Meets are a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the hills in The Lakes District, North Wales or the Peak District. Members hill walk, rock climb, scramble or mountain bike.
LMC has an annual programme of meets which are to pre
booked locations generally in The Lake District or North
Wales but also include other areas of the country. The
activities people do on the weekend are up to them! They
will often be determined by the other people going, the area
we are visiting and the weather.
We use huts owned by other clubs, they are usually
converted barns or cottages and can vary considerably. Most
accommodation is in dormitories which can hold up to 12+
people, this regularly means we all share one room. Please
speak to existing members if you want to know more about a
The meets are catered, with the meet fee covering breakfast
on the Saturday and Sunday and the evening meal on the
Saturday. All dietary requirements are catered for
(including vegetarian, vegan, gluten, wheat and dairy
free!). The weekend 'tasks' of shopping, cooking and
cleaning are shared between the people go away.
Weekend meets cost £25 (in 2014), which includes two nights
accommodation, two breakfasts and an evening meal on
New members are welcome on any meet and can attend as a
guest, you do not need to join before you come away. Guests
of members can be brought along if there is space. there is
an additional charge of £5, which is taken off your
membership if you then join.
Bookings open two weeks before the meet. An email is sent
to the mailing list inviting
those that want to come along to sign up. Places are
allocated as people respond to this email, payment is made
in advance. Places must be booked by the monday before the
meet, so we can plan the food and travel.
Members share cars to travel to the meets and split the fuel
costs amongst the passengers. Where possible we will use as
few cars as possible, however this will depend on who is going
and other plans individuals may have.
What to bring
You need to bring food for during the day and your own sleeping and personal equipment.
For the day, members are expected to have as a minimum,
appropriate walking boots, waterproof jacket and appropriate
clothing to walk in. You should also have a rucksack to
carry personal equipment including lunch/snacks and drink
and a torch. Exact requirements for the hill will depend on
season and venue, members can advise on appropriate kit
before any meet.
You will also need to bring personal equipment for
overnight including sleeping bag, towel and wash kit &