The club has a full programme of activities to cover all interests.
Every month we have a weekend trip away, usually staying in a hut or bunkhouse although in the summer we’ll sometimes camp. Usually these are to Wales or the Lake District, but sometimes we go further afield – for example, in 2018 we have trips planned to Dumfries and Galloway, Skye and Lundy. Most weekend destinations offer plenty for both climbers and walkers. The December meet includes the club’s Christmas Dinner.
Tuesday evenings are for rock climbing, visiting local climbing walls in winter and from spring to autumn we get out to our local crags in the Peak District or Lancashire quarries. In addition we often plan weekend climbing ‘away-days’ to crags in Wales, the Lakes or Yorkshire which are too far away for Tuesday evenings but can be done (just) in a day. Visit the Rock Climbing pages for more information.
For walkers there are regular monthly walks, and these too may be fairly local or further afield, and vary in length and difficulty so there is something to suit everyone. Visit the Walking pages for more information.
Combining the two activities, in the same vein Barry often organises scrambling day trips to Wales or the Lakes.
We've also been known to do a bit of caving, mountain biking, coasteering, kayaking and other fun stuff!
In addition, someone will usually organise other trips to exciting destinations. In past years these have included climbing in Kalymnos, Turkey, Sardinia, Morocco and Picos de Europa. For walkers there have been visits to the High Tatras and the Haute Route. There have been mountaineering trips to the Alps and via ferrata in the Dolomites. Take a look at the "Longer Trips" page under the "Weekend Meets" tab on the main menu.
Last but not least, we are always up for social events – curry nights, ghost walks and barbecues are always popular and we’re always open to new suggestions. We nearly had a p***-up in a brewery, but somehow a planned visit to Robinson's didn't happen (which a certain committee member won't live down), but to make up for it one of our weekend trips was timed to coincide with a beer festival!