• The Saunders Mountain Marathon - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 4th July 2020 at 8am - 6pm Sunday, 5th July
    Location: The Howgills, Lake District

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Entries are open for the 42nd Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon which will be held over the weekend of the 4th/5th July 2020 in the The Howgills area of the Lake District. If you've never done a mountain marathon before then the Saunders is a good starting point. Several teams of club members have already entered so why not join us.

    The race is popular and places will go quickly so head on over to the race website for more details and book your place.

  • Virtual Summer Dinner

    Friday, 17th July 2020 at 7:30pm, Friday, 17th July 2020 at 10:30pm
    Location: In the Ether or Your Back Garden

    Hi Folks,

    So we can't yet physically meet up for a summer dinner as a club. But we can hold a virtual dinner.

    So the plan of the dinner is as follows.

    We have 3 courses; Starter, Mains and Dessert

    We will have 3 cusine types; Meat, Vegetarian and Vegan.

    We will conduct the Virtual Summer Dinner by Zoom. We start each course at a pre-set time with a short quiz/fun event 5-10 minutes then it is down to eating, chatting and drinking. We will send an outline menu, with some suggested recipies: Don't worry we won't make it too complicated.

    Depending on the weather we could be outside or inside. Outside would be great if the weather is OK, but we appreciate everyone may not have a garden etc. If you want to meet up in groups please do obey the current rules/guidance that are in force in your location for numbers (and remember you will probably have to use the inside facilities!) on the day of the summer dinner. Sorry for folks living in the Leciester City area, but I guess the re-imposed restrictions could still be in place - C'est La Vie I'm afraid.

    Dress will be come as you like, but some of us will be dressing up.

    I will send out more details at the weekend, but do sign yourself up. It should be fun.

    Please do book off Friday 17th July in your diaries.


    Andy Railton

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  • Summer meal - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 18th July 2020 at TBD
    Location: Forest of dean

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

  • Alpine Trip - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 1st August 2020 at 12pm - 12pm Saturday, 8th August
    Location: Austria

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

  • Bank holiday North Lakes Meet - CANCELLED

    Friday, 28th August 2020 at 12pm - 5pm Monday, 31st August
    Location: Bowderstone Bunkhouse

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    This August bank holiday we are visiting the Lake District for some wonderful adventures. 

    The Bowderstone hut is in the heart of the lakes and is nicely secluded with a 1 mile walk to a pub/tea room. Parking is very short walk away.
    Its really well priced, £25 for the 3 nights.
    The Bunkhouse is heated by 2 wood-burning stoves and is dog-friendly! Hot water is provided by electric heaters and it has a simply equipped kitchen (with two x 2-ring electric hobs, fridge, microwave, a selection of pans and basic cutlery and crockery), accessible shower-room (+ extra WC) and communal area. Linen and mattresses are not provided – we suggest bringing sleeping bags and camping-type self-inflating mattresses. 

    There is so much to do there is not nearly enough time.

    The places usually sell out fairly quickly so I recommend booking places promptly. To book a place at the Hut you need to purchase a ticket

    For further details please contact Michael Jones meetsec@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk

  • Lake District Family Meet - CANCELLED

    Friday, 11th September 2020 (all day)
    Location: YMC hut, Coniston

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

  • Lundy trip - CANCELLED

    Saturday, 12th September 2020 at 10am - 8pm Saturday, 19th September
    Location: Lundy

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    For those looking for something a little different, Lundy has a lot to offer, with a broad range of grades, countless classics, and a wild and remote feel. The journey across in the MS Oldenburgh is unforgettable and only adds to the 'island experience', which really is quite unlike anything on the mainland.

    Camping is available very cheaply or for those looking for something a little more comfortable then there is self catering options.


    Time table for travel can be found here https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/globalassets/1-aa-new-responsive-site-images/website/lundy/timetables/stayers-lundy-timetable-2020.pdf


    Period Returns 2020: 

    Sailing Tickets
    Adults £74
    Children £38 (4-15)
    Infants £16 under 4's  

    More details to follow


  • Club Hut Weekend - CANCELLED

    Friday, 18th September 2020 at 5pm - 8pm Sunday, 20th September
    Location: Dinorwic Mill Cottage, Tai Felin, Brynrefail, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    This trip has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. 

    Join us the 
    club hut for another weekend of adventure with your fellow club members. Whether it's Climbing, Scrambling, Cycling or Walking there's so much choice to make the most of the good weather. 

    You'll need to bring your own food and drink for the weekend. As with any visit to the club hut please be sure to read our helpful guide to staying at the hut.

    Make sure you book your place ASAP by contacting Dave Toach (07703 121591)!

  • Annual dinner and slideshow - PROVISIONAL

    Saturday, 14th November 2020 at 5pm
    Location: To be revealed (Leicester area)

    This event taking place is provisional upon the situation with COVID-19 being resolved.

    The social event of the year is of course the Bowline Climbing Club annual dinner and slideshow.
    The venue for this year is yet to be revealed but get the date in your diary now and we'll send out invites with all the details nearer the time. We expect to kickoff with drinks from 5pm, with food being served around 7pm.

    If you'd like to share some pictures and do a little talk about your adventures that would be great. We hope to have time to fit everyone, to help us plan the slideshow so please let us know when you book if you'd like do a slot and we'll contact you to make arrangements.

    We'll also be doing showing a photo reel whilst we eat dinner so if you don't fancy talking but have some interesting pictures to share then please send these to Andy Potter - thechairman@bowlineclimbingclub.co.uk.

  • Chairman's walk and meal - PROVISIONAL

    Sunday, 6th December 2020 at 10am
    Location: To be revealed

    This event taking place is provisional upon the situation with COVID-19 being resolved.

    The location of this year's Chairman's walk and meal is being kept underwraps until nearer the time as is traditional. But you can save the date in your diary now so you can be sure to join us. All will be revealed when bookings open in the autumn.

To find out more about the Leicester area based
Bowline Climbing Club 
please contact our chairman.

The Bowline Climbing Club Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.

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