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.

Day Walk, October
South Walk

Rhinogs Round in August

2023 Meet Reports

Day Walks, November
Bannau Brycheiniog Meet, October
Day Walks, October
Llangollen Meet, Wales, September
Tour of Mont Blanc Trek, France, September
Rhinogs Meet, Wales, August
Visit to the Britannia Hut, July
Saas Almagell Meet, July
North Wales Meet, June
Mendips Meet, June
Torridon Meet, May
Peaks Weekend, May
North(ish) day Walk, White Peak, April
Skills Weekend at GSH, April
Southern day Walk, Test Valley, March
Northern day Walk, Whatstandwell, March
Northern Day Walk, Lathkill Dale, February
Annual Dinner Weekend, February
Southern day walk, Chilterns, January
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.

Training reports 2019, 2020
and 2022 Rock skills, Mountain Skills, Fell and Moorland Leader Training

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 2022
West Highland Way in April
Oxford Canal in July
Honeymoon Kletterstieg in September

Members activities 2021

Photo Archive 2001 to 2020

Meet reports 2001 to 2022

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.

Meets Programme for 2023/24 - updated 2 December

Upcoming Meets

North/South Day Walks are back. The next autumn/winter walks will be on Tuesday 12 December.
Please contact Andy Burton/Judy Renshaw for more details.

AGM and Annual Dinner will be on Saturday 3rd February at the Inn on the Lake.
We are delighted to announce our Guest Speaker for the evening is Kate Ross.
The AGM will be at 5:45, followed by a 4 course dinner at 7:30pm.
Full details and a booking form for the dinner were sent out with the December newsletter.

The Meets list for 2024 is now available

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 2 December

The 'End of the Year' Newsletter with details of the AGM was sent out on 2 December.

A group photo of ‘beanie’ hat wearing has been sent in by Ed Bramley.
If you have a photo to be included please send it to the Editor.

Report of the November day walks

Report and photos of the Bannau Brycheiniog Meet in October

Report and photos of the North day walk in October

News of the Kendal Mountain festival this month.

The Presidents Meet, over the first weekend of November, was blessed with dry weather and even some sunshine.
Many thanks to Andy, Celine and Daniel for supplying the Saturday evening dinner.

A report and photos will follow soon.

George Starkey Hut in Patterdale From the 1st January 2024 the hut will be closed to ABMSAC & AC Members for the whole month.
This is due to to the necessary internal work within all the dormitories. Ceilings will be stripped and replaced with insulating boards then re-skimmed. It was felt that this should be done asap in order to benefit from the insulation over the winter months. The external roof work has been completed.
Hut Management Committee 23 Oct 2023

The London Lecture Programme started in early October. The series started well with two interesting talks. .
The next lecture is on Tuesday 5 December - Perseverance and Adventure in the Tian Shan by Tom Davis-Merry.
All talks start at 7:30pm. See News section for full details.
We are looking for a speaker for the March talk. If interested please contact Don Hodge.

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.

Members activities 2023

Hogmanay Reflections
by Julie Jones.

George Starkey Hut


The Hut (what3words: ///martini.louder.bolsters) 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.
From the 1st January 2024 the Hut will be closed to ABMSAC & AC Members for the whole month - see 'News' above for details.

Members have exclusive use of the hut over Bank Holiday weekends.

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: 2 December 2023

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