Climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are the principle objectives of the clubs featured in the list. They are all based in and controlled by their own members. All club applications are submitted to the BMC National Council for approval.
Nine areas form the democratic base of the BMC, and serve as local forums for discussion and debate about mountaineering issues. The clubs are listed under the relevant area, but usually accept members from other areas. There is a small number of national clubs and these are listed separately. The contact for each club listed here will normally be able to supply you with details of their club membership requirements, activities, meeting places, etc.
Explanation of Categories:
- B - Club accepts beginners and novices
- A - Club meets at venues that have facilities that are accessible to those with physical disabilities
- F - Club has a family membership category
- Y - Club accepts applications from those under the age of 18
- H - Club has a hut/s
ABMSAC-Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club
ABMSAC - Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club
Founded in 1909, we are a national club offering its members regular UK hut/bunkhouse/hotel based weekends, plus summer alpine hotel and camping meets, and autumn trekking meets.
With its own hut in Patterdale, Ullswater, which we now share with the AC, complete with a Members room; use of huts in North Wales and Derbyshire through reciprocal rights; an Annual Journal; a London based autumn/winter lecture programme; and access to AC regional lectures in London, Bristol, Hathersage, Kendal and Edinburgh.
To find out more visit our website and Facebook page.
Main club contact: Ed Bramley
B. H. Y.
The Alpine Club is a club for committed mountaineers, who climb in the alps and the greater ranges of the world.
We are a National Club with membership spread out across the country, from the South West to The Lakes and Northumberland. We also have a strong international membership in Scandinavia. We are an active club, we are not elitist and are happy whether you are keen on hill walking, rock or ice climbing or summer/winter mountaineering. Although we limit membership to over 18s, we regularly hold meets for families to support our members with children. Please take a look at our website and decide if we are right for you. Our membership covers a wide range of abilities. In the mountains we value friendship and trust. As a group, we value long term commitment, contribution and endeavour. Like everyone else… we are very sociable… probably more so.
Chamois Mountaineering Club Ltd
Nationally based, large hut in Snowdonia, see comprehensive website at www.chamois.org.uk
The Climbers' Club, founded in 1898, is one of the foremost mountaineering clubs in Great Britain. Its objectives are to encourage mountaineering and rock climbing and to promote the general interests of mountaineers and the mountain environment.
This national club owns seven huts in the UK, produces an annual journal and publishes climbing guidebooks (currently 18 in number) covering most of Wales and Southern England. Some guidebook profits are distributed from The Climbers' Club Colin Kirkus Fund to assist climbing-related projects.
Candidates are proposed for membership and may be elected by Committee provided adequate support is obtained.
G S Exiles Mountaineering Club
Hill & Mountain Walking Club
Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland
Long established general mountaineering club with cottage in Bethseda Snowdonia. Caters for walkers, scramblers, climbers, skiers, mountain bikers etc.
Strong links with Scottish clubs, especially in winter. Monthly meets in all areas with members from all over the UK. Members active in many parts of the world (Himalaya, European Alps, Greenland, USA). Beginners welcome. See web-site for examples of club activities.
Lower age limit 18
Midland Association of Mountaineers Ltd
The Midland Association of Mountaineers, MAM, is one of Britain’s leading mountaineering clubs. Founded in 1922 it has grown from its historical links in the Midlands area into a national club with some 550 members across the UK.
Its membership includes mountaineers, rock climbers, snow and ice climbers and hill walkers, many of whom are also mountain bikers, fell runners or wild swimmers. Whatever their interests and level of expertise they are all share a passion for enjoying activities in the mountain environment.
MAM own 4 properties: Glan Dena in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, Low House and Low Cottage in Coniston in the Lake District, and Star Cottage in Two Dales in the Peak District. These provide some of the best maintained, quality mountain hut facilities in the UK.
Members can stay at these huts and bring their guests. MAM also has reciprocal hut use arrangements with kindred clubs which gives MAM members access to a wide range of properties across the UK.
The MAM holds over 60 meets a year, mostly at its huts, but also elsewhere in the UK and abroad. If you would like to know more or join us on a meet, please contact the club officer most relevant to your enquiry via the contact details given on the club’s website.
Membership is open to women over 18 who can safely lead climb (at any grade).
Royal Air Force Mountaineering Association
The Royal Air Force Mountaineering Association welcomes rock climbers, walkers, mtn bikers and skiers. Open to all RAF, ex-RAF and other personnel serving with the Royal Air Force. Come along to one of our highly successful weekend meets- details on the website along with application forms. We run expeds to the Alps and Greater Ranges, which all full members are entitled to attend. Associate BMC membership included in joining fee with BMC insurance and a copy of Summit Magazine.
