2024 Meet Reports

April day walks
Sprotborough, New Forest
March day walks
Castleton, Hampshire
February day walks
Peaks, Selborne
Annual Dinner Meet, Glenridding, February
January day walks
Ridgeway, Cromford
Twixmas Meet, at GSH, New Year

Club information

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.

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

Training reports 2019, 2020 and 2022

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 - 12 April

There are a few places remaining on the Peak District meet on 3-6 May. Please let Andy Burton know by Thursday 18 April if you want to take one of these places.
The meet will be at Ilam Hall Youth Hostel. This 17th Century gothic manor sits in 84 acres of National Trust parkland, with the beauty of Dovedale just on its doorstep. The beautiful youth hostel is full of character and nestled near the quaint village of Ilam.

Alpine Hotel Meet from 4 to 11 July has one room for two people available. Please contact Pam if you want to come along to the meet. This meet is held in the attractive village of Grimentz in the Val díAnniviers, one of the loveliest valleys in the Swiss Alps.

Slovakia Trek in early September is now full.

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 15 April

April Day Walks - to 9 members went on the day walks. Reports of the walks

The road closures of the A592 Penrith to Windermere road continue, which might affect those using the Hut until the end of April. The road will be shut for 2 weeks from 16 April for resurfacing.

The Skills Weekend, based at the GSH, was sucessful with attendees taking part in navigation skills and via ferrata. A report will follow.

March Day Walks - up to 12 members went on the day walks. Reports of the walks.


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.
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.

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.

Annual Dinner Walks - Gowbarrow Round, Bedafell Round

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 until the end of April. The road will be shut for 2 weeks from 16 April for resurfacing.

Last Updated: 15 April 2024

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