Back by popular demand – 2017 Annual Gathering is booked again at YHA Mankinholes in Calderdale.

Fri 29th September to Sun 1st October 2017

Put the date in your diaries for another great weekend of walking, climbing, and socialising in this well-equipped hostel near Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. All members welcome. Look out for more details.

Trip Report – RED ROPE Annual Gathering 2016 at YHA Mankinholes 23rd – 25th September 2016.

In 2016  the Annual Gathering was in Lancashire, near Todmorden at YHA Mankinholes.

The weather was kind to us with a dry breezy day on Saturday, and a sunny afternoon Sunday.

Members from a variety of regions met up  for some talking, socialising, and walking (no climbing this year!) Most of us arrived on the Friday for an ad-hoc dinner, some at the pub, others doing their own thing.   All day Saturday people went out in several grups for walks, visits to Hebden Bridge, and other local delights, with the main meal and social Saturday evening, with a lively quiz.  Then Sunday morning was a friendly and relatively short  Annual General Meeting with discussions and decisions about organising the club and its events. Afterwards some people joined in a very useful session on using a rope for scrambling run by Malcolm, while others  went for shorter walks or chatted.

Mankinholes is on the Pennine and Calderdale Way and is located in an ancient hamlet just minutes from remote moorland and secluded valleys.  Some great walking in a relatively undiscovered area.

Look out for some pictures on the Facebook site and in the next Bulletin!