Welcome to the Derwent Mountaineering Club (DMC). We are a club based in Matlock, Derbyshire with a wide range of outdoor interests including climbing, mountaineering, scrambling and walking. We have a diverse membership from around the Matlock area including Belper, Ashbourne, Chesterfield and Derby. We have a range of experience from novice climbers, north face summiteers, alpinists and some just out for a walk and a range of ages from 20's to 70's and everything in between.

Our aim is simply to enjoy the outdoors, so why not join us and enjoy it too in a friendly and supportive club based on the edge of the Peak District in the Matlock area? We have a full programme of organised meets - weekends to North Wales and the Lake District, local day and evening meets, social events and trips further afield to the Alps and Scotland - and we regularly meet each other in between to climb or walk etc.

Find out more about our activities by following the links above. The activities section gives more details of these with examples of our recent exploits. Read our history in the magazine - Scramble - and have a look at our photo gallery.

If you would like to join the club, or just come and check us out you will find a membership form under the "Join DMC" link and some instructions as to how to do this.
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The club owns a number of climbing guide books ( some old, some new) for members to borrow.

The following events are coming up in October. Members make sure you book your place where required. If you are interested in attending one of the DMC events and are not a member, please contact the secretary Mike Dowsett for details on how you could try out one of our meets with a view to becoming a member. Also see the Diary page for a longer range list.

Wednesday 1st - With the nights drawing in we move to climbing indoors at 'The Face' Wirksworth. Meet from 6pm onwards. Link to wall details

Sunday 5th- Climbing at Castle Naze - meet opposite Twiggs, Matlock, 9.30am for car sharing. Link to crag details. 

Weekend 10th/11th- Weekend meet
 to the Lake District. We are staying at the FRCC Coach House in Buttermere. Highstile, Grasmoor, Robinson groups all easily accessible from the hut or valley. If the weather is good to us excellent climbing is available close by on Grey Crags.  Link to Buttermere details.

Wednesday 15th. C
limbing indoors at 'The Face' Wirksworth. Meet from 6pm onwards. Link to wall details

Sunday 19th - 
Climbing at Lawrencefield - meet opposite Twiggs, Matlock, 9.30am for car sharing. Link to crag details.

Wednesday 22nd. Annual General Meeting held at the Temple Hotel. 7.30pm for a prompt 8.00pm start. 

Dave Bankart getting 'stuck in' on the Great Chimney pitch of Great Gully, Craig y Wysfa, Snowdonia

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Have a look at the gallery for more photos from this and other events.