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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…

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…

Thursday Climbing - Wildcat (nr Matlock)

  • Thursday, 26th June 2014 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat, Matlock Bath, Peak District

    Our regular Thursday night climbing meet, everyone welcome including beginners. This week we…

    • 1 person attended

Bowline CC - It's another 'Peak Weekend'

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 23rd June 2014 @ 5:14pm

Did you all get out to enjoy some of your favourite outdoor pursuits this weekend? Don't forget to let me know what you've been up too, particularly any notable achievements or funny stories to share with the club!

We had a great weekend of climbing in the Peak district. On Saturday a group of us found a surprisingly quiet Birchen Edge which meant we had pretty much free run of the crag. Which made for a great introduction for some potential new members who all climbed very well. On Sunday we upped the challenge at Curbar with the highlight of the day being Tony Hextall's fantastic lead of 'The Peapod' HVS 5b (which was great fun to 2nd).

For those of you making the most of our lovely club hut please note that the code for the keysafe is changed regularly. Make sure you contact Bob Crosby several days before you visit to get the latest code.

Also we are pleased to report that the club has been successful in all three grant applications we made to the BMC. This means that we will be able to purchase a new group shelter for use on meets/events. We will be able to offer club members a free training session on 'escaping the system' (more details to follow). And we will be shortly unveiling a new integrated website for the club bringing together all the club information, news, emails, events, etc into one easy to one attractive and easy to use location (again more info will follow soon).

Tuesday evening:

- Running - Our usual off-road running meet in the Bradgate Park area, see the Events area for full details

- Cycling - Road cycling around the lovely local countryside, see the Events area for full details. 

- Bouldering - Our regular indoor bouldering meet at The Climbing Station in Loughborough, see the Events area for full details.

Thursday evening: 

- Climbing - Our regular Thursday night climbing meet, everyone welcome including beginners. This week we will be in the Peak unless the weather is adverse in which case we'll be indoors, see the Events area for full details.

Andy Potter
Meets Secretary
meetsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk
07796 220055

Bowline CC - It's another 'Peak Weekend'

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 16th June 2014 @ 5:06pm

Our second of this years 'Peak weekends' is coming up this weekend. On Saturday we will be meeting at the Café in Calver (where the old Outside was) between 10:00-10:30 am for a coffee/tea (and bacon buttie). For those climbing we are going to go to Birchen's edge, which is particularly beginner friendly. There is also plenty of scope for cycling/walking in the area. Whatever you're chosen activity we are planning to go to the Robin Hood pub in the evening from 7pm onwards. 

We will be do more activities again on the Sunday and are planning to go to Curbar Edge.  If you fancy staying up in the Peak on Saturday the Eric Byne campsite is a 10 minute walk form the Robin Hood pub; there's no need to book but you need to walk your stuff in as there is no vehicle access. 

It would make sense to share transport so meeting up local to Leicester and sharing cars would be a good plan. We usually have a meeting place in Stanton under Bardon, just off J22 of the M1. If you want to share lifts let me (Andy Potter, 07796 220055) know so I can co-ordinate and give you the exact location/time to meet (probably 9am).

Tuesday evening:

- Running - Our usual off-road running meet in the Bradgate Park area, see the Events area for full details

- Cycling - Road cycling around the lovely local countryside, see the Events area for full details. 

- Bouldering - Our regular indoor bouldering meet at The Climbing Station in Loughborough, see the Events area for full details.

Thursday evening: 

- Climbing - Our regular Thursday night climbing meet, everyone welcome including beginners. This week we will be in the Peak unless the weather is adverse in which case we'll be indoors, see the Events area for full details.

Andy Potter
Meets Secretary
meetsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk
07796 220055

Saunders Mountain Marathon

  • Saturday, 12th July 2014 at 8am - 4pm Sunday, 13th July
    Location: Lake District

    Come and join our group of club members to compete in the 36th Saunders Mountain Marathon. With…

    • 1 person attended

Club Hut meet - Climbing, Cycling, Walking

  • Friday, 25th July 2014 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 27th July
    Location: Club Hut (Dinorwic Mill Cottage), Brynrefail, Snowdonia

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

    • 1 person attended

Summer Meal!

