2024 Meet Reports

Peak District Meet, Ilam, May
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, 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.

Alpine Hotel Meet from 4 to 11 July has a twin room 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 20 June

Update on the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.
They are celebrating 60 years this year. The latest Newsletter updates recent events and news.


The May Day Holiday weekend meet at Ilam Hall Youth Hostel went well. Report and photos.


The Scotland meet in mid May, based in Crianlarich, was blessed with good weather.
A report will be posted soon.


The Journal was sent to members on 20 April.

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.

Last Updated: 20 June 2024

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