Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club

HMC Update July 2017

July 19th, 2017 by


Dear HMC Members

Welcome to your July 2017 club update

News in Brief

  • The HMC went Swannage in June
  • The Lake District gets UNESCO status – see the BMC news report here
  • Next pub social is on Tuesday 25 July at the Three Horseshoes from 8:30.

Where have we been lately?

In June we went to Swannage to enjoy some sea cliff climbing along the Jurassic Coast with some of the best sports climbing in the UK. Photos posted on the HMC Facebook Group by Steve Moore.

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Upcoming HMC Events:

HMC Social at the Three Horseshoes from 8:30pm – Tuesday 25 July

The HMC pub social is at the Three Horseshoes as usual from 8.30pm in the main bar at the Three Horseshoes, 612 Hatfield Road, Smallford, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0HP. Come along and have a catch up with fellow members, make arrangements for trips, talk about your last adventures and meet prospective members.

Cadair Idris – Walking, Climbing & Biking (camping) – 28 to 30 July

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Camping in the Torrent Walk Caravan & Camping Site There are many walks surrounding Dolgun Uchaf, one of the most famous is the Torrent walk which is only 500 meters away from the site. Recently the area has become a Mecca for Mountain Biking. New toilet block with facilities for disabled etc hair dryers washing machines drying facilities fridge opening in March. http://www.guesthousessnowdonia.com/accom-camping.html

St Davids, Pembrokshire, Porthclais camping, climbing and walking – 25 to 28 August

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Porthclais Farm Campsite

We have secured an excellent campsite, with amazing views of the sea, with an easy walk into St Davids for various pub options. This area has amazing walks and also great sea cliff climbing, the campsite has great facilities including hot shower! For more information see their website: Croeso – Welcome to the Porthclais Farm Campsite!

Exmoor Camping Meet – 15 to 17 September

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In September we will be camping in Exmoor – at Sparkhayes campsite in Porlock. http://www.sparkhayes.co.uk  Lots of walking on Exmoor and along the coast.  Also climbing opportunities at Hurlstone Point and Valley of Rocks. At least 2 pubs within 5 minutes walk in Porlock

Great Langdale Valley – Lake District – Robertson Lamb Hut – 6 to 8 October

The HMC have been fortunate to secure the booking once again of this wonderful hut in a great location in Great Langdale Valley. Its ideally situated for a great weekend of walks up into the Central Fells (Crinkle Crags, Esk, Bowfell, Great End & Scafell). Climbing is also available on the crags over Old Dungeon Ghyll.

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Parking outside the hut for approximately 8 cars so do try to car share as much as possible.

The nearest pub is about 10-15 minutes walk away: The New Dungeon Ghyll hotel and the Stickle Barn, which both serve good food and real ale.

That’s it for now….

Hope to see you all at the pub social on Tuesday and in Wales for some Cadir Idris fun.

All the best

Steve Deaville

HMC Secretary

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