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2017 Ladies Weekend

This years ladies weekend took a giant stride away from the usual camping escapades Ruth kindly fell down the rabbit hole of the Airbnb website and found us a delightful moored barge on the River Thames near Chertsey. This particular boat was owned by a delightful host called Giles who it turned out was rather […]

Hastings Rock & Fell Peak District Weekend

As always with this popular visit to Derbyshire a good number of people put their names on the list of attendees. However a poor forecast put a few off, so the total putting up their tents (and mobile homes) was a bit reduced.

Of Mountains and Men

A new book, recently published by the Oxford Alpine Club (OAC), may be of interest to club members.

Hastings Rock and Fell in Derbyshire

The annual summer visit to the Peak District again proved popular with members.

Old Man of Hoy

Booking the ferry for the Hoy trip what’s your reg no, read Darryls text; Bugger had forgot all about that. I was midway through my work season in France and sleep and reasoning were in short supply. I’m sure I volunteered myself on the basis of having a car large enough for the mountains of gear needed for the trip and […]

Hastings Rock and Fell Trip to the Lake District

A small but enthusiast group camped on the shores of Lake Coniston with a view to exploring the area and climbing and walking in this region of the lakes.

Calling all new climbers!

If you are new to rock climbing in the last year or two and have not yet ventured beyond climbing walls and, maybe, top rope protected climbing at Harrisons & Bowles Rocks, then our Club trip to the Peak District in the summer (see newsletter for dates) will be a perfect trip for you to come and […]

Scottish Winter Trip – Glen Affric

16 club members eventually made it to Tomich, just over 600 miles ooop north and over the border. We were all installed by Saturday night to some prime accommodation on the Guisachan estate (home of the golden retriever), in 5 cottages arranged around a farm courtyard, spacious, nicely appointed, dry and warm.

Kev’s Big Climbing Trip to North Wales

The summer is disappearing fast and the outdoor climbing season will soon be coming to an end. So I rang Fruit from Crew to find out if he would be up for a bit of trad climbing! O’ yes was his answer; it will have to be this week as the weather might change.

Hastings Rock & Fell in Cornwall

It seems some time ago, but is actually only a few weeks, that a club expedition to the West Country set off, heading for the Tower Park campsite near the village of St Buryan, beyond Penzance.

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