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British Mountaineering Council Huts

In keeping with the idea of the club being an exploration club with interests other than caving (and drinking!) the committee have this year rejoined the British Mountaineering Council.  This allows us access to all huts maintained by BMC and the Mountaineering Club of Scotland. The BMC has sent us a 19 page list, covering over 80 huts throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  In some instances bookings need to be for a party only or need to be made by club secretary to club secretary but these are exceptions rather than the rule.  The full list will be housed in the library but there now follow a few examples to set you thinking.

Yorkshire Mountaineering Club Hut, 3 Irish Row, Coppermines, Coniston, Cumbria.  NGR 293985

18 male, 12 female, drying room, cutlery, crockery, hot water, showers, electric and gas cooking, coal fires, flush toilets, mattresses, access by car, £2.00 per night

George Starkey Hut, Patterdale, Cumbria.  NGR 396160

20 places for men and women, drying room, bedding, cutlery, crockery, fridge, hot water, showers, flush toilets, slot meters, access by car, electric light, cooking and heating by gas and electricity.  £2.75 per night.  Payment in advance.  Club or group bookings only. (min 8)

Climbers Club Hut, Bosigran Count House, Pendeen, Cornwall.  NGR 422365 .

18 places mixed, cutlery, crockery, £3.00 per night

University of London Graduate Mountaineering Club Hut, Fallcliffe Cottage, Grindleford, Derbyshire

NGR SK240771

15 places mixed, electric lighting and cooking, living room, 3 bedroom with alpine bunk beds, kitchen, washroom with shower and flush toilets.  Access from road, car park.  £2.50 per night.

Mynydd Climbing Club Hut, Blaen y Nant, Llanrwst. NGR 738603

30 places mixed, cutlery, crockery, hot water, electric shower, flush toilets, access by car, electric light, gas cooking. £2.00 per night.

Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland Hut, The Smithy at Little Loch Broom.  NGR 095877

10 places, cutlery, crockery, slot meter, access by car, no bedding, full cooking facilities.  50p required for electricity meter.  £1.50 per night.

Irish Mountaineering Club Hut, The Bloat House, Annalong.

NGR J 38 20  24 places mixed, bedding, cutlery, crockery, access by car, gas lighting and cooking, 4 weeks notice of booking required.