Covid 19 Update

BMC statement: ‘BMC and mountain rescue teams advise all climbers and hill walkers to stay in their home area and put all climbing and hill walking on hold’ Don’t travel unless it’s essential Don’t go climbing or hill walking Stay local. Keep a social distance of 2m Avoid all but essential contact with anyone a link […]

The Roaches trip report – October 2019

Eleven keen and hardy souls packed themselves into the Whillans Hut at the Roaches for the mid-October Peak District trip, more in hope than expectation of good weather. The Whillans hut is an absolutely unique place to stay and wonderfully close to the rock (read cave…) – and it didn’t fail to live up to […]

Evening trip to Blaise Castle

I didn’t fancy driving out to the Wye Valley and George couldn’t make the Tuesday or Thursday meets so we teamed up and headed off to Blaise Castle (aka Trym Gorge) instead to climb at Lovers’ Leap.  Starting from a lay-by opposite the main car park (which closes after 2100), we headed in what we […]

The Butterflies of Gower

Words by Simon, photos by Louise I’d had a pretty negative life experience of Gower; one abortive climbing trip, without guidebook, in such a distant past that the person I went with can’t remember it ever happened. That plus a family camping weekend in the rain in a packed, noisy campsite – sleeping in a […]

Skye trip report – May 2019

Christine and Dave It was with more than a little trepidation that we set off for Skye for a 2-week trip in mid-May. Despite May being the driest month of the year on average in North West Scotland (before the summer ‘monsoon’ kicks in and the midges really get going!), on both of the two […]