Sphinx Mountaineering Club
Super Drooper Mountaineering & Caving
The Fell and Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District Limited
The FRCC, founded in 1906, is one of the major mountaineering clubs in the country. Its objectives are to encourage mountaineering and rock climbing particularly in the Lake District. Experience of and an interest in the Lake District mountains are among the requirements for membership. The Club has some of the leading UK climbers amongst its members and especially welcomes applications from active climbers and mountaineers over the age of 18 to continue its traditions of excellence.
Members are involved in all types of mountain-related activities including rock, snow and ice climbing, mountain walking, back-packing, trekking, orienteering, fell running, skiing, mountain biking etc.
The Club owns five properties in the Lake District and two in Scotland. There is an extensive programme of meets which occur almost every weekend based on our own or kindred club huts throughout the UK. Overseas meets are also organised several times per year in various parts of Europe.
The Club publishes the definitive climbing guidebooks of the English Lake District for summer and winter climbing. These can be purchased on-line via the Club website. An increasing number of climbs are being made available as Apps. A Club Journal is produced every two years and quarterly Chronicle is distributed to members. Members are also regularly kept informed by e-newsletters, the website and Facebook.
Applicants are proposed and seconded for membership by Full members who have a good knowledge of the applicant. Election to the Club is via the Committee.
The Gentian Mountaineering & Hillwalking Club
We are a national club, with male and female members from all over Britain. We organise a programme of meets throughout the year in areas such as the Lake District, Wales, the Peak District,Yorkshire Dales and Scotland. There is also an annual backpacking meet and may be an informal trip abroad in Summer to the Alps or to Spain in Winter. We stay in simple accommodation to keep the cost down, usually bunkhouses and other clubs' huts.
The Club is probably best described as a "hard walking club". Most members are not in the "super fit" category but we do have many strong hill walkers and many who enjoy scrambling. We are not the Ramblers!
Our Club prides itself on being very friendly and welcoming to new members. Unlike many clubs we cater together. In the evening there is always a vegetarian and non-veg option as well as starter and dessert. There's wine as well!
It would be great to see you on a meet! To find out more, see our Facebook page or visit our website where you can contact our Membership Secretary to join us.
The Rucksack Club Ltd
The Rucksack Club was founded in Manchester in 1902 and with a current membership of over four hundred men and women has always attracted keen mountaineers who value the company of like-minded people in the hills. Members participate in a diverse range of outdoor activities, often at the cutting edge. We hold over 150 meets each year and mountaineering, climbing and hill walking are at the heart of these.
The Club has three excellent and strategically placed huts, each with its own special character:
Beudy Mawr: at the heart of the Llanberis Pass, and a few minutes' walk from the Grochan and the
High Moss: in the Duddon Valley at the foot of the Walna Scar track over to Coniston, and a great base for Dow & the Duddon.
Craigallan: looking out over Loch Linnhe within easy reach of Glencoe and the Ben.
The Club welcomes and encourages applications from enthusiastic men and women who can demonstrate sound experience of mountaineering and/or climbing and/or hill walking and a current active commitment
to one or more of those activities. If you're interested to find out more and get to know us better, why not come along on one of our meets - maybe an evening at a local crag or a weekend in one of the huts? This is a great way of getting to know the Club and some of its Members.
Meanwhile you can immediately become an Associate Member, which provides the benefit of BMC
membership (and importantly its third party liability insurance). Simply contact the Associate Members'
Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or download details from the website.
Guernsey Mountaineering Club
The GMC has members actively taking part in the following activities: Rock climbing, winter and summer mountaineering & hillwalking, bouldering, coasteering, ice climbing and Via Ferrata. The local crags are of perfect blue and pink granite, mostly single pitch south facing seacliffs, offering traditionally protected climbs of all grades up to E6.
Jersey Rock Climbing Club
If you are looking for excellent climbing in a beautiful surrounding look no further than Jersey. There are over 1000 Trad routes on good quality Granite. Grades range from Moderate to E8 with the main concentration of climbs being between Severe and E2 and 10m to 60m in height. New and Visiting Climbers welcome.
Please contact Miss Eleanor Lister
Barrow Mountaineering & Ski Club
Carlisle Mountaineering Club
comments: Club Hut in Newlands Valley, North Lake District, O.S. Grid Ref. NY 229 117 available to non-members £6.00 per night per person.
Eden Valley Mountaineering Club
Junior members ie under 18 accepted with adult.
Bunkhouse details: www.k-fellfarers.co.uk
Keswick Mountaineering Club
KMC is a very active, adventurous club with meets in the North Lakes during the summer weeks and meets at many UK venues at weekends. Lower age limit 18
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association
West Cumbria Mountaineering Club
London & South East
Aylesbury Climbing Club
Aylesbury Climbing Club is a friendly group of people who enjoy all aspects of climbing, walking and mountaineering. Experienced mountaineers and beginners will be made very welcome at all of our events.
The club has an active membership with organised meets taking place every month at huts all over the UK. Have a look at the meets list to see where the meets are going to be in the coming months.
Club members are also active on many weekends of the year with trips to areas such as the Peak District and Wye Valley.
