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 […]

Bantham Hand

A smash and grab raid of the esoteric, but photogenic sea stack called the “Bantham Hand” in Bigbury Bay, near Plymouth in South Devon. To descend from the stack and for maximum entertainment, you can indulge yourself with your partner in the dark arts of a simultaneous abseil. Go on you know you want to… […]

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 […]

The Munros

The sky is dark and wet snow is in the air. It is Sunday the 16th January 2011 and I have just walked into the Drovers Inn on the banks of Loch Lomond, wet through and attracting strange looks from the Sunday afternoon punters who are locked into battle with pints and giant plates of […]