Derwent Mountaineering Club Diary


  Last updated 04/04/24 

(i) Please let the co-ordinator know you are attending a meet. 
(ii) Do check emails/ watsapp for details and changes to meets (as well as this diary).

(iii) CLIMBING - scheduled meets every other Wednesday evening and Sunday daytime (attendees choose venues for the intervening dates).  Over winter  we generally climb indoors. In addition, some lucky climbers get out during the day on Mondays and Fridays with venue dependent upon preferences and weather. Contact Alex Veitch, Jon Shields or Gill Radcliffe if interested.

(iv) WALKING - the last Sunday of the month (10am) unless stated otherwise and usually for approx 10 miles/16.
(v) AWAY MEETS (weekends, Huts, longer trips). You must book in advance and contact the co-ordinator for details.
(vi) FAMILIES usually welcome on meets with children under the supervision of parents/guardians. Do check with the meet co-ordinator through as some meets are unsuitable for under 18s.
Date Meet Coordinator Pub

December 2023

Fri 8th - Sun 10th Pre-Xmas meet. Tan Yr Wyddfa Hut, Snowdonia, £10 per night. Cath Sinclair -
Fri 29th Dec - Tue 2nd Jan (4nts) New Year Meet. Low Stern Hut, Yorkshire Dales, £14 per night. Cath Sinclair -

January 2024

Sat 13th Ceilidh (to raise money for derby Mountain rescue) Andy Neath  

Thur 11th - 7pm for 7.30 start





Para climbing talk - An insight into the world of a paralympian.


Donations to Jon's para-climbing crowdfund. 

Jon Sheilds





The Fishpond





Sun 28th Roaches walk Thelma Pickard  
31/1 - 4/2 Winter Meet Tom Withers   -
Wed 24th Night Nav (location to be confirmed) Andy Neath  
February 2024
Sun 4th Big Depot Leeds/Burbage Valley (if weather allows) Alex Veitch  

Thurs 22nd - 7pm for 7.30 start




Mountain rescue - Our invisi1ble safety net


Donations to Derby Mountain Rescue

Pat Parsons (Derby MR)




The Fishpond




Sat 24th Carsington village walk - Note Saturday not Sunday Cath Sinclair  
Wed 28th Night Nav (location to be confirmed) Cath Sinclair  
March 2024
Sun 3rd Nottingham climbing center / Millstone (if weather allows) Alex Veitch  

Thurs 21st - 7pm for 7.30 start







Mountain of my Fear - Incredible first ascents in Alaska.


Donations to Jon's para-climbing crowdfund. 


Roger Mear







The Fishpond







Sun 24th Stanage North Alex Veitch  
Wed 27th Night Fright @ Birchen Edge - Bring your head torches for a spooky evening of climbing Alex Veitch The Wheatsheaf
Sun 24th Club Walk route to be decided Karen Gurney  
April 2024
Wed 3rd Harborough Rocks - Our traditional start to Wednesday evenings outdoor climbing Alex Veitch Rising Sun
Sun 7th Bamford Edge Alex Veitch The Plough Inn
Thur 11th - 7pm for 7.30pm

Greenland - Pack rafting & adventures


Donations to the club charity fund


Sally Newton

The Fishpond


Sun 14th







Wildcat Clean & Climb - In conjunction with the BMC & local climbers


Please contact Greg or Alex to confirm you are able to help, limited spaces available (see email)



Alex Veitch

Greg Jennings

The Fishpond
Wed 17th Gardoms Edge Alex Veitch The Wheatsheaf
Sun 21st

Stanage Popular climbing


Fundementals skills session- please contact Alex or Greg for a place (see email)

Alex Veitch  
Sun 28th Club Walk (location to be confirmed) Mike Dowsett   
May 2024
Wed 1st Stoney Middleton Alex Veitch The Moon
3rd - 6th Lake District Away Meet (campsite to be confirmed) Steve Ebbens  
Sun 12th Hen Cloud Alex Veitch Ye olde Rock Inn
Wed 15th Curbar Edge Alex Veitch The Bridge
24th - 27th North Wales / Anglesey (campsite to be confirmed) Alex Veitch  
Sun 26th Club Walk (Approx 10miles/16km)  Volunteer required  
Wed 29th Wildcat / High Tor Alex Veitch The Fishpond
June 2024
Sun 2nd Wimberry / Chew Valley (depending on conditions) Alex Veitch  

Arrive Sunday 9th,

stay for 5 nights

Count House Cornwall - An amazing oppertunity to climb on the sunsoaked granite sea cliffs  Cath Sinclair  

Wed 12th

The Roaches Alex Veitch Ye olde rock inn
Sun 23rd Yorkshire Grit (location to be confirmed) Martin Wood  
Wed 26th Staden Quarry Alex Veitch The Church inn
Sun 30th Matlock Skyline - an opportunity to marshall or walk Andy Neath  
July 2024
Sun 7th Heptonstall Quarry Alex Veitch  
Wed 10th Millstone Edge Alex Veitch The Foxhouse
19th - 23rd Channel Islands - Climbing and costal walking Greg Jennings & Josh Fuller  
Sun 21st Cheedale Alex Veitch Anglers Rest
Wed 24th Willersley Alex Veitch The Fishpond
Sat 27th Circumnavigation of Kinder Plateau (18 miles/29km) Robin Stiffin  
13th-28th Dolomites  
Jon Sheilds/Steve Ebbens
August 2024
2nd - 5th

Lake District, Langdale. 

Camping bays brown campsite/Fell & Rock Rawhead hut

Roger Mear  
Wed 7th Stanage Alex Veitch The Scotman Pack
13th - 18th Pembroke camping Alex Veitch  
Wed 21st Harpur Hill Alex Veitch  
Sun 25th Geological Club walk (7 miles/11km) Geoff Williams   
Sat 31st

Whole club meet. BBQ, Walk/Climb/Wild swim including camping option for those who wish.

Bill Boley  
September 2024
Sun 1st Ravensdale Alex Veitch Monsal Head
Wed 4th Aldery Cliff Alex Veitch Packhorse Inn
Sun 8th Yorkshire Limestone Martin Wood  
Wed 18th Froggatt Alex Veitch The Grouse
Sun 22nd Dovedale Alex Veitch The Old Dog
Sat 28th Club walk route to be decided Cath Sinclair  
October 2024
Wed 2nd Hidden Quarry Alex Veitch The Moon
Sun 6th Wilton Quarry Alex Veitch  
Wed 9th High Tor Right Alex Veitch The Fishpond

Arrive october 11th,

stay for 2 nights.

Beudy Mawr hut meet, Nant Peris

£17 per person, per night. children allowed in accordance with club safeguarding policy

Cath Sinclair  
Sun 20th Rivelin Alex Veitch Ladybower Inn
Wed 23rd  Rainster Rocks Alex Veitch Ye Olde Gate Inn
Sun 27th  Club walk route to be decided Mike Dowsett  
Wed 30th

DMC AGM - To look back to review the year and look forward to 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.  

Tom Withers The Fishpond 
November 2024
Sun 3rd Lawrencefield or Awesome Walls Stockport Alex Veitch  
Sun 24th Club walk route to be decided Caroline Tombs  
Sun 24th Annual Dinner  Bill Boley Oakhill Hotel

Arrive Nov 29th,

stay for 2 nights.

Coppermines Cottage, Coniston

£20 per person, per night. children allowed in accordance with club  safeguarding policy

Cath Sinclair  
December 2024