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Charnwood Hills Race 2018

  • Sunday, 4th February 2018 at 10am
    Location: Martin School, Link Road, Anstey, Leicester. OS sheet 140, grid ref 547093

    The Bowline Climbing Club are pleased to be hosting the 32nd Charnwood Hills race on Sunday 4th…

Bowline CC - Improvements to the hut, have your say!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 28th September 2017 @ 5:13pm

Hi Bowliners,

For over 12 months now we have been in the process of planning, and preparing for, some major improvement works to our club hut. All being well we will be ready to do the works in the early part of 2018. The core of the planned works is the fitting of new insulation to the walls in the main living room and the bedroom of the hut. We are also taking the opportunity to improve the lighting and electric points in these rooms. 

As this work will require us to empty the hut of all the tables, sofa's, bed's, etc, the hut will necessarily be unavailable to be used for a period of around 4 weeks. The nature of the works means that all the wall panelling will be removed and the ceilings will also need to be taken down. This means that we can consider the possibility of doing other improvements to the hut at the same time whilst the hut is empty and the walls/ceilings have been stripped back.

As users of the club hut we would like to hear any practical, and financially achievable, suggestions from club members for things we could do to improve the hut that might fit in with the work we already have planned. Please send your suggestions to the hut secretary (Dave Toach, thehutsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk) and he will collate the idea's for the committee to review at our next meeting on 1st November.

If you would like to come along to the committee meeting to discuss your idea's in person that would be fine too. Club members are welcome to attend all committee meetings.

Kind regards,

Andy Potter
BCC Meets Secretary

Bowline CC - New door at the hut, key holders take note!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 27th September 2017 @ 3:29pm

Hi All,

We now have a new front door at Dinorwic Mill Cottage, which has meant a change in the lock. If you are an existing key holder, you can exchange it for a new one. If you are not a key holder, then you can have a key for a deposit of £15. To exchange or obtain a key, contact Dave Toach at thehutsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk. A new key has been put into the key safe so if you arrive at the hut with the old key, you can still gain access. For the current code contact either Paul Parker or Dave Toach.

Kind regards,

Andy

Climbing - Thursday 7th Sept - Beacon Hill 6pm

  • Thursday, 7th September 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Beacon Hill

    Hi folks, we will be climbing at Beacon Hill this Thursday, weather permitting. This will be…

    • 2 people attended

Climbing - Thursday 31st August Markfield

  • Thursday, 31st August 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Markfield

    Hi folks, climbing at Markfield this Thursday from 6 p.m. onwards if weather OK, if it looks…

    • 4 people attended

Craig Buddon Climbing Thursday 24th August 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, 24th August 2017 (all day)
    Location: Craig Buddon

    Hi some folks are planning to go climbing this Thursday at Craig Buddon from 6 p.m. onwards. I…

Peak district climbing

  • Saturday, 29th July 2017 at 10am
    Location: Bamford Edge

    We're heading to the Peak District this Saturday. Target is Bamford Edge depending on the…

    • 5 people attended

Thursday climbing @ Markfield Quarry

  • Thursday, 27th July 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Markfield Quarry, nr Leicester

    This week we'll keep it local at Markfield Quarry from 6:00pm. Will be bringing a bouldering…

    • 1 person attended

BMC Midlands area meeting

  • Wednesday, 6th September 2017 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road (junction with Olton Lane), Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Come along to our next gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers, and get involved with the…

Thursday climbing @ Turningstone Edge

  • Thursday, 20th July 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Turningstone Edge, near Matlock

    This week we will be at Turningstone Edge, near Matlock, from 6pm. Contact for the evening is…

    • 2 people attended

Thursday Climbing @ Beacon Hill

  • Thursday, 13th July 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Beacon Hill, Leicestershire

    The weather forecast is very changeable but we're going to make a try for Beacon Hill. Good top…

    • 2 people attended

Peak District Climbing

  • Sunday, 9th July 2017 at 10am
    Location: Meet at 'Outside' cafe (Hathersage)

    Another chance to spend a lovely day climbing in the Peak District. We'll be in the cafe at…

    • 4 people attended

Thursday Climbing @ Birchen Edge

  • Thursday, 6th July 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Birchen Edge, Peak District

    Gritstone this week so it's Birchen Edge for our Thursday climbing fix. Park opposite the Robin…

    • 3 people attended

The summer meal weekend

  • Friday, 30th June 2017 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 2nd July
    Location: Bryn Hafod, Dinas Mawddwy, Powys, POWYS SY20 9JA

    Our annual summer meal weekend is coming up on the 1st/2nd July.…

    • 6 people attended

Christmas bouldering competition

  • Tuesday, 12th December 2017 at 7pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Loughborough

    Get ready to have fun and test your skills against your fellow Bowline Boulderers at our annual…

    • 1 person attended

Club slideshow

  • Wednesday, 6th December 2017 at 7:30pm
    Location: The Blackhorse Pub, Aylestone, Leicester

    Come and share your adventures with fellow Bowliners at…

    • 9 people attended

Thursday Climbing @ Wildcat (Matlock Bath)

  • Thursday, 22nd June 2017 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat crag, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire

    Back to the southern peak district for this weeks Thursday climbing trip. We'll be at 'Wildcat'…

    • 6 people attended

Chairmans walk and lunch

  • Sunday, 3rd December 2017 at 10am
    Location: The Peak District

    We are going to enjoy another great walk in the Peak District for this years Chairman's Walk.…

    • 26 people attended

Joshua Tree climbing trip

  • Friday, 29th December 2017 at 9am - 6pm Sunday, 14th January 2018
    Location: Joshua Tree, California, USA

    Having visited Joshua Tree in 2015 I can confirm that it is a trad climbing paradise with…

    • 4 people attended

The Bowline annual dinner

  • Saturday, 18th November 2017 at 7pm
    Location: The Belmont Hotel, 20 De Montfort Square, Leicester

    The social event of the year is of course the Bowline Climbing Club annual dinner. This year we…

    • 22 people attended

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Bowline Climbing Club 
please contact our chairman.

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February 2021
Wednesday 10th
8pm Winter Talk 3 - Maps for Britain's Mountains
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8pm Winter Talk 4 - Roots of Rockingham - Back from the Brink

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