All activities tend to be organised at our weekly get-together which takes place every Monday from 9.15pm at the Broad Leys pub near the centre of Aylesbury.
Basingstoke Climbing Club
Bedford Mountaineering Club
Black Lizard - Climbing & Mountaineering Club
Brighton Explorers Club Climbing and Walking Section
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||Ms Patricia Morfitt
Britain & Abroad Mountain Walking and Trekking
Cambridge Climbing & Caving Club
A club for those interested in climbing, caving, mountaineering and ski-mountaineering. Regular trips for these activities throughout the year.
Chelmsford Mountaineering Club
Cliffhangers Climbing Club
Cragrats Mountaineering Club
Croydon Mountaineering Club
East Grinstead Climbing Club
Guildford Mountaineering Club
Hampshire Mountaineering Association
Harpenden Expedition Club
Hastings Rock & Fell Club
Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club
The Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club is a diverse and friendly club, we welcome all new members, of all ages and abilities, both for walking, climbing and cycling. Please see our website for more details
Herts and Essex Climbing Club
Highdown Hillwalking & Mountaineering Club
Club welcomes scouts and guides aged 14 and over, family and friends from all districts in sussex, as well as other adults aged 18 upwards. About half our membership is non scout/guide based. Ask for our programme of monthly trips to wild country areas of UK and abroad.
Ibex is a friendly and active club that organises regular weekend hiking trips in the UK and week long trips in Scotland and The Alps. Some of our favourite locations include: The Lake District, Snowdon, The Peaks, Dartmoor and Scotland. We love mountain and hillwalking, climbing and scrambling. We have a monthly social meet in London as well as a climbing meet at various London climbing walls. We also do weekend day walks in and around London if you want to try us out.
Ipswich Mountaineering Club
KCL Hiking Society
|Main club contact:
||Ms Jana Quahe
Lanchester Mountaineering Club
London Mountaineering Club
Climbing, hillwalking, scrambling, mountaineering and socials. Very regular meets. Hut in Wales. Friendship and fun.
London Rockhoppers MC
We are a friendly medium-sized London-based club with male and female members from a wide age range, active in hill walking, scrambling, rock-climbing, & mountaineering with the odd foray into other activities such as mountain biking. New members of any standard always welcome - whether you are completely new to mountain sports or a seasoned mountain goat.
We organise meets every 2 weeks throughout the UK camping in summer and staying in huts in winter, with additional informally-arranged trips to both in the UK and abroad, and visits to the climbing wall. Our pub evenings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Devereux Pub, Devereux Court (off the Strand) in London from 7:30pm onwards, usually with a talk & slide show on the 3rd Tuesday. To find out more visit us at one of our pub evenings or see our website.
Loughton Mountaineering Club
Loughton Mountaineering Club
A friendly, active club, open to everyone (over 18) of all standards, with monthly meets across the UK. Activities include walking, trekking, climbing, scrambling, mountaineering and mountain biking. We also meet locally at the pub and climbing wall.
Maidstone Mountaineering Club
We are a very active club with all abilities. Beginners welcome. There is always advice and spare gear for lending.
Marylebone Mountaineering Club
Milton Keynes Mountaineering Club
Milton Keynes Mountaineering Club is a friendly and enthusiastic group of walkers, climbers and mountaineers. The club is open to everyone of all abilities. We organise regular monthly trips away to National Parks and other areas across the UK. Members are often found training at Big Rock Climbing Centre, Kingston, MK on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. New members will be made very welcome at all of our events. Please see our web site for more details.
Newbury Mountain Club
Newbury Mountain Club is West Berkshire's friendliest club for all hill walking, mountaineering and climbing. We organise regular weekend trips, mostly in the UK but with the occasional jaunt to foreign shores. There's an eclectic mix of abilities and outdoor interests (up hills, on rock faces, in beer gardens...), and everyone's welcome.
The Club meets on alternate Tuesdays at the Dolphin pub, Bartholomew Street, Newbury.
North Kingston Hillwalking Club
North London Mountaineering Club
Norwich Climbing & Mountaineering Club
NST - Southern LGBT climbers
Oxford Mountaineering Club
The friendliest club in the south of England. Enthusiastic people of all abilities are welcome to join our membership of over 100 mountaineers, rock climbers, and hill walkers.
Peterborough Mountaineering Club
Reading Mountaineering Club
Weekly wall meets. Monthly organised meets. Informal trips most weekends. Social events. Overseas trips.
Red Rope Walking & Climbing Club
Red Rope is a national walking and climbing club, with members in a dozen regions of the UK. The club has socialist, left-wing and alternative roots – and today’s club is still organised with socialist and green ethics in mind.
We go country walking, hill-walking, rock-climbing, and mountaineering, plus the pub and the teashop of course. There is plenty to join in with, whether you want to really stretch yourself, or just gently explore the outdoors.