  • Friday, 27th June 2014 at 6pm - 6pm Sunday, 29th June
    Location: Ty-Powdwr Hut, Dinorwic, Snowdonia

    Our summer meal weekend in the ever lovely Snowdonia. This year we're taking over the Karabiner…

Peak Weekend - Sunday - Curbar Edge

  • Sunday, 22nd June 2014 at 10am - 6pm
    Location: Curbar Edge, Peak District

    The 2nd half of our peak weekend takes us to Curbar Edge. A slight step up from Saturdays venue…

    • 2 people attended

Peak Weekend - Saturday - Birchen Edge

  • Saturday, 21st June 2014 at 10am - 6pm
    Location: Birchen Edge, Peak District

    Our 2nd peak weekend of 2014 kicks off at Birchen Edge. A great venue for getting a taste of…

    • 1 person attended

Thursday Climbing - Turning Stone Edge (nr Matlock)

  • Thursday, 19th June 2014 at 6pm
    Location: Turning Stone Edge, nr Matlock

    Our regular Thursday night climbing meet, everyone welcome including beginners. This week we…

    • 1 person attended

Thursday Climbing - Wildcat Crag (nr Matlock)

  • Thursday, 12th June 2014 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat Crag, Matlock Bath

    This week we will be at Wildcat crag near Matlock from 6pm. I (Andy Potter) will be leaving…

Running in the Bradgate Park Area

  • Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 at 7pm - 8pm, Tuesday, 9th September 2014 at 7pm - 8pm
    Location: Bradgate Park Main Car Park, Newton Lindford, Leicestershire

    Our regular running meet in the lovely Leicestershire countryside. There a runners of all…

Bouldering @ The Climbing Station

  • Tuesday, 1st October 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 8th October 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 29th October 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 5th November 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 12th November 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 26th November 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 10th December 2019 at 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday, 17th December 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: The Climbing Station, Empress Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1RH

    Our weekly indoor Bouldering at the The Climbing Station in Loughborough.

Bowline CC - Summers here... no honestly it really is!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Monday, 9th June 2014 @ 1:52am

Good morning Bowliners,

An annoyingly typical summer it is being at the moment, with sunshine in the week whilst your staring longingly out of the office window wishing you were at a nice crag. And then giving all those nice crags a good soaking at the weekend when you are actually free to climb them. 

That said we had good fun this week with climbing both locally and in the Peak on Thursday night. And several groups braved the showers at the weekend for adventurers in the Mountains. Club members also enjoyed a trip to the BMC Midlands area meeting and George cave lecture on Wednesday night (next meeting is on September 10th and features a talk by Nick Colton).

We now have a new BMC Access Rep for Midlands East, Jo Goodson. She would like to get familiar with the climbing activities that are happening in the area so if you go climbing at a local crag, please drop Jo an email to let her know (just when, where, and how many climbers) - jmg834@hotmail.com

This week once more we have a full range of activities on offer including running, bouldering, cycling and climbing. Also don't forget we have a peak weekend coming up on the 21st June (note this is a change of date, was previously 14th June).

SUMMER MEAL - Is only 3 weeks away, we still have places available so get yourself booked in for what will certainly be a great weekend.

Tuesday evening:

- Running
 - If you've not run before why not come and give it a go, meet at the Bradgate Park main car park in Newton Linford at 7pm. Contact 
Andy Potter (07796 220055)

- Cycling
 - Meet at the 
'Old Hare and Hounds' pub in Anstey at 6:30pm. Road cycling around the lovely local countryside with finishing back at the pub around 8pm. Contact Paul Barrett (07580 379067).

- Bouldering - 
Our regular bouldering meet at The Station in Loughborough from 6pm. Once you've tired your arms out come and relax at the pub with us (see below). Contact Andy Potter (07796 220055).

- Social meet 
- Whether you've been bouldering, cycling, running or just want to get out of the house. Come and meet us in the 'Old Hare and Hounds' pub in Anstey from 8pm for a chance to catchup and make plans for adventure! Contact Andy Potter (07796 220055).

Thursday evening: 

- Climbing - This week we will be at Wildcat crag near Matlock from 6pm. I will be leaving Leicester around 4:30pm if anyone wants a lift. As usual if the weather is adverse then we'll be indoors at The Tower. To get updates on whether we will be outdoors or indoors contact Andy Railton (07894 533629).

Upcoming meets (see our website for full meets list):

- June 21st/22nd - Peak Weekend meet, Climbing Cycling, Walking, etc - Contact Andy Railton (07984 533629)
- June 28th/29th - SUMMER MEAL at Caban, Brynrefail, book NOW - Contact Michelle Aukland (07812 108919)
- July 5th/6th - Peak Weekend meet, Climbing Cycling, Walking, etc - Contact Andy Railton (07984 533629)
- July 12th/13th - Saunders Mountain Marathon -  Contact Michelle Aukland (07812 108919)
- July 26th/27th - Club hut meet, Climbing, Cycling, Walking, MTB - Contact Bob Crosby (07934 475926)

Other stuff: 

- The BMC are holding a festival at Stanage to celebrate their 70th anniversary. Could be good fun if you aren't able to make the summer meal!

Andy Potter
BCC Meets Secretary
07796 220055

To find out more about the Leicester area based
Bowline Climbing Club 
please contact our chairman.

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