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Bowline CC - Important Hut News and Dates for the Diary

E-mail sent by Zoe Pickering, Friday, 31st August 2018 @ 8:27am

Hello fellow Bowliners!

Just a quick note to confirm what some of you may have already heard - the much anticipated hut refurbishment will start on the weekend of 29th September and the Hut will be completely CLOSED to ALL bookings until the first weekend of December whilst the interior is reinsulated, rewired and re-lined. Exciting times - watch out for news of the grand hut re-opening once the work is complete - there's bound to be champagne involved! 

In the meantime, here are a couple of important dates for the diary for us all to look forward to:

10th November - combined slide show and annual dinner at the Belmont Hotel in Leicester 

02nd December - Chairman's Walk - this year we will be in the south Peak, at an easy to reach venue with what I hope will be an interesting and varied hike suitable for all the family! 

Tickets will go on sale for both events soon so keep an eye out and bag your spaces

Have fun and be safe

Thursday Climbing Cademan Woods 30th August 6 pm

  • Thursday, 30th August 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Cademan Woods

    Hi Folks,

    We are going to Cademan Woods. It's mainly bouldering, but there is some roped…

    • 3 people attended

Thursday Climbing Beacon Hill 23rd Aug 6 pm

  • Thursday, 23rd August 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Beacon Hill

    Hi Folks,

    We are going to Beacon Hill this Thursday. It's a mixture of

    • 1 person attended

Bowline CC - Exciting and important news!

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Saturday, 18th August 2018 @ 12:21am

Hi Bowliners,

Whilst I've not been sending out regular updates recently that doesn't mean we've not been busy. There has been lots of important (although not very exciting) work happening in the area of GDPR, insurance, etc. So it's great to finally be back in touch to tell you about the results of this work and what you need to know. 

But before we get into those thrilling subjects, I wanted to let you know about the plans for future communication from the club. The committee have discussed communication and settled on a plan to ensure we have a good way to share information with you all without overloading your inbox.

Starting in mid September (when I get back from the Himalaya's) we will have a weekly email which will come out on a Wednesday. The purpose of this email will be a brief "What's on" communication of things coming up in the next week which might be of interest. This will of course include club meets, but also we want to encourage club members to share any other events or gatherings that club members could join in with (e.g. a sport climbing day in the Peak, an evening cycle ride, running on Bradgate park, etc). Each week the deadline for submitting your offers to the Meets Secretary will be Tuesday evening ready for inclusion in the email on Wednesday (we will also post the details on our Facebook page)

Starting in October we will have a new monthly newsletter which will come out via email on the second Monday of each month. The purpose of the newsletter will be to share more detailed news on the past months happenings, information on club matters, plans for future meets, articles and stories from club members, etc. Again we'd like to include as much content from club members as possible and we will send out a reminder towards the end of each month requesting things for inclusion in the newsletter. Please help us make this a fun read by sending in your stories!

We have some important updates to the information for all club members. Following further work on GDPR we have made updates to our privacy policy which you should all take a moment to review. We have also been doing some work to ensure members are clear on the insurance cover that they have as club members. Related to this is clarifying what constitutes a 'club meet'. All this information has been added to the Members Area of the website and is also included below in the 'Important information' section of this email. Please take a moment to review this information and if you have any questions please get in touch.

And finally a reminder that we still have a number of great meets left this year for you to join in with. As always the list of 'club meets' is on the website and the upcoming meets are include below in this email. Those wanting to go on the Mountain Biking meet you need to get your places booked ASAP.

Hope you all get out and enjoy what's left of the lovely summer. More from me when I am back from my trip.

Kind regards,

Andy Potter
BCC Meets Secretary

Thursday Climbing Markfield 16th Aug 6 pm

  • Thursday, 16th August 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Markfield

    Hi folks,

    We're at Markfield Quarry this Thursday. The forecast says dry by the…

    • 4 people attended

BMC Midlands Area meeting and Mount Toubkal talk

  • Wednesday, 12th September 2018 at 8pm
    Location: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road (junction with Olton Lane), Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3PE

    Come to Solihull for the next gathering of Midlands climbers and walkers and get involved in…

    • 2 people attended

Bowline CC - Swanage Saturday dinner at the pub

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 9th August 2018 @ 8:16pm

Hey All,

If you are coming to Swanage with us this weekend then we are planning to go to the Kings Arms in Langaton Mattravers (just down the road from the campsite) for dinner at 7pm. Best book yourself a table as it is a popular place to eat or give me a call and I'll try and add you to my booking (07796 220055).