There are day events, socials, weekend and longer trips, getting close to wonderful places all over the UK. Recent trips have included winter walking in Scotland, kayaking on the Wye, the annual gathering in the Peaks, tea-shop walks in Shropshire, backpacking in Yorkshire, walks along the Chiltern Way and South Downs.
Beginners are very welcome. You can usually meet your local group at a social or on a walk. Then join the club from this website; http://www.redrope.org.uk/
To find information on Red Rope regional gatherings in your area; http://redrope.gn.apc.org/info/localgroups.shtm
Main club contact: Adrian Jones, National Secretary; email@example.com
Senderismo En Londres Ltd
Surbiton & Kingston Mt Club
Surrey and South West London based mountaineering and rock climbing club of over 120 members at the end of 2017.
We have an active, friendly and diverse membership of rock climbers and mountaineers of all abilities. SAKMC meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at White Spider Climbing wall in Tolworth www.whitespiderclimbing.com and from 9pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Royal Oak in Surbiton. We organise two weekend rock climbing meets a month from Easter to October and at least 1 winter hut meet per month in winter as well as numerous ad-hoc day or evening trips to nearer venues such as Swanage, Portland and the Southern Sandstone.
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on facebook.com/groups/309967138239 to make contact.
Sussex Climbing Community
Thames Valley Climbing Club
The LMC Mountaineering Club
Tunbridge Wells Mountaineering Club
A friendly, active club which encompasses a wide ability and age range. About 30% of members are female.
Unemployed Climbers Club (Craggers)
We activley encourage family membership. Each year we run a number of family holidays at Blacklands Farm, however we manage to include our children in all activities throughout the year. This does not detract from the quality of walking and climbing. There is no lower age limit at present.
Univ of London Graduate Mt Club
Friendly club that welcomes all of those interested in mountain sports, from walking and climbing to fell running and mountaineering. National and international trips throughout the year and two lovely huts in the Peak and Snowdonia. We particularly encourage graduates or staff of the University of London to join.
|Main club contact:
||Mr Stephan Tietz
WWA - Walkers with Altitude
Bewdley & District Mountaineering Club
Biddulph Hiking & Mntg Club
|Main club contact:
||Mrs Sherry Daniels
Bromsgrove & Redditch Mt Club
Ceunant Mountaineering Club
Coventry Mountaineering Club
Extreme Sports Central
We are friendly, laid back group in the West Midlands (and a few extras we pick up on the way) that connects people with a love for extreme sports including: Surfing, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Kayaking, Hiking… generally anything where you get to throw yourself about a bit, get dirty, get wet, and generally have fun. Club night is on a Wednesday at The Bull in Aston where we chat about upcoming activities. Those into climbing head to Redpoint every Weds before the pub from 7pm. See www.extremesportscentral.co.uk for more info!
Hereford Mountain Club
A small club. Hill walking in Wales, Scotland etc. Overseas trips. Families. Some membersscramble and climb. Pub meets on Tuesdays. (ring Ian on 07733 301869).
We welcome the children of active adult members who remain responsible for them.
Hinckley Mountaineering Club
For more information please contact the Meets Sec email@example.com 01455 274174
Malvern Mountaineering Club
Mercian Mountaineering Club
Mercian Mountaineers Club welcomes new members, beginners or experienced. Regular meets! details can be found on Twitter as @mercianmc
North Leicestershire Mountain Club
Nuneaton Mountaineering Club
We meet socially on Thursday evenings at 8:30pm at the Attleborough Liberal Club, Bull Street, Attleborough,Nuneaton. We have an organised programme of events throughout the year and many other events are organised by members on a more informal basis.
Rugby Mountaineering Club
For further details of the RMC contact Enquiries@rugbymc.uk or meet us in the Seven Stars Pub on a Thursday night after 9:30pm.
Saltley Hillwalking Group
Group open to all sectors of the community. Offer training in navigation, fitness, first aid, social events. Minibus travel.
Shrewsbury Mountaineering Club
Skyline Mt Club - Burton on Trent
Burton on Trent Area
Skyline Mountaineering Club welcomes new members of all standards. Active programme of activities.
Contact: Mick Hill on 01283 512068
Solihull Mountaineering Club
Lively and informal club covering Solihull, South Birmingham & outlining towns. Climbing, hillwalking, scrambling, mountainbiking and similar activities.
Regular weekend meets & social events, mixed abilities. Own hut mid-wales.
The Mountain Club - Stafford
We offer a family membership rate based on BMC family membership guidelines.
Due to current child protection legislation etc, we request that anyone under 18 wishing to join the Club does so as part of a family membership.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking & Adventure Group (WAG)
Warwick Climbing Club
Friendly club welcoming beginners. Own climbing wall, outdoor trips. Wide range of abilities.
Wellingborough Mountaineering Club
Friendly club that covers all mountain sports from fell walking to winter alpine climbing
West Bromwich Mountaineering Club
Discounts for couples and reduced fees for young, junior and student members and we like to encourage familys and organise family weekends for exclusive use at our own hut on several weekend meets through the year.
