WEEKEND MEETS –  Updated 5/3/2024

Every month, the club organises a weekend meet, which form the core of the club’s activities.
Summer meets are often camping, in the colder months we are generally based in a climbing club hut.
Dates given are the evenings for which accommodation is booked – typically Friday and Saturday evening, with daytime activities continuing on the Sunday, with an extra night or 2 for Bank Holidays.
In addition to this list, club members organise many more informal outings, from local biking, climbing and walking day trips in the Peak District to ski touring, sports climbing and alpine trips in Europe. Bookings are open to members (who have priority) and prospective members, as well as friends of members. Costs are generally around £10 per person per night for a Mountaineering Club hut.

2024 Meets List Downloadable pdf 

For more information about our meets programme, please email us at contactus@solihullmc.org.uk

2023 Weekend Meets Schedule

Sunday 28th January
Day in Shropshire – Walking and Bouldering

Off to the Stiperstones and Nipstone in Shropshire for an 8.5km walk with bouldering
and climbing options along the way. Plus a visit to the Bog Centre and the mine ruins.

Saturday 10th February
Day in the Peak District – Winter Bouldering and Walking

There will be a selection of bouldering opportunities plus a local walk in the area. The day
will end with a pub visit for food and drink. Location TBC.

Saturday 2nd March

Day Walk, Black Mountains, Wales
We are heading back to the Black Mountains for a big day out to climb Waun Fach, 811m.

Friday 8th March to Sunday 10th March
Dinorwig, North Wales – 2 Nights – 12 Spaces

With handy access to the whole Llanberis area, Dinorwig is an amazing centre for walking,
sport slate or trad climbing adventures. Staying at the well equipped Wolverhampton MC hut.

Saturday 23rd March
Sport/Trad Intro Day

Depending on weather and temperature, we will either be doing an introduction to trad
climbing or sport climbing particularly for those with little or no experience, but all are
welcome. This will be a great opportunity to try out some outdoor climbing during the early
part of the climbing season. Location TBC.

29th March Good Friday to 1st April Bank Holiday Monday
Pendeen, South West Cornwall – 3 Nights

Over the Easter weekend, we will be climbing around Sennen Cove and the surrounding
Penzance area, with options for all abilities. There are beautiful walks along the coastal path.
Staying at the North Inn campsite.

Saturday 13th April
Day Meet

Details of the location and planned activities to be confirmed.

Friday 19th April to Sunday 21st April
Camping Meet – Wye Valley Intro Weekend – 2 Nights

The Wye Valley offers a range of different types of climbing with sport climbing at Wyndcliff, Wintours Leap and other nearby areas. Shorn Cliff is a regular favourite of the club offering a mixed range of trad routes. As an alternative, there is also the Offa’s Dyke walking trail.
Campsite details TBC.

Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May
Dartmoor – 3 Nights

For the May Day Bank Holiday weekend we will be camping at Beara Farm, Buckfastleigh.
Dartmoor offers a range of trad routes on the Dewerstone and the surrounding Tors. There
is also sport climbing around the area, as well as a range of amazing walks on Dartmoor.

Saturday 18th May
Day Meet

Details of the location and planned activities to be confirmed.

Friday 24th May to Monday 27th May
Bosherston, Pembrokeshire – 3 Nights

For the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, we will be camping at Simon’s Field in Bosherston.
Pembrokeshire offers some of the club’s favourite sea cliff climbing routes, with lots to do
for all levels of experience. There are also plenty of opportunities for coastal walking.

Saturday 8th June
Day Meet

Details of the location and planned activities to be confirmed.

Thursday 13th June
Summer Evening Walk

A mid-week walk around Bittell Reservoirs Birmingham, taking in the local countryside
around the River Arrow headwaters followed by a visit to a good local pub.

Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June
Langcliffe, Yorkshire – 2 Nights

We are doing things a little differently for Yorkshire. The club will be camping at Crag Hill
Farm in Settle near the western side of Yorkshire with the opportunity to explore the local
limestone for both sport and trad climbing.

Saturday 6th July
Day Meet

Details of the location and planned activities to be confirmed.

Friday 19th July to Saturday 27th July
Dolomites, Italy – 7 Nights – 3 Apartments – Led by Mark, Donna and Mike

Our international trip this year will be in the Italian Dolomites. There is the opportunity for
trad climbing, sport climbing, walking and via ferratas. Though spaces within the houses are
full, there are other individuals making their own arrangements and plenty of local camping.

Saturday 10th August
Day Meet

Details of the location and planned activities to be confirmed.

Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August
Capel Curig, North Wales – 3 Nights

Staying at the Dolgam campsite, this location gives easy access to a wealth of walking,
scrambling and trad climbing. Snowdon and the Llanberis Pass or the Ogwen Valley with
Tryfan and the Glyders are just a few of many options.

Saturday 14th September
Day Meet

Details of the location and planned activities to be confirmed.

Friday 20th September to Sunday 22th September (2 nights)
Portland, Dorset

Staying at Hallets Rural Campsite in Portland. There’s a great range of sport climbing options
as well as a selection of trad routes.

Day Meet

Details of the date, location and planned activities to be confirmed.

Friday 15th November to Sunday 17th November (2 nights)
Coniston, Lake District

Staying at the fantastic Low House MAM Hut in Coniston, our November meet will offer
some great walking and potential scrambling opportunities.