Meets Calendar 2023


14 Jan 2023

Indoor climbing day trip

Day trip to Big Rock Hub in Milton Keynes. New roped climbing and bouldering areas open.
Suitable for beginners


26 Jan 2023

Pub evening to discuss trips

A social meetup at the Maypole Pub at 7:30. The purpose of this is to have a think about trips you would like to go on and (hopefully) be able / willing to take responsibility for. Come at 7:30 for food and drinks and the real Keeners can bring their favourite guide books.


27 Jan 2023 - 29 Jan 2023

Club trip to Mid-Wales (Llangattock)

Main activities: caving, trad climbing, sport climbing

Explore some of the extensive cave systems near Llangattock. And if the weather holds there are also several trad or sport routes at nearby crags.



01 Feb 2023

Club trip to Scotland (dates TBC)

Main activities: winter climbing/mountaineering



17 Mar 2023 - 19 Mar 2023

Club trip to the Peak District

Main activities: trad climbing, sport climbing, caving

The Peak District boasts many of the most popular climbing areas in the UK. There really is something for everyone here, and if you don’t fancy climbing there’s plenty of walking. Staying at the Orpheus Caving Hut.



06 Apr 2023 - 10 Apr 2023

Easter trip to Pembroke
(note that this was previously the Cornwall trip, which has been moved)

Main activities: trad climbing

A classic of British sea cliff climbing. We plan to stay at St Petrox Campsite, Stackpole.

Those who want to climb in Range West will need to travel up on Thursday 6th to attend the compulsory briefing at the Castlemartin base at 9am on Friday 7th.
Those who aren’t fussed about Range West are welcome to start the trip on the 7th. We’ll sort out cars accordingly.


27 Apr 2023 - 01 May 2023

Early May bank holiday trip to Fontainebleau

Main activities: bouldering

Fontainebleau (or Font) is probably the world’s best place to go bouldering. It is located just south of Paris in the forest. With more than 30,000 problems, so there is something for any level of climber. If you have never been then you are in for a real treat! Baguette, croissant, cheese and wine may also feature. Staying at La Musardière (as usual).



11 May 2023

Club pub night

Meeting in the Salisbury Arms from 7:30pm onwards, to collect BMC / BCA membership cards from the Club Secretary and just have a general chinwag about ideas for upcoming trips.


23 May 2023

Beer Festival Trip

Jesus Green, 6pm

Club social get-together at the Cambridge Beer Festival. This year you can buy tickets in advance in order to skip the entrance queues.

Main activities: drinking


26 May 2023 - 29 May 2023

Late May bank holiday trip to Cornwall
Been moved to May (was originally the Easter trip)

Main activities: trad climbing, bouldering

West Cornwall is famous for multi-pitch climbing but there is also plenty of excellent trad climbing and bouldering at more amenable grades while still retaining the rugged coastal setting.
Cornwall is also just a great place to be outdoors if you fancy walking, kayaking, cycling or coasteering (with a good pasty or cream tea at the end of the day!). We will be staying at Trevaylor campsite near St Just.



01 Jun 2023

Cinema trip to watch “A Crack In The Mountain”

7:30pm at the Arts Picturehouse, tickets here and trailer here.

If enough people show an interest, Ciaran has said he would be happy to plan drinks/food before as a social event.


23 Jun 2023 - 25 Jun 2023

Club trip to the Roaches

Club trip to the Roaches to sample Staffordshire’s finest gritstone trad and bouldering.

Staying at The Hollies campsite.



04 Aug 2023 - 06 Aug 2023

Club trip to Lake District
(change of dates!)


25 Aug 2023 - 28 Aug 2023

Bank holiday club trip to Yorkshire



22 Sep 2023 - 24 Sep 2023

Club trip to Portland (dates tbc)



28 Oct 2023 - 04 Nov 2023

Winter sun trip! El Chorro in Spain

A week somewhere sunny, climbing (mostly) single pitch sports routes.



17 Nov 2023 - 19 Nov 2023

Dinner meet in North Wales

This year our Annual Dinner Meetup will be in North Wales from November 17-19. Snowdonia has a wide range of activities including scrambling, walking, climbing as well as some old miners tunnels to be explored. We will be staying at the Bryn Brethynau Barn in Capel Curig, Snowdonia which is only a 5 minute walk from the Tyn Y Coed Pub where we will be having our dinner on Saturday evening. The cost for the weekend will be £47 for 3 courses and £41 for a two course meal.
Please contact if you are interested or if you have any questions.