NB: Although the forecast is looking a little changeable my bets are still on Swanage being a good place to be in terms of dodging the rain so we are still game on!

See you there,


Thursday Climbing @ Craig Buddon

  • Thursday, 9th August 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Craig Buddon, Leicestershire

    We are planning to go to Craig Buddon this Thursday (9th Augustl) and will be there from 6pm…

    • 2 people attended

Bowline CC - Dolomites Notes & Queries

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Sunday, 5th August 2018 @ 6:18pm

Hi Folks,

This is aimed at those going on the Dolomites trip, who are new to Alpine climbing or doing Via Ferattas. Anyway I've attached a file with various bits of advice. Feel free to ignore if you're not going on the trip or know it all! No claims to knowing it all are made.

Andy Railton


Bowline CC - Barrow Meet & Moutain Bike Meet

E-mail sent by Andy Railton, Thursday, 2nd August 2018 @ 12:37pm

Hi Folks,

Just a reminder about a couple of meets we have spaces on.

The meet in the Lake District at the Barrow Hut near Coniston on the weekend of 15th/16th September. We are about 50% full on this. Since we've got reciprocal rights, it's a cheap weekend at £10 a head. Interested go  link :

We also have spaces available on the MTB meet in the Yorkshire Dales. I know people are interested in booking on this meet but haven't done so yet. It's on the weekend of 5th-7th Oct.  Again we are about 50% full, so if you fancy coming go to this link:

Hope to see you on both meets!

Andy Railton


Thursday Climbing 2nd Aug Birchen's Edge 6 pm

  • Thursday, 2nd August 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Birchen's Edge

    Hi Folks we're back to Birchen's Edge this Thursday, since last week's meet there was…

    • 6 people attended

Climbing @ The Tower

  • Tuesday, 24th July 2018 at 6:30pm
    Location: The Tower Climbing Wall, Beaumont Leys

    Change of venue for a Tuesday night. We are going climbing at The Tower climbing wall in…

    • 1 person attended

Thursday Climbing, 26th July, Birchen's Edge

  • Thursday, 26th July 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Birchen's Edge

    Hi Folks we're back to Birchen's Edge this Thursday. Meet in the car park by the Robin Hood…

    • 2 people attended

Thursday Climbing, Wildcat, 6pm, 19th July

  • Thursday, 19th July 2018 at 6pm
    Location: WILDCAT

    Hi folks we are going to Wildcat this Thursday. Meet 6 p.m. in the car park off Temple Road,…

    • 2 people attended

Thursday Climbing 12th July Froggatt Edge 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, 12th July 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Froggatt Edge

    Hi folks,

    We are going to Froggatt Edge this Thursday. This is a great venue, with…

    • 2 people attended

Bowline CC -

E-mail sent by Zoe Pickering, Monday, 9th July 2018 @ 6:46am

Hello all! Just a reminder that it's the Summer Dinner this coming Saturday at Wetton in the Peak. 

If you are planning on coming,  please book and pay for your tickets on the website today as we will be confirming numbers and menu choices tonight.

See you there!


Thursday Climbing 5th July Birchens Edge 6pm

  • Thursday, 5th July 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Birchens Edge

    Hi folks, we are going back to Birchens Edge this Thursday. Meet in the Car Park by the Robin…

    • 5 people attended


  • Thursday, 28th June 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Harborough Rocks near Brassington

    Hi folks, we will be climbing at Harborough rocks this Thursday. It's a short limestone edge,…

    • 2 people attended

Bowline CC - BMC Update

E-mail sent by Andrew Potter, Thursday, 21st June 2018 @ 3:23pm

Hi Bowliners,

Just a quick update on a few BMC matters. Firstly a big thanks to all those who took the time to vote for this years BMC AGM. We had a record level of voting participation, mainly thanks to the new online voting system. Checkout a summary of the AGM results over on the BMC website.

Secondly the BMC is again running the its 'How to support novice club members' weekend at Plas-y-brenin on the 8th/9th September. This course is only open to BMC club members and thanks to the support of the BMC it only costs £85 for the weekend which is an absolute bargain as it covers all the instruction, accommodation at Plas-y-brenin, all the group kit and a three-course meal on the Saturday evening. If you are interested in supporting novice club members take a look at the details and course requirements on the BMC website.

Kind regards,

Andy Potter
Meets Secretary


  • Thursday, 21st June 2018 at 6pm
    Location: Wildcat Crag Matlock

    Hi folks we are going to Wildcat this Thursday. Meet 6 p.m. in the car park off Temple Road,…

    • 4 people attended

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