We have a friendly team of club members who volunteer to be part of our committee and co-ordinate the running of the club. We meet every 4-6 weeks and all club members are welcome to attend our committee meetings!
Hi folks we are going to Wildcat this Thursday. Meet 6 p.m. in the car park off Temple Road, this is on the left as you come into Matlock from the South a little way on past the New Bath Hotel & Spa up a short steep left turn (Temple Road). The midges will be less we promise, it's Limestone.
Tuesday, 26th June 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 10th July 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 17th July 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 24th July 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 31st July 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 7th August 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 28th August 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 9th October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 30th October 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at 6pm - 10pm, Tuesday, 13th November 2018 at 6pm - 10pm
Location: The Climbing Station, Empress Rd, Loughborough, LE11 1RH
Our regular indoor Bouldering session at The Climbing Station in Loughborough. Bouldering is a great way to build your technique whether your a complete beginner or experienced climber. Come and join our friendly group of club members, share tips, idea's, and of course encouragement to complete the next challenging route!
Saturday, 30th June 2018 at 9am - 3pmSunday, 1st July
Location: Lake District
Entries are now open for the 40th Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon which will be held over the weekend of the 30th June / 1st July 2018 in the Lake District. This time we will make sure the race doesn't clash with our summer meal so we can get a load of teams entering. If you've never done a mountain marathon before then the Saunders is a good starting point.
The race is popular and places will go quickly so head on over to the race website for more details and book your place.
Friday, 20th July 2018 at 6pm - 5pmSunday, 22nd July
Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Another weekend where "the kids rule" at the hut. Previous hut weekends with the kids have involved staying up late, top/leading roping slate routes, going for scrambling adventures, paddling in streams, going Geocaching, and bouldering in the Pass.
The meet is aimed at (but not limited to) club members and their children. We aim to take our little adventurers into mountains during the day, and have a communal meal, hopefully a BBQ on the Saturday night. Followed by a few board games.
Book your places with the hut secretary as normal. We'll co-ordinate the group meal/BBQ nearer the time.
Friday, 10th August 2018 at 6pm - 6pmSunday, 12th August
Location: Acton Field Campsite, Langton Mattravers, Dorset
We're off to (hopefully) sunny Swanage for a weekend of climbing. There is plenty to suit all tastes here, adventurous sea cliffs, steep sport, and even deep water soloing (if conditions are right). We will be camping at Acton Field Campsite so you'll need to bring your camping gear, plus food/drinks.
There is no need to book in advance for the campsite but if you will be coming please RSVP here on the website so we know who to communicate with about the trip, lift shares, etc.
Friday, 24th August 2018 at 6pm - 6pmMonday, 27th August
Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Join us for a nice long bank holiday at the hut. It's the last club hut weekend before the hut gets it's refurbishment so come along and make the most of the hut and the great climbing, walking, scrambling, etc that North Wales has to offer.
Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 9am - 9amSaturday, 8th September
Location: Dolomites, Italy
DOLOMITES UPDATE 1
Our summer trip to the Dolomites. We will be staying in Cortina at a campsite we've used before and has all the facilities we need and costs around £10 a night per head.
You'll probably want to fly. The closest are the Venice airports, which are under 2 hours drive from Cortina. Stansted to Venice Treviso is £71 and East Midlands to Milan Bergamo is £168 (Transfer time 4 hours 30 mins). We will need to hire a car if we fly, should be reasonable if we can stuff 3+ people in each car we need.
OK so I think that we've now more or less got everyone who is attending. Since there are people arriving at different days at the campsite to avoid completely confusing the campsite I would ask that you contact the campsite SEPARATELY. Of the 8 people who are flying from Luton and arriving as a Group, six are definitely staying on the campsite (I will book six of us on as a group Me, Zoe, Lizzy, Lisa, Pixie & Harper)- I will send you the six people an EMail telling them they are being booked on as a group, the other two people on the Luton flight may try and get accommodation off the campsite. The campsite we are staying at is called La Rochetta (Link: campingrocchetta.it/en/) their phone number is +39 0436 5063. Remember if you DON'T get an EMail from me by 6 p.m. tonight (1st June) you need to contact the campsite separately. By all means ask if you can camp near the group of six, but please don't confuse them - I'm already theoretically banned for life from a campsite in Argentiere!
I will send out separate EMails shortly about gear, guidebooks with a little map on how to get to the campsite etc....I know some of you are completely experienced Alpinists so please bear with us if you think I'm teaching you to suck eggs.
As ever any Questions contact Andy Railton on 07894 533629.
Friday, 14th September 2018 at 4pm - 1pmSunday, 16th September
Location: COPPERMINES CONNISTON
We've booked the Barrow Hut at the Coppermines for the weekend of 14th-16th September. We've got reciprocal right with the Barrow Club so it's £10 per head (plus small PayPal charge) for Friday and Saturday night. There are 16 places, so first come first served. The hut is in a great position for climbing on Dow Crag or an ascent of Conniston Old Man or a trip over to Grizedale Forset if you fancy some Mountain Biking. Camping is NOT permitted outside the hut (so no tents or camper vans), so if you'd like to come you need to book a place in the hut. There's all the usual facilities available at the hut (showers, cooking facilities etc.), the sleeping arrangements are split into several rooms and there is a large living type room to stretch out after a hard day on the hills. The hut is in a brilliant position and we've always had good meets there and the pubs in Conniston are just about within walking distance. The places usually sell out fairly quickly so I recommend booking places promptly. To book a place at the Hut you need to purchase a ticket; HITTING THE RSVP BUTTON DOES NOT BOOK YOU A PLACE
Friday, 5th October 2018 at 4pm - 12pmSunday, 7th October
Location: Broadrake Bunkhouse
The MTB meet is being held at Chapel-le-Dale in the Yorkshire Dales, which is close to Ingleton. Although it's a MTB meet there is also great walking to be had; or if you fancy climbing there are plenty of crags nearby if the weather's OK, such as Twisleton Scars. The bunkhouse has a capacity of twenty places. The cost of the bunkhouse is £45 per head for the weekend and Paul Parker will be doing a meal on Saturday night for £5, so total cost for the weekend is £50 a head. Paul is doing a vegetarian option, you select which option you want when you book a ticket. You'll need to provide your own breakfasts and lunches of course. Bedding & towels are not included, so you'll have to bring a sleeping bag and towel. If want to the bunkhouse will hire you a duvet and towel for £5.
OK the important bit - paying for it - this is strictly on a first come first served basis and it's £50. To avoid the PayPal charges the tickets are "Free", not really of course, but by clicking the ticket you are ONLY RESERVING A PLACE. To confirm your place you NEED TO PAY the £50 to the treasurer by BACS (account details are on the website). We are asking that you do this within 2 weeks of reserving a place, or we may reallocate your place to another eager Mountain Biker. When you send your payment CAN YOU INLCUDE THE WORDS 'MTB MEET' IN THE PAYMENT REFERENCE
REMEMBER YOU NEED TO RESERVE A PLACE ON THE CLUB WEBSITE AND THEN PAY FOR THE TICKET
The MTB meet is traditionally very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. If more than 20 people want to come there is more accommodation available in Chapel-Le-Dale, in Ingleton and also nearby close to the Ribble Viaduct. If the tickets sell out quickly then I'll post up a list of alternative accommodation that's available.
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 are combining the annual dinner with the club slideshow, all from the comfort of the Belmont Hotel in Leicester. We will have our own private room with bar, and we will be enjoying a delicious three course meal.