Worcester Mountaineering Club
Wrekin Mountaineering Club
Northumbrian Mountaineering Club
Sunderland Mountaineering Club
Friendly, sociable club with an active calender centering on weekends away, generally every 2 weeks. Climbers and walkers of all grades and experience welcome.
Anabasis Mountaineering Club
Formed in 1961 in Merseyside and Cheshire the Anabasis Mountaineering Club has its spiritual home at our splendidly situated Club Hut in Snowdonia.
We have a good social mix with a wide range of abilities and ages.
In addition to climbing and hill walking, some members enjoy fell-running, canoeing, caving, mountain-biking, skiing and orienteering.
There are regular meets for activities in many parts of the British Isles and a group which climbs on Thursday evenings
Bremex Mountaineering & Climbing Club
Cheshire Amateur Ramblers Club
Chester Great Outdoors Club
Chester Mountaineering Club
See Chester Mountaineering Club link on the BMC website.
Clitheroe Mountaineering Club
Congleton Mountaineering Club
Mr Tim Miller
tel 01260 270102
The club has been in existence since 1982.We meet every Tuesday evening, local climbing walls in the winter, local peak district grit and limestone crags in the summer. We have monthly weekend meets in the UK,(Lake District, Wales, Scotland, Pembroke, Cornwall etc )and have ventured abroad into Europe. We have experience in summer and winter climbing but also have runners ,mountain bikers, skiers in the club.
We welcome both novices and experienced climbers. Please contact through any of the above.’
East Cheshire Outdoor Group
East Cheshire Outdoor Group was established in 1982 and is based around Macclesfield, East Cheshire and has around 100 members. We are a friendly and sociable group and welcome anyone to join us regardless of experience or fitness - there's something on the programme for everyone. We hold a whole host of activities including day walks, bike rides, weekends away and of course social events. Feel free to browse our website.
Frayednotts Mountaineering Club
The 'Frayednotts' are ex-members & friends of the University of Nottingham Explorers Society.
Fylde Mountaineering Club
Gwydyr Mountain Club
We are an active club of roughly 120 members of all ages and abilities. Activities include Hill walking, Rock Climbing, Scrambling, Mountain Biking , Caving, indeed anything in the mountains goes. We have an amazing converted chapel in Capel Curig as a bunkhouse and a fantastic meets calendar visiting all parts of the UK and abroad. New members are more than welcome and we meet every Tuesday in Gallaghers Pub, Birkenhead from 9.00pm. In the summer we have regular evening meets to the local crags of Helsby, Frodsham, Pex Hill and also weekly visits to the local indoor climbing walls. For those fortunate enough to be free during the week we have some great mid-week walks too. Please look at our website or email for more information at email@example.com
Karabiner Mountaineering Club
The KMC is a Manchester based Club with over 150 members with a wide range of ages. We organise weekly meets throughout the year featuring a range of activities catering for different tastes - walking, climbing, winter mountaineering, as well as indoor lectures, social events and 'one-offs'. We have a superb hut above Llanberis, which is frequently used as a base for Club activities in Snowdonia and Anglesey.
Lancashire Climbing and Caving Club
“The Lancs” is an old-established and very active club with currently around 200 members. A few of our climbing members are also active underground, but most members are predominantly into climbing of all varieties.
We pride ourselves on being non-elitist, non-sexist, non-ageist – we are the friendly club and don’t have cliques! We have members in all parts of the north-west, and opportunities for climbing every week-end, (and caving meets twice a month). In summer there is a weekly programme of evening meets.
We have a hut near to Dow Crag and another below the Moelwyn Crags in North Wales. There is a Newsletter and a lively bi-annual Journal.
Further details and an application form are to be found on our web site at www.lccc.org.uk (where you can read our current newsletter and meets list) or you can contact the Membership Sec. on 01204 63176.
Lancashire Mountaineering Club
We are a club of 200 members, active most weekends. Activities include rock climbing, hill walking, mountain biking and ski mountaineering.
We have huts in the Lake District, Scotland and Wales. We welcome new members and meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Black Dog, Belmont. See our website or contact our Enquiries Secretary (01772 862263 or 07742665736) for further details.
Lloyds Bank Outdoor Sports Club
Merseyside Mountaineering Club
Powsers Mountaineering Club
Preston Mountaineering Club
South Cheshire Climbing Club
St Helens Mountaineering Club
The Club has about 80 members of large mountaineering diversity. The meets' list therefore includes, climbing and fell walking trips throughout the UK, high mountain climbing in all areas of the world, evening climbing at indoor walls (winter) and local crags and quarries (summer), Sunday rambles (Winter) and slide shows.
There are two beginners' meets for rock climbing per year.
Hut in the Lake District available for use by climbers at any time.
