Trip reports

Lakes in May 2019

Lakes in May 2019

The Borrowdale Road tip-toes south from Keswick in an oblique curve that skims the edge of the silver oval of Derwentwater before nestling itself unobtrusively in the foot of the Borrowdale Valley. The gentle sight of lolloping lambs enjoying their rich green pasture is then set against the backdrop of […]

North Wales 2019

North Wales 2019

A meet for all seasons This year the club pitched up at the Snowdon Base Camp near Rhyd Ddu. This is a comfortable, well-appointed site in an attractive location by a mirror-grey lake and burbling stream that runs along the base of Wales’ loftiest peak. The toilet paper was very […]

Easter in Cornwall 2019

Easter in Cornwall 2019

West is best…Easter in Cornwall Crowded House famously sang “everywhere you go, you always take the weather”. Well, many thanks to whoever in the MMC brought the wall-to-wall (should that be crag-to-crag?) sunshine to Cornwall for the four-day weekend. If anything, it might have been too hot…the walkers elected to […]

Brecons 2019 – hiking in the spring sunshine!

Brecons 2019 – hiking in the spring sunshine!

A group of four lucky people made up of Jules, Sarah, Cara and Gemma chose the sunniest and warmest weather in mid-February for a wonderful weekend away in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. Leaving London at 4.30pm on the Friday afternoon meant that they were well ahead of the […]

Lakes 2019 – Walking in a winter wonderland

Lakes 2019 – Walking in a winter wonderland

In the run-up to the first meet of the year, it seemed likely that we would be spending a wet weekend sat in a Lakeside pub, by a roaring fire, contemplating the drizzle outside. Whilst not a totally unappealing prospect, it was with great pleasure and anticipation I found myself […]

Up the Valley rain or shine! Wye Valley September 2018

Up the Valley rain or shine! Wye Valley September 2018

Up the Valley rain or shine! On an early Friday a few MMCers managed traffic and fat chips to reach Wye Valley, early enough to sneak a climb before dawn. At the Reception Campsite, we were greeted by a man (let’s call him “Larry”). Larry was a very friendly chap […]