when you're coming along. This will help with any planning.

Roving Meet, Swanage, 24 - 26 September

We are staying at the Auberge Hostel in Swanage and there are 7 places available for the weekend.
It has a very decent kitchen and drying room.
See www.swanageauberge.co.uk for cost and facilities.

Brecon Beacons Meet, New Inn, Bwlch, 8 - 10 October

There are 10 places booked at the Beaconsbackpackers bunkhouse at the New Inn at Bwlch.
We intend to eat at the pub in the evenings.

Please book with Paul Stock.

Presidents Meet, George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, 22 - 24 October

The Presidents meet, to be held in the George Starkey Hut, is an opportunity to enjoy good fellowship and a chance to put your views about the club to the President and/or committee at an informal gathering.

We will be having a communal meal on the Saturday night. We are pleased to announce that once again the President has engaged the services of our resident chef, Andy Hayes. There will be a charge of £10 per person for the evening meal. Wine will be supplied by the club.

Please book with the President before Friday 15 October. To help the chef please confirm any allergies or special diet requirements.
If any attendee is travelling by train to Penrith, then please let him know so transport can be arranged.
Andy will collect hut fees by BACS.

North/South Day Meet, 20 November

North Day Meet - Ed Bramley is organising this walk.
The around 9 mile route starts at Ashford in the Water and follows the River Wye to Monsal Head and returns via Thornbribge Hall and Bakewell. Meet opposite the church (parking either off street, or in the car parks on Church St and Castle Lane) at 10am on the Saturday.
The route is available to download.

South Day Meet - Mike Goodyer is organising this walk.
The around 12 mile walk starts from the National Trust car park at the Uffington White Horse and follows the Lambourn Valley Way and heads over the Downs to Ashdown House and goes onto the Ridgeway, returning to the start via Wayland Smithy. Please meet at the car park for a 9:30am start.
The route is available to download.

Please contact the organisers to confirm your attendance (use members database for email addresses).