The Chapel Mountaineering Club
Vagabond Mountaineering Club
The Vagabonds are a Liverpool based climbing / mountaineering club with around 60 members of varied ages and climbing ambition. We meet on Tuesday evenings either at an indoor wall or local crag depending on the season. We own the best hut in North Wales, situated in Nant Peris and available only to club members. There is an active weekend meets list and members regularly organise various trips abroad including rock climbing, winter hot rock, ice climbing and trips to the Alps.
Wirral Outdoor Education Association
Yorkshire Ramblers' Club
Founded over a century ago in 1892, the Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club is one of the UK’s senior mountaineering, exploration and caving clubs. The YRC is involved not just in one outdoor 'activity' but in exploration in its widest sense. So, whether you are a caver, climber, mountaineer, scrambler, hill-walker or ski-tourer, the club has plenty to offer you. The one thing we never do is ramble and we have no links whatsoever with the Ramblers Association!
We have an active programme of meets throughout the year spread across the UK and internationally. The meets list also includes a couple of European trips and often a trip to one of the greater ranges - Himalayas/ South America/ Californian High Sierras/ China etc.
Exploration has always been a key part of the club's ethos both in formal expeditions and through members organising their own trips. You can read about these and about our Club meets in our Journal which is published annually or checkout our Facebook page.
The YRC has two well-equipped properties: a traditional Lakes cottage in Little Langdale and a purpose-built club headquarters near Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales. Members can stay at these huts and bring their guests and families. We also have reciprocal hut use arrangements with several kindred clubs which gives our members access to a wider range of accommodation at favourable rates.
We have some 160 members living across the UK, but our roots are in firmly in Yorkshire. We take pride in giving prospective members and guests a warm welcome, so why not visit our website, see what we are up to next and join in.
UK meets are catered for by the organiser, so you just need to bring lunches and refreshments. On the hill, members and guests fragment into smaller parties by inclination and ability to tackle their mutual objectives, so you will always find a few of us who are up for whatever you want to do.
So, if you are interested in joining a friendly, active club with a wide scope of activities at all levels of difficulty in and outside the UK contact the YRC Membership Secretary for more details.
Barnsley Mountaineering Club
Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club
The B.H.M.C encourage all aspects of mountaineering, hill walking and climbing in Britain and Abroad, and welcome new members.
Beeston Hill & Mt Club
Membership open to anyone (over 18) by the usual proposing and seconding by existing members.
Buxton Mountaineering Club
We are small local club with around 50 members. People with children and beginners are welcome, although no formal instruction is available (Do not be put off by this, if you make it known that you want to climb, we will enjoy seeing that you have a go).
Club activities fall into 3 groups. Tuesday evenings at crags in the Peak District or during the winter at JD Wetherspoons pub on Fairfield Rd, Buxton. Monthly weekend hut meets, principally in North Wales and the Lakes, but occasionally in Yorkshire or the Brecon Becons. And adhoc events throughout the year.
The best reason for joining is that it gives a pool of people to climb, walk, ski, camp, canoe, go munro bashing or even watch Shakespeare at Buxton Opera House!
Castle Mountaineering Club
Founded in 1967, the Castle is a Sheffield-based mountaineering club, but we're not just about mountaineering. Our members undertake a wide range of activities including rock climbing, walking, trekking, backpacking, ski mountaineering, cycling, ski touring and mountain biking. What unites us is our love of the outdoors and enjoying it with others. We're a rather sociable and supportive bunch with a lot of combined experience. Many lifelong friendships have resulted from club membership.
New members are always welcome, whatever your level of experience.
We have a programme that covers 52 weeks of the year with weekly weekend local meets, and monthly hut or camping weekends. During the summer there is also weekday evening climbing in the Peak District. Generally summer meets tend towards rock climbing, winter meets towards hillwalking and winter mountaineering while weekends away are a free-for-all of various activities depending on location! We also arrange to meet through our messageboard. See our website for our current programme of activities.
The Castle has a club house behind the Rising Sun on Abbey Lane, Sheffield S11 9ND with its own indoor climbing wall. We meet on the first and third Thursday of the month from about 9:00 p.m. to discuss forthcoming meets, drink beer and have a chat. During the winter we hold regular presentations of members' activities undertaken during the year. Winter also sees regular trips to one of the local walls.
You can also find us on Facebook.
Christian Rock & Mountain Club
We are a large, national club, with members of all ages. Walking and rock climbing meets run throughout the year, plus long weekends in Scotland for winter mountaineering and an annual trip to the Alps.
Membership is open to all professing Christians who sign the Clubs 'Declaration of Faith'. Non Christians who are in sympathy with the aims of the club may join as Associate Members.
Under 18's may join with a parent who will accompany them on events and accept full responsibility for them. Not all events are open to under 18's.
Clogwyn Mountaineering Club
We are a small, friendly Derby-based club with our own hut in North Wales. Regular climbing and walking, both locally in the Peak District and throughout the UK. Beginners are always welcome.
