News and Announcements

Craig Harwood

Posted by Andy Railton, Monday, 8th September 2014 @ 6:49pm

  • I've some very sad news to pass on. Craig Harwood who used to be a very long standing member of the Bowline Climbing Club has been killed in a climbing accident at Bude last week. Craig was a very active member of the Bowline for many years, before moving away from the Leicestershire area. Craig was a very keen climber and runner. Craig helped to organise the Charnwood Hills Race and was also instrumental in helping many novice climbers to begin their rock climbing careers; I can remember being dragged up a route on Craig Cywarch in Mid Wales by Craig.

    Our thoughts are with his partner Janet and his family.

    Andy Railton (8th September)

Sunday climbing - Burbage North

  • Sunday, 7th September 2014 at 10:15am
    Location: Car park behind 'Outside', Hathersage

    Climbing at Burbage North in the Peak District, meet up at 10:15 in the car park behind…

Saturday climbing - Horseshoe Quarry

  • Saturday, 6th September 2014 at 10am
    Location: Horseshoe Quarry, nr Stoney Middleton

    A group are heading over to Horseshoe Quarry on Saturday (6th Sept) for sport climbing; meeting…

Bowline CC - Whooa we're going off to Lundy...

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 1st September 2014 @ 4:52pm

OK so I'm not expecting to see the Vengaboys on Lundy, nor will there be any Ibiza'esque night life. But that is just perfect because we're going for the miles of awesome rock just waiting to be 'Bowlined'. No doubt we will come back with tales of adventure and great times. So if you are not joining in Lundy then why not come along to one of the many upcoming meets we have. Checkout the list lower down the email or look on our website, new meets include Mountain Biking, Fireworks, The club annual dinner, Chairmans walk, and the BritRock Film tour.

We may also try and squeeze in another day or two in the Peak district if the weather stays nice so keep an eye on your emails. We had a fantastic time at Stannage Popular yesterday with a great turn out and it would be good to do the same again before the winter comes. Check out some of the pictures on our Facebook page.

NB: The BMC Midlands area meet and talk by Nick Colton is next Wednesday 10th September, see the attached draft agenda.

Mountain Biking Weekend

  • Saturday, 1st November 2014 (all day)
    Location: The Fountain Inn Lodge, Park End, Forest of Dean

    For this years Mountain Biking meet we are going to the MTB mecca of the Forest of Dean, on the…

    • 2 people attended

Chairman's Walk and Lunch

  • Sunday, 7th December 2014 at TBD
    Location: Monyash, Peak District

    Our traditional chairman's walk is on Sunday 7th of December and we will be walking to the…

    • 1 person attended

Annual Dinner

  • Saturday, 15th November 2014 at 7pm - 11:59pm
    Location: Brooksby Hall

Sunday Climbing - Eastern Grit

  • Sunday, 31st August 2014 at 10:15am
    Location: Eastern Grit, meet in the car park behind 'Outside' in Hathersage

    UPDATE - The weather forecast has changed so we are now going to the Eastern Grit area. We…

    • 1 person attended

BMC Midlands area meeting and Nick Colton talk

  • Wednesday, 10th September 2014 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Join us at the next BMC Midlands area meeting, featuring a talk by BMC Deputy CEO Nick Colton…

BritRock Film Tour

  • Thursday, 16th October 2014 at 8:30pm
    Location: The Quad, Derby

    Leading adventure film maker Alastair Lee and his crew of creatives at Posing Productions have…

    • 1 person attended

Thursday Climbing - Craig Buddon

  • Thursday, 28th August 2014 at 6pm
    Location: Craig Buddon

    Meet at Craig Buddon from 6pm for climbing. If the weather is no good we will fallback to The…

Bowline CC - It was a bit damp in Cornwall

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Wednesday, 27th August 2014 @ 6:27pm

Well I think we've been pretty lucky this year with the weather for our Bowline meets. So I guess it wasn't a great surprise that our climbing exploits this weekend were limited to Friday and Saturday. However we made the most of the good weather we had with lots of adventure climbing on Bosigran Ridge and on the Bosigran main cliffs. Plus with some teams arriving in advance of the weekend and some staying on too there was plenty of Bowliners enjoying the lovely Cornish granite.

And the rain didn't stop play completely, we just switched to different activities with running, body boarding and walking to keep us entertained. Plus visits to some of the local historical sites and the Newelyn Fish Festival. All in all and excellent weekend, thank you to Zoe Pickering for organising the meet and to all those who came for making it great fun!

If all this talk of climbing is making you want to get out on the rock the weather for this weekend looks favourable so keep an eye on your email as I will let you know where we are heading out too!

Also, those of you going on the Lundy meet I will be sending out an email tomorrow with some extra information!

Thursday Climbing - Beacon Hill

  • Thursday, 21st August 2014 at 6pm
    Location: Beacon Hill, nr Woodhouse

    Meet at Beacon Hill from 6pm for climbing. If the weather is no good we will fallback to The…

Bowline CC - A new week and a new website

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 18th August 2014 @ 11:24am

Hello Bowliners and friends,

It's the Cornwall meet this weekend, hooray! We're looking forward to some exciting times so come and join us if you're not already coming. Those that are camping don't forget to send your £25.50 to the club account ASAP (and email me, Zoe Pickering and Dave Toach to let us know you have paid)!

There has been some mixed conditions in the Alps this summer. Several groups of club members have been making the most of the breaks in the weather and having some exciting experiences. We look forward to the club slideshow later in the year to hear all about their adventures. In the meantime why not head over to the BMC Midlands area meeting on September 10th which features a talk on Alpine experiences by Nick Colton (see attached flyer for full details)!

We are pleased to announce that the club will be getting a brand new website this week. Our new site not only features all the great content from the current website (thank to everyone who has contributed and especially to Robin Richmond for setting up and maintaining the current site). But it will also provide a central place from which we can email out information to members, share events, and also provides for group email facilities so members can share their adventures and easily make plans for trips! We will be switching our main website address ( over to the new site on Wednesday evening. If you would like to take a look at the new website now you can find it running here (but please note that not everything is transferred across yet). Any feedback/comments are welcome!

Club hut meet - Walking/Scrambling weekend

  • Saturday, 11th October 2014 (all day)
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    A special club hut meet with a focus on walking. Based from our club hut we will be heading out…

    • 1 person attended

Club hut meet - Climbing, Walking, Cycling...

  • Saturday, 13th September 2014 (all day)
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    Come and stay in our wonderful club hut and join fellow club members and friends for adventures…

Lundy climbing trip

  • Saturday, 6th September 2014 (all day)
    Location: Lundy, Bristol Channel

    Our trip to the little island with a whole lot of climbing, almost entirely of the sea cliff…

    • 1 person attended

Thursday Climbing - Markfield Quarry

  • Thursday, 14th August 2014 at 6pm
    Location: Markfield Quarry

    Meet at Markfield Quarry from 6pm for climbing. If the weather is no good we will fallback…

Cornwall Climb Fest 2014

  • Saturday, 23rd August 2014 (all day)
    Location: St Just, Cornwall

    We are staying at Trevaylor Caravan & Camping Park…

    • 1 person attended

Club hut maintenance meet

  • Saturday, 16th August 2014 (all day)
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    On the weekend of the 16th/17th August we are heading to our lovely hut in Snowdonia to do some…

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