What we're about

Thank you for joining City Mountaineering (Expeditions) - The UK's most exciting mountain hiking group - and the only group specialising in mountain adventures!

This group was setup to promote the UK as a destination for longer, expedition-style adventures. Whether that's traversing The Cairngorms National Park in Winter (dragging sleds with all the kit we need), hiking The Skye Trail, or a full traverse of Snowdonia National Park in summer.

We organise off-the-beaten track adventures suitable for all abilities!

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COVID-19 UPDATE

You have joined at the perfect time for mountain adventures. The latest Covid-19 guidance suggests that we are able to return to the mountains very soon!

Check out our diary to find out what trips are taking place over the summer (it's a packed schedule!). There is an added bonus that our small groups of just 8 people has got even smaller, to just 5 people (plus guide) to ensure social distance when travelling.

LATEST INFORMATION

I just wanted to give you an update on where we are with all things City Mountaineering…

Firstly, we have built a new website!! - check it out here: https://www.citymountaineering.com/

Secondly, I have provided an update to the situation on the website, with an explanation of what steps we are taking to keep people as safe as possible from coronavirus. You can see my letter here: https://www.citymountaineering.com/covidupdate

Thirdly, If you want to be kept informed of the most up-to-date information and find out about future trips before the masses, subscribe to our weekly newsletter here: https://citymountaineering.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=51435eb6b4f75b107fac89864&id=1748a772e9

And Finally, If you have 5 minutes and want something to take your mind off to the UK mountains, check out our latest YouTube movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZF85xZfZys&t=19s

One more thing… Are you following us on Facebook? Are you able to answer the daily quiz question as we post photos from every trip we’ve ever organised: https://www.facebook.com/CityMountaineering

That’s it for now.

The mountains will be waiting for us soon

Stuart

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ABOUT CITY MOUNTAINEERING

This is a group for anyone interested in walking, hiking, rock climbing, camping and anyone with a sense of adventure to experience the wonders of the British mountain environment in a relaxed, fun and safe manner.

Our purpose is simple: To provide access to the British mountain environment for all. Irrelevant of social, economic and cultural background and irrelevant of your mountain/hiking experience: All skill levels are welcome.

This group was started to offer more adventurous trips, with small groups, from London to all areas of the UK.

Summary of what to expect on City Mountaineering trips:

• All trips are lead by passionate, qualified and highly experienced mountaineers (Qualified Mountain Leaders and Climbing Instructors)

• All trips, unless otherwise stated, are fully inclusive of return travel, food, accommodation and guided hiking (all you have to do is turn up at the London meeting point and enjoy!)

• Small group sizes (maximum 8 people per trip), this enables:

• Best quality support

• Trip flexibility (to provide a true wilderness experience)

• Get to know your fellow mountaineers better than in larger groups

• Allow you to realise potential that you may never have thought possible

• Reduce the human impact on the natural environment

I have taken drastic steps in my personal living arrangements to ensure the price of trips as affordable as possible and a proportion of all money received for every trip is donated to (a) Wilderness conservation groups and (b) Mountain rescue teams. Formed almost entirely with volunteers, both groups rely on public donations to maintain their service, allowing us to enjoy this wonderful environment*

We look forward to exploring and sharing the Great British mountain environment with you!

Upcoming events (5)

Traverse The Lake District National Park

Euston

£100.00

A perfect introduction to multi-day hiking!

The week will involve hiking on track, through valleys and over mountain passes of The Lake District, with one night camping in the wild, under the stars and away from the crowds.

The 100km route will see you hike the entire length of The Lake District National Park!

Lead by a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader, you will be completely self-sufficient and will overnight at campsites, hostels and bunkhouses (with one night wild camping)

This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and all on the shores of our little island.

This is a great introduction to multi-day hiking, but a reasonable level of fitness is ideal. You will be hiking for 6-days in a row, mostly on tracks and - for the more remote sections - with a heavy rucksack on 2-days.