Derby Mountaineering Club
Derbyshire Pennine Club
The D.P.C. is a small club (50 members at present.) Membership is by invitation but this would normally follow a few meet attendancies as a guest (this can be arranged easily).
All members are reasonably proficient in at least two of the three areas (caving, climbing and mountain walking) additionally some members use mountain bikes.
Derwent Mountaineering Club
Lincoln Mountaineering Club
Oread Mountaineering Club
Based around the Peak District since 1949 the club is the friendliest and most active outdoor club in the Derbyshire area. We have around 200 members who enjoy all levels of mountaineering, climbing and walking and outdoor adventure. All new members welcome although under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult. We have a full programme of weekend meets, a regular Wednesday evening climbing meet outdoors in summer and Climbing on Indoor walls on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the winter as well as many other informal club events. We also have two huts in Derbyshire and North Wales.
Peak Climbing Club
Based in Sheffield and the eastern Peak District since 1942, we are happy to welcome new members or to help passing climbers find the best crags. Meet every Thursday evening for climbing outdoors in summer and indoors in winter - see website for the full list. Informal meets on other weekday evening and weekends. Expanding program of weekend trips further afield. Under 18's welcome but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Polaris Mountaineering Club
We have a nucleus of members in and around the Peak area, the rest being randomly scattered around the country, brought together regularly by our common love of the outdoors. Activities include climbing, walking, mountain biking, canoeing, winter mountaineering, cross country skiing, etc. We're a small club and as such are not able to "teach" climbing, though novice climbers will always find encouragement.
We have a programme of meets throughout the year anywhere from Lands End to the NW Highlands, and small local groups of members who make more casual arrangements for outings in their area (typically South Coast, Peak District, Yorkshire, North West). We’ve also ventured further afield with longer trips to the Alps, the Dolomites and Sardinia, and several of our members have walked and climbed in North & South America, Canada and Nepal.
We have a regular session each week at the Nottigham Climbing Centre, so if you want to find out more about us, please get in touch
Rock & Heather Club - Nottingham
Univ of Lincoln Mntg Society
Univ of Nottingham Climbing Club
|Main club contact:
||Miss Charlotte Salter
South West & Southern
Cornwall Climbing Club
New members always welcome! Lower age limit 14 years
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|Main club contact:
||Dr Sara Scaife
Exploration Group of North Somerset
Friendly, informal, mixed hillwalking/mountaineering club. Events every Sunday/weekend.
Four Points Climbing
|Main club contact:
||Mr Alan Dovey
Gloucestershire Mountaineering Club
Club website linked to BMC. Hut details already held on BMC website.
The Over the Hill and Just Around the Corner (OHJAC) Club is a club for people with interests in walking, hill-walking, trekking, climbing and mountaineering based in East Devon, England.
Formed in February 2004 the Club now has over 50 members who participate in regular walks/ventures in the UK and Europe, and social activities.
South Devon Mountaineering Club
Swindon Mountaineering Club
The Warminster Adventure Sports Club
Wessex Mountaineering Club
The club encourages members of all aspirations and abilities from the Hampshire, Dorset and surrounding areas.
Brecon Beacons Climbing & Mountaineering Club
Cloudbase Mountain Adventures
Clwb Mynydda Cymru
"Hyrwyddo mynydda trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg / Promoting mountaineering through the medium of Welsh " is the Club's aim. Active learners of Welsh are welcome, as are those with any level of conversational Welsh. Fell walking and mountain walks, scrambles, rock climbing and indoor climbing sessions are held weekly throughout Wales. In additional there are regular expeditions to Scotland in winter, Ireland and upland England. Other foreign ventures include the Himalayas, Alps, Atlas, Tatras.
Clwyd Mountaineering Club
Active, friendly club, encourages new members. Sunday climbing meet at Capel Curig. Fortnightly walks, monthly slide show in winter and evening meets in summer. Away meets in Scotland and Lakes, and abroad in the summer. Journal published quarterly.
Gwent Mountaineering Club
The G.M.C. has a wide range of ages and abilities, and has a comprehensive programme of events.
North Wales Youth Climbing Academy
Pembrokeshire Climbing Club
RBC Women's Climbing Group
South Wales Mountaineering Club
Yr Hafod Scout Activity Centre
Calderdale Mountaineering Club
Based in the Calderdale Valley but have active members from Halifax, Bradford, Huddersfield and surrounding areas. Regular weekend meets once a month and two evening meets a week.
We are a very social club with a wide range of ages and abilities in addition to the organised meets there are many unofficial meets. We try to organise at least one club climbing holiday a year with trips to Spain, Majorca, The Himalayas, The Alps planned for this year.
Although primarily a climbing club, we have broadened our scope as a multi purpose club, with members enjoying mountain biking, caving and canoeing days.
