Club information

2024 Meet Reports
South Day walk, Ridgeway, January
North(ish) Day walk, Cromford, January
Twixmas Meet, at GSH, New Year

New membership enquires

Current members

Committee whos who

Development and Training package
The aim is to provide financial assistance for training courses to increase members skills.
Heather Eddowes is coordinating the scheme.

Training reports 2019, 2020 and 2022

Data Privacy Policy

Child Protection Policy

The web site for the Swiss Alpine Club has links into pages for the separate Sections.

A source for all types of climbing information, access and insurance in the UK is the BMC


Members Activities - 2021, 2022, 2023

Photo Archive 2001 to 2020

Meet reports 2001 to 2023

Treks 2001 to 2012

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

Centenary DVD chapters are on YouTube.

Journals from 1909 to 2023.

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

A brief history of the Britannia Hut up to our 2023 visit.

In addition, we have a copy of the "Inauguration of the Cabane Britannia, 1912.

Upcoming Meets - updated 14 February

The next winter walks will be on Tuesday 12 March and Tuesday 9 April.
Please contact Andy Burton/Paul Stock for more details.

Slovakia Trek in early September.
There are still places available on this trek. If you want to attend the trek please let the Meet Organiser know by 29 February.

Improve your Skills Meet will be at the George Starkey Hut on 5 - 7 April.

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 16 Febraury

Day Walks - on Tuesday 13 February up to 13 members attend the day walks. The North walk was based around Hathersage in the Peak District and the South walk was around Selbourne Common.

At the Annual Dinner there was a pictorial review of the 2023. Thanks to Don Hodge for compiling this review from the website and for Ed Bramley posting it on youtube.

Please note a change in Hut bookings over Bank Holidays for members in 2024.
Members now have exclusive use of the hut only at the August and Twixmas Bank Holidays.

Over the first weekend of February around 40 members and guests braved the windy conditions in the Lake District for our Annual Dinner and AGM at the Inn on the Lake in Glenridding.
At the AGM Daniel Albert was confirmed as President. Andy was thanked for his time as President over the last three years.
A full report and photos will be posted soon.

North Group South Group

Both the North and South groups braved cold winds for the monthly stride out.

Report of the January day walks

Report from the Twixmas Meet, at New Year

The London Lecture Programme started in early October 2023.
The next lecture is on Tuesday 5 March - Summits & Snowstorms: Exploratory Mountaineering in the Indian Himalaya by Tom Davis-Merry. (In London and on Zoom)
All talks start at 7:30pm. See News section for full details.
We are looking for speakers for the forthcoming autumn season - talks will be on first Tuesday in October, November and December.

Past news

Local support in the Lake District

We are a member of the Friends of the Lake District.

We support the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.

Patterdale Primary School - We donated money to the school to help fund their 'Forest School and Garden Club'. We are delighted that the school won awards in the Cumbria in Bloom Schools Competition.

Meet walks

We record many walks that have been completed on Meets.
If you visit the area you may want to check out one of the walks.
See walks from 2021 to 2023.

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

January Day Walk - Ridgeway & West Ilsley

George Starkey Hut


The Hut (what3words: ///martini.louder.bolsters) is in Patterdale near Ullswater, at the heart of the Lake Districtís 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.

Members have exclusive use of the hut at the August and Twixmas Bank Holidays.

Marian, the Hut Warden has informed us of road closures of the A592 Penrith to Windermere road, which might affect those using the Hut over the winter.

Last Updated: 16 February 2024

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