Derwent Mountaineering Club Diary

Updated: 5/3/22      
  (i) It is really helpful if you let the co-ordinator know you are attending a meet. For Hut and away meets it is essential you book in advance.    
  (ii) We have avoided clashes as far as possible (difficult though with so much activity!).  Members organise many other activities during the year so please check emails/ watsapp and the diary for updates.    

(iii) CLIMBING - scheduled meets every other Wednesday evening + Sundays (giving the opportunity for meets on the alternate dates):            Wednesday: 5pm at the crag  

      Sundays: 10am at the car park

Note over winter we usually climb indoors on Wed eve at Wirksworth Wall (tho check emails for any changes).

In addition, some lucky climbers get out during the day on Mondays and Fridays with venue dependent upon preferences and weather. Contact Mike Irwing or Jon Shields if interested.

  (iv) WALKING - the last Sunday of the month (10:30am) unless stated otherwise.     
  (v) AWAY MEETS (w/es, Huts, longer trips). You must book in advance and contact the co-ordinator for details.    
Date Meet Coordinator Pub

December 2021

Fri 10th - Sun 12th Pre-Christmas Meet - Glan Dena Hut, Ogwen Valley, North Wales - 23 places (Full?) Gill Francis   -
Thu 30th - Sun 2nd New Year’s Meet - Low Stern, Clapham, Yorkshire Dales Gill Francis



January 2022

Wed 26th Night Navigation 1.  Urban challenge at Bakewell. Meet at the Queens Arms (by Co-op car park), 7pm Sally Newton  Queens Arms, Bakewell
Sun 30th Walk - Holloway. 9:45 prompt start from Holloway Cemetry (GR323568) Pete & Judy Scott   - 
February 2022      
Wed 2nd 8:45 for 9pm- 10:15pm, Climbing Safely discussion at The Duke William. Timed to allow you to climb at the Wirksworth Wall first!   Duke William pub Starkholmes
Wed 16th Members Slideshow.  Bring pictures of your activity and adventures to share in the form of a short slikeshow! Bill Boley/ Kate Aldridge Duke William pub Starkholmes
tbc Night Navigation 2.  The Moors Challenge,  details tbc Sally Newton tbc
Sun 27th Walk - Tissington Cath sinclair   -
March 2022      
11th/12th  Spring meet!  YMC Hut in Coniston (Lakes). 12 places available Gill Francis


Sat 26th Training - Outdoor First Aid (Duke William pub), 9am - 5pm. Contact Jon to book a place. Jon Shields Duke William pub Starkholmes
Sun 27th Walk - Gradbach Gill Francis  
Wed 30th Harborough - our traditional start to Wed eve outdoor climbing! Gill Radcliffe The Rising Sun
April 2022      
Sun 3rd Birchen.  NB: there will be a Basic Climbing Safety Skills session in the morning (10:15am) with Chester Gill Radcliffe/ Chester The Robin Hood
Wed 13th  Colehill.  NB: we have a Sport Climbing Safety session at 6pm with Gill Radcliffe. Gill Radcliffe The Boat Cromford
Sun 24th Walk - tbc Grant Lindsey   - 
Wed 27th Wildcat Gill Radcliffe The Fishpond
May 2022      
Sun 1st Adventure Day!  Trip to a distant crag or crag with a long walk in. Weather dependant, check emails/ Watsapp for details in advance. Gill Radcliffe   -
6th-8th South Devon.  Book direct with the campsite but advise Roger.  Parkers Farm Holiday Park, 01364 654869, Roger Mears   -
Wed 11th Masson Lees Gill Radcliffe Kings Head Bonsall
Sun 15th  Stanage Plantation Gill Radcliffe The Millstone
Wed 18th May Froggat.  NB: Training sess on Trad safety on multi-pitch routes 5:30pm with Chester.  Meet below the slabs to the right of the Pinnacle. Gill Radcliffe/ Chester The Grouse Inn
Sun 22nd Almscliffe - Yorkshire Grit Day! Martin Wood   -
Wed 25th Burbage South Boulders Gill Radcliffe The Fox House
Sun 29th Walk - tbc Volunteer?   - 
tbc Scottish adventure Volunteer?   -
June 2022      
Sun 5th  Adventure Day!  Trip to a distant crag or crag with a long walk in. Weather dependant, check emails/ Watsapp for details in advance. Gill Radcliffe   -
Wed 8th  Willersley Gill Radcliffe  The Boat Cromford
Sun 12th Burbage North Gill Radcliffe The Millstone
Sun 19th - Thur 23rd (5 weekday nights) Beautiful Bosigran, Cornwall.  The Count House (CC Hut).  14 places. Gill Francis   -
Sun 26th Walk is now on the 3rd July     -
Wed 29th Froggatt Gill Radcliffe The Grouse Inn
July 2022      
Sun 3rd