Cleveland Mountaineering Club
The Cleveland Mountaineering Club holds a weekly Tusday evening meet, at local crags (North York Moors/Cleveland, Brimham, Almscliff etc) in the summer and local climbing walls (Netwon Aycliffe and Sunderland) throughout the winter. There is a programme of winter slide shows, walks, weekend trips to climb further afield, including Scotland, North Wales and beyond. The CMC has a comfortable hut in Patterdale. Enthusiastic new members of all abilities are very welcome. Whilst the focus of the club is rock climbing, members' active interests span climbing, mountaineering, walking and biking.
Craven Mountaineering Club
East Pennine Outdoor Club
East Yorkshire Mt and Climbing Club
The club meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm at Rock City climbing wall, Hawthorne Avenue, Hull.
Leeds Mountaineering Club
Nidderdale Adventure Club
North Yorkshire Fell Club
The activities of the club are fellwalking, scrambling and mountaineering. All walks are led by club members. They are experienced but with no qualifications.
|Main club contact:
||Ms Lynne Gilland
Scunthorpe Mountaineering Club
Vibram Mountaineering Club
York Mountaineering Club
York Mountaineering Club is a mixed-membership group spanning an age range from early twenties to early sixties.
People who are relatively new to outdoor activities can mix easily with more experienced mountaineers. Members' interests vary, including hill walking, back-packing, munro bagging, indoor climbing, rock climbing, winter (ice) climbing, bouldering, alpine climbing, mountaineering, fell running, skiing and snowboarding. The Club has a long history and has been active since 1948. We extend a warm welcome to new members:- the only requirement is an interest in pursuing hill-going or climbing.
Opportunities to develop outdoor skills can arise informally through participation. The Club also runs occasional skills courses and first aid courses.
Yorkshire Mountaineering Club
Yorkshire Walkers & Climbers Club
Aldermaston Mountaineering Club
|Main club contact:
||Mrs Liz Dyment
Dacorum Adventure Group
DAG is a friendly Hemel Hempstead based walking group of all abilities. Established for over 25 years it organises monthly weekends away to the mountainous areas of England and Wales and regular local walks around the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and surrounding areas. The group is run on a very informal basis and keeps costs down to a minimum by using bunk-houses and self-catering. New members of all abilities are always welcome. Do enquire and come along and meet us on a local walk or join us for a week-end away for a trial run.
Grafham Climbing Club
Grafham Climbing Club is a friendly and inclusive climbing club, welcoming climbers of all abilities across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
We aim to provide our members with a safe, friendly and sociable environment in which to learn, develop and progress climbing skills both indoors and out.
We are an independent club with BMC affiliation and exist with the kind support of the Grafham Water Center.
We meet weekly on Wednesday nights between 7 and 9:30pm at the Grafham Water Centre in Perry near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Hillingdon Mountaineering Club
We are a friendly group of around 20 people and we meet on Tuesday evenings at Brunel University Climbing Wall in Uxbridge from 8.30pm onwards. We have one pre-arranged trip each month, details of which are on our website.
Kendal Mountaineering Club
Lichfield Mountaineering Club
The L.M.C. celebrated 40 years in 2010. It brings together people from Lichfield, Rugeley, Stafford, Cannock, Sutton Coldfield and Walsall, with an interest in the outdoors.
The outdoor activities undertaken by members include: mountaineering, climbing, fell walking and cycling.
We have a meets list on our website containing details of our monthly weekends away staying in mountaineering huts or camping. Day meets occur throughout the year.
For further details please see our website. Members of the club can be found in the Wetherspoons Pub, Bird Street Lichfield on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 9pm
Mountaineering Club of Bury
Mountaineering Club of North Wales
Although have a nationwide membership of about 120, the Clubs activities are based in Snowdonia our club hut is beautifully located with a stunning views of Tryfan, Moel Siabod and the Glyders from close quarters. Club members recieve a newsletter called the Bulletin five times a year. The club is approaching its fiftieth year and welcomes new active members from all around the UK.
The Clubs website is actively updated and currently shows many digital photos of our beautiful mountains taken during club members meets. Members submit material of all sorts to both The Bulletin and the Website.
Phoenix Mountaineering Club
|Main club contact:
||Ms Ellie Bates
Royal Navy & Royal Marines Mt Club
The aim of the club is to foster recreational mountaineering within the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and associated Naval Services. Full membership is open to both serving and retired members of the RN and RM.
Slough Mountaineering Group
SMOG covers all types of mountaineering. Our activities range from a weekend in Wales to a month in Greenland. We hold meetings twice a month at a venue in Slough which has disabled access. Lower age limit 18 years.
Southampton Climbing Club
The Outcasts is a club for people interested in outdoor activities, including hill-walking and climbing.
Wolverhampton Mountaineering Club
Yeovil Mountaineering Club
Based on the Somerset / Dorset Border. Climbing, hillwalking, scrambling, mountain biking and fell running - We do them all. Regular weekend meets and social events - Come along and join in. Climbing every Tuesday eve.