Trips

Sacre Coeur

A grand day out on the amazing sea stack formation of Blackchurch Rock on the Culm Coast near Hartland in North Devon. There are a number of most excellent routes on this fantastic foreshore pinnacle, complete with two walk-through tunnels, but the jewel in the crown is the superlative and most photogenic E2 5c “Sacre […]

Northern Lake District

Facing unknown and unpredictable weather and traffic, 17 souls made their way up the crawling M5 and M6 to the beauty of the Northern Lakes. The numbers were raised to 19 by additions from the Scotland Branch of the AMC, and an unexpected, yet welcome arrival of a club member who just happened to be […]

Big Black Mountain Challenge

4 AMC members made it to Llanthony Priory on Saturday 17th May for the 2014 Big Black Mountain Challenge in aid of Longtown MRT. Phil Orwell and Becky Bagnall arrived the night before and stayed in the local camp site, while Dave and Sharon Beynon stayed with friends in Abergavenny. Due to a lack of […]

Brecon Beacons Trip, Christmas 2013

As organiser of our AMC festive trip, I here begin the report: (Although, in fairness to Chris, he was really the person who found the bunk house and therefore pretty much organised it anyway. I guess I did the silly part of festive fun.) So, without further ado… The trip really begins at Temple Meads […]

Lundy Trip 2013

Here’s what “Lundy Virgin” Neil had to say about the trip: Well I guess I should write something as a member of the “Lundy Chastity” – The Lundy Chastity is the collective term for Lundy Virgins, lol, i.e. me, Rich Nicholson and Alastair Begley! As a Lundy Virgin I have to say the trip was […]

Bog Walking

When I joined the mountaineering club I hadn’t appreciated I had, in fact, joined a bog walking club! Or perhaps it was just a strange initiation for the new members. Bog walking wasn’t the highlight or intention of the trip; although there are certainly plenty of bogs in the Peak District. In fact the bogs […]

Ballater Trip (Scotland)

Despite a questionable weather forecast leading to some last minute cancellations 7 people made it to Ballater for the August bank holiday meet, most of whom remained in the area for the rest of the week. Several walks were walked, climbs were climbed and scrambles scrambled. Some photos from the trip can be found at […]

Gower Trip

The Gower coast was looking its May best for the weekend trip organised by Sharon Chirrop. 18 or so happy climbers met up at the excellent Nicholaston Farm campsite on Friday night with a promising  forecast for the following two days. Saturday saw a scattering of climbers over the area. While one group clambered up […]