Stanage (High Neb)

Gill Radcliffe

The Littlejohn
Sun 3rd Walk - 18m navigation walk following Joe Brown's orienteering course around Whitehall. Ellen Rees  
9th-16th Dolomites.  Contact Greg if interested. Greg Jennings   - 
Wed 20th Horsethief Gill Radcliffe The Moon Inn
Sun 24th Bamford Gill Radcliffe The Anglers Rest
Sun 31st Walk - Ecton Mike Dowsett   -
August 2022      
Wed 3rd Robin Hood/ Cratcliffe Gill Radcliffe tbc
Sun 7th Millstone Gill Radcliffe The Millstone
Wed 17th High Tor Gill Radcliffe The Fishpond
Sun 21th* Walk - Eyam Moor  (* not the last Sunday) Thelma Pickard   -
22nd-26th South Pembroke (either St Petrox or Bosherton). Contact Alex if interested Alex Veitch   -
Wed 31st Aug Harpur Hill Gill Radcliffe tbc
September 2022      
Sun 4th The Roaches Gill Radcliffe The Olde Rock Inn
Wed 14th Wildcat Gill Radcliffe The Fishpond
16th-18th (w/e) Our 50th anniversary celebration w/e!  Star Cottage (MAM Hut) at Two Dales (Derbyshire) has been booked as a focal point for a w/e of fun, activity and challenge! Gill Francis/ Josh Fuller/ Pete Bush   -
Sun 25th Walk - Youlgreave Mike Dowsett   -
Wed 28th Intake Quarry Gill Radcliffe The Rising Sun
October 2022      
Sun 2nd Stanage Gill Radcliffe The Millstone
8th-9th (w/e) Duddon Valley (The Lakes).  High Moss Hut (The Rucksak Club). Whole hut booked. Gill Francis   - 
Sun 16th Horseshoe Quarry Gill Radcliffe The Moon Inn
Sat 22nd Annual Dinner - tbc Judith Fidler tbc
Sun 23rd Black Rocks 'Deep Clean' - clean the areas that only we can get to!  Meet at top car park: 10:15 -12noon. Greg Jennings   -
Sun 30th Walk - Warslow (Staffordshire Moors) Andy Neath   -
November 2022      
Wed 2nd   (tbc)

DMC AGM.  Our opportunity to review the year and plan the next year; your opportunity to say what you want from the Club and what you can contribute to the Club!

7pm for 7:30pm start.    

Greg/ Christine  Duke William pub, Starkholmes
Wed tbc North Face of the Eiger - two amazing slideshows from Club members Pete Scott + Chris Radcliffe/ Roger Mear Duke William pub, Starkholmes
Sun 27th Walk - Rowsley Caroline Tombs   -
December 2022      
2nd -3rd (w/e) Ogwen valley, North Wales.  Glan Dana Hut, 15 places. Gill Francis   -
January 2023 To be developed    
  NB:  The above is subject to change so please check the website or with the event co-ordinator in advance.