Popular Destinations

The destinations the club visits varies from year to year depending on demand, availability of accommodation and what can be squeezed into the calendar. The following provides an overview of the sorts of places the club has visited in the past. If you would like to know when future trips are planned, please check the calendar.


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North Wales

One of the locations that the club visits the most throughout the year. North Wales really has a Mountain feel to it, and there is nothing like waking up to see the view surrounding the places we normally stay. There is something to offer to everyone, whether you're interested in a walk up Snowdon, a scramble up Tryfan or some multi-pitch climbing up some of the countries best rock you're sure to have an amazing time. If the weather is kind to us there is occasionally the opportunity for some winter climbing in February. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Lake District

Another well visited location, again the Lakes offers a complete variety of activities right in the mountains. The Lakes can often feel quite remote and so a little extra effort is sometimes required but without a doubt the reward is outstanding. There are lots of places to stay which provide a good retreat at the end of the day where the days events can be discussed with the rest of the group. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Peak District

The Peak District is one of the best climbing locations in the country Stanage alone has over 1000 different climbs. They are all easily accessible and offer everything from a 'first outdoor climb' to something that looks to most as un-climbable. The Peak District is a good place to learn to lead climbs and this is actively encouraged within the club. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Yorkshire

A lesser visited location but still a worth while weekend away, with plenty of excellent walking and some excellent grit climbing such as that found at Almscliff, Brimham and Ilkley. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Dartmoor

Dartmoor has several tors with great climbing and excellent views, there is also climbing at Chudleigh and Dewerstone. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Cornwall

An excellent location to visit in the summer with some classic sea cliff climbing and some excellent coastal paths for the walkers. Deep blue sea and sandy beaches make this a spectacular part of the country and therefore the club holds the annual end of year BBQ here. This provides a good mix of activity on the Saturday with a BBQ in the evening and for those who want to relax on the Sunday before heading back to there is a wonderful sandy beach, and for the brave the possibility of a dip in the sea. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Dorset

Dorset's Jurassic coast provides plenty of walking along the coast with some excellent beaches and coves and of course the famous Durdle Door. There is plenty of climbing to be had with some excellent single pitch sea cliff climbing at Swanage. Although something Dorset has over everywhere else is the countries best sport climbing whereby the rock has bolts in place to which the rope can be attached. Rather than the more traditional approach of having to place removable equipment in to the rock. Click for last years photos and trip log.

South Wales

Generally visited for the climbing available South Wales has two areas of particular significance, Gower and Pembroke. Pembroke offers some fantastic climbing including some of the best multi-pitch sea-cliffs in the country. The climbing isn't particularly beginner friendly and since good weather is required we normally wait until the summer before running these trips. Click for last years trip log.

Local Area

Bath's location in the south west might not be near any mountains but there is still some excellent countryside for walking and a number of nearby climbing locations. The closest has to be the Bathford boulders which can be walked to from campus, but within a short drive there is also climbing at Avon, Cheddar, Goblin Combe, Fairy Caves and Holcombe to name a few. Once the clocks have changed the club is able to run trips to these locations on a Wednesday afternoon. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Scotland

The club has run several trips to Scotland in the past few years to allow members to participate in some Winter Mountaineering. Often these trips have included a course with a Mountain Guide in order to prepare people with the skills and knowledge required to participate in winter activities in a safe and enjoyable manner. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Overseas

The club holds an annual trip to Fontainebleau in Northern France although a bouldering trip plenty of non-boulders have come back having had an amazing time. The club stays in two adjoining Gite's which have a very sociable feel after a day of bouldering. There is definitely a holiday feel to this trip. Click for last years photos and trip log.

Club trips have also been run to the Italian Dolomites for climbing and Via Ferrata, and the French Alps for Alpine Mountaineering. Many of the club have attended a subsidised Alpine Skills course in Chamonix.