2021 Meets - Home and Abroad

Date
Meet and Venue
Meet Leader
January 12Paul Stock
February 6
AGM by Zoom
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April 13Paul Stock, Andy Burton
May 11Paul Stock, Andy Burton
May 23 - 28
Scottish Spring Meet, Braemar Postponed to 2022
Judy Renshaw
June 3 - 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
Ed Bramley
July 4 - 25
Joint Alpine Camping Meet, Innertkirchen, Interlaken-Oberhasli District, Switzerland
Paul McWhinney (AC)
August 14 - 20
Hotel Alpine Meet, St Luc, Valias, Switzerland
James Baldwin
August 19 - 22 Mary Eddowes
August 26 - 28 Marian Parsons
September 4 - 11 Paul Stock
September 17 - 19
ABMSAC/AC Late Summer Meet, George Starkey Hut
TBC
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
North/South Day Meet
Paul Stock, Ed Bramley
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 2020/2021

The winter series of London lectures have now been scheduled until March 2021.
The talks will be held via Zoom and we are giving all members the opportunity to watch the presentation.

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 - Pual Stock is organising this walk.

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


Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Derbyshire, 3 - 6 June

Once again we are returning to the Peak District and have added 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.
Andy has also booked one room in the bunkhouse (8 beds).
For those with campervans there is one pitch with hook-up suitable for a larger campervan at the 'Bull int Thorn' site situated on the main road above the Royal Oak site, about a 10 minute walk away. Cost £100 for the three nights. 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 Thursday evening have 'whale and chips' from the pub, as there is no confirmation when the Longnor chippy will be open again. When you book please let Andy know if you want to eat in that night and he will pre order for you.

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/bunkhouse/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. It is planned to meet for a Saturday evening meal. There is a variety of accommodation available for attendees to book. Nearer the time locations of the walks will be published.


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

The meet will take the usual format, with Ed providing a communal meal with wine on the Saturday evening.
Up to 16 places are booked in the hut. There is a possibility for stopping over on the Thursday night. When booking with Ed please let him know if you want to stop over the extra night.

With the Hut, a large House really, being situated right by the Rhyd Dhu path up Snowdon, and the Mountain Railway station, this venue provides a variety of excursions for everyone, literally from the front door.


July 4 - 25

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.


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

The meet will be based at St Luc, Val d’Anniviers. It is hoped that James will have more details when the lockdown ends.


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.


Picos de Europa Meet, Casa Gustavo, Potes, 4 - 11 September

Members who had booked on last years cancelled meet will have proirity for booking on this meet. More details will be issued later in 2021.


Roving Meet, Swanage, 24 - 26 September

We have the sole use of the Auberge Hostel in Swanage and there are 15 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 up to 14 places provisionally booked at the Beaconsbackpackers bunkhouse at the New Inn at Bwlch.
We intend to eat at the pub in the evenings.

Full details of price and how to pay will be added to the website in the coming months.

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 committee at an informal gathering. We will be having a communal meal on the Saturday night - more details later. Note that a short meeting of the committee will be held on Sunday morning.