New family friendly hut in Coniston

Posted by Nick Colton on 24/01/2013
Nick Colton and MAM President Mick Hill opening The Cottage at Low House, Coniston

The Midland Association of Mountaineers (MAM) opened a newly refurbished family friendly cottage in Coniston on 26 January.

The Cottage is adjacent to their hut Low House in Coniston and had been in poor condition for some time.

To help them with the refurbishment MAM received a grant from Sport England's Inspired Facilities programme that is part of the Olympic Legacy programme and is specifically to help make facilities more attractive to a wider range of people. In this case, more attractive to families, minority groups and those less mobile.

The refurbishment work at The Cottage was overseen by a working group within MAM made up of Brian McDonough (Chair), Chris Scarborough (Chair of Low House hut sub-committee), Brian Water (assistant treasurer), Deborah Shaw, Amy Hutchins. Many other MAM club members also contributed their time and efforts during the course of the project.

The Cottage now provides modern self-catering facilities that sleeps 6, in two bedrooms - one of which is on the ground floor.  It is ideal for a family group as it is entirely self-contained and separate from the club hut Low House.

MAM extended an invitation to the BMC to send a representative to open the new building and The Cottage was officially opened by the BMC's Deputy CEO Nick Colton at 3pm on Saturday 26 January 2013. In the evening there was a meal to celebrate the anniversary of the opening on the original Low House hut in 1967.

This is not the first time that a BMC affiliated club has received such an award. Gloucester Mountaineering Club also received a grant from the Inspired Facilities programme  last year.

BMC Guidelines for clubs 

BMC Club's Committee contact details

Contact MAM membership secretary

Sport England's Inspired Facilities programme

 



« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 422 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

LINKS

Midland Association of Mountaineers website

RELATED ARTICLES

Covid-19 and reopening huts
0
Covid-19 and reopening huts

Mountain huts have been closed since the start of lockdown in March. The BMC wants to support clubs and other hut operators who are preparing to reopen over the coming weeks and months.
Read more »

Student club reps update: April 2020
0
Student club reps update: April 2020

Find out what your student club volunteers have been up to over the last few months.
Read more »

How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin
4
How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin

In light of the fast-moving situation regarding coronavirus the BMC has decided to postpone this event, and it will now be taking place in September 2020. The health and well-being of all those involved, and the wider public, is paramount.
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
0

There are currently no comments, why not add your own?

RELATED ARTICLES

Covid-19 and reopening huts
0

Mountain huts have been closed since the start of lockdown in March. The BMC wants to support clubs and other hut operators who are preparing to reopen over the coming weeks and months.
Read more »

Student club reps update: April 2020
0

Find out what your student club volunteers have been up to over the last few months.
Read more »

How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin
4

In light of the fast-moving situation regarding coronavirus the BMC has decided to postpone this event, and it will now be taking place in September 2020. The health and well-being of all those involved, and the wider public, is paramount.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »