13 of us showed up in Seathwaite, and with the prospect of a soggy weekend, we prepared for the worst. Friday confirmed our expectations, but by the time we got out (late) on Saturday, the rain had cleared, and some of us enjoyed good views between scurrying low cloud. Different groups set off for Green Crag, White Pike and Caw, but bitterly cold winds sent us scuttling back to warm […]

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Bill reports that there were 9 club members on the weekend who arrived at various times. It was a tad wet and windy on the Friday and Bill and Brian’s early start meant they arrived in time for a longish walk, but the high wind and rain put paid to plan A, plan B was thwarted by a flooded river path and plan C was blocked by a farmers fence, […]

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OK you can’t tell from the picture of the hut on the front page, but it was a triumph over the grim weather that all 11 attendees from the NKHC and STMC climbed Ingleborough or Whernside on Saturday. High winds kept us off the tops on Sunday but we had a better day of it around Austwick and Malham. We also visited some excellent pubs, with Saturday’s dinner at the […]

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A cracking weekend in North Wales with a small select group, staying at the Gwydyr MC Hut in Capel Curig. One car stopped en route in the Berwyns to do a circular walk from Llandrillo (SW of Llangollen), up onto the Berwyn Ridge and back, which turned out rather longer than planned after losing the path and negotiating bog and tussock grass for some distance, but the weather was warm […]

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Tony’s report: Excellent week in a roomy well-equipped ex-hotel.  Weather far better than last year, good walking every day except one with gales, and even that was good for low-level exploring.  Landscape not the most dramatic, but many new Munros gained on some longish days.  Dry weather previously treated us to dried up bog and easy river crossings   We broke the mould this year with seven off us taking […]

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Our April meet was to one of the club’s old favourites, the Robertson Lamb Hut in Great Langdale. There was plenty of chance to sit out and soak up the view and we even saw a stoat running round the grounds. The first couple of days were hot and sunny and there were several walks going on in Langdale and further afield. Sunday was colder and the group that battled […]

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A strange weekend as regards the weather – Sheila says that on Saturday 8 participants took a walk from Swanage over to Studland Bay (passing Harry’s Rocks on the way and seeing the Isle of Wight in the distance). The weather was bitterly cold and a raw NE wind faced them all the way there. Luckily they found a lovely pub just outside Studland just as the snow started……….so waited […]

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The second (?) NKHC overseas venture (senior members remind me the club has been to Les Gets in France) saw us arriving in Madeira to beautiful sunshine on 2 February. Gloomy weather forecasts encouraged us on to the highest peaks the next day, where we met with challenging conditions (see left hand photo) but the whole party managed to join some finches on top of Pico Ruivo. It’s fair to […]

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A party about 12 had three days of non-stop sunshine in the Lakes on 23-25 February. Skiddaw and much of the Grasmoor range were among the summits visited, with a few snow patches to add to the fun. Good hospitality in the pub at Swinside, and a trip to a rather loud curry house in Keswick on Saturday night for some of us. I’ve posted a grainy photo taken with […]

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We shared the well-equipped Oread MC hut and walks with fellow hill-walking club the STMC for this weekend at Rhyd-ddu. As you will see from these pictures the weather was not of the best although those who travelled early got a good walk in on a windy Long Mynd on Friday. Some of Tony’s pictures show his party on the Nantlle ridge; meanwhile others attempted Moel Hebog, and the rest […]

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I slightly lost track of the numbers but I think there were about 15 of us on this weekend, featuring a fantastic Christmas dinner organised by Anne, with Brian and assistants overcoming a gas supply crisis to produce the turkey and plenty others contributing excellent dishes. The hut was located really high up above the Ceiriog valley, which I’d never visited before and which only revealed its spectacular nature towards […]

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Those of us who arrived on Thursday night were driven off the hills by heavy rain on Friday but we had a very pleasant trip to Caernarfon in the afternoon, discovering a top curry house and a couple of good pubs. For most of the rest of the weekend the weather was great. Most people headed either for the Nantlle ridge or the hills to the east, where we reached […]

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