Tents, sleeping bags & mats and cooking equipment will be provided - but you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.
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Itinerary

Day 0 – Friday (from 6pm)
Meet at Euston Station and take a relaxing train journey to The Lake District. you will then be transported to your hostel accommodation for the night for a full trip briefing, kit check and readying yourself for the days ahead.

Day 1 - Saturday
A 15km hike to Coniston Water with light packs to ease in to the week-long adventure. The hike will end at a campsite, where your tents will be pitched and waiting for you. Dinner will be in a local pub.

Day 2 – Sunday
After breakfast, you will help pack away the camping kit and make your way north - a 15km hike to Langdale, through lush valleys and Beatrix Potters old house, thought to be the setting of many Peter Rabbit adventures. The hike will end at a campsite, where you will help pitch the tents before heading to a local pub for dinner.

Day 3 - Monday
This is the first day of hiking with a heavier pack. You will carry the tents and other camping kit with you in to the heart of the National Park for a night sleeping under the stars for a wonderful wild camp away from the crowds (maybe a summit camp to watch the sun set/rise - depending on the weather)

Day 4 - Tuesday
After a wild breakfast (and wild swim?) you will continue your journey north to a bunkhouse/hostel on the shores of Derwent Water. This 15km hike will take you through the beautiful valley of Borrowdale and on towards Keswick

Day 5 - Wednesday
Stopping in Keswick for lunch, you will continue north to the lesser trodden tracks below the mighty Skiddaw mountain. You will camp in the heart of the valley away from the crowds

Day 6 - Thursday
The final day of the adventure will see you reach the northern boundaries of The Lake District! You will then be transported back to your accommdation in Keswick for a well earned shower and celebration meal.

Day 7 - Friday
The morning is free for you to explore Keswick before you are transported to the train station in the early afternoon for a return back home
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Small group!! (Maximum 8-people)

This trip is suitable for everyone and no prior experience of multi-day hiking is necessary.

The small group size will enable us to enjoy the tranquility of the area whilst enabling a flexible itinerary to explore the hidden gems that The Lake District has to offer.
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Join this week-long adventure for just £645! - simply RSVP and pay the £100 deposit and we will be in contact with further details (balancing payment is due 2-months prior to departure)

Included:
- Return train travel from London
- 2-3 nights hostel accommodation
- 1-2 nights bunkhouse accommodation
- 3-4 nights camping (we provide tents and sleeping bags/mats, but you are welcome to bring your own)
- 6-days guided hiking by an experienced and qualified mountain leader
- All breakfasts/lunches when hiking
- Dinners when wild camping
- Bag transfer and logistical support in The Lake District

Excluded:
- Personal hiking kit
- Food when away from the mountain (e.g. pub dinners)

Hike The Bob Graham Round - Tough!

Euston

£100.00

The week will involve hiking on and off track, over 42 summits of The Lake District - with a total ascent of 8,800m!! - Are you tough enough!

The 120km route will see you hike a huge circuit around The Lake District National Park!Lead by a highly qualified and experienced Mountain Leader, you will be completely self-sufficient and will overnight at campsites, hostels and bunkhouses (with one night wild camping)

This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and all on the shores of our little island. This is a simply breathtaking hike, however an excellent level of fitness is a must!You will be hiking for 6-days in a row, on and off track, up and down mountains, with a heavy rucksack.

Tents, sleeping bags & mats and cooking equipment will be provided - but you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.
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Itinerary

Day 0 – Saturday (from 6pm)
You will be met at the train station and transported to your hostel accommodation, in Keswick, for the night for a full trip briefing, kit check and readying yourself for the days ahead.

Day 1 - Sunday
Departing the accommodation, you will head straight out to the hills, heading north to the first peak - Skiddaw! Continuing on to Great Calva and Blencathra, before heading down to the valley bottom and a night in a bunkhouse (pub dinner)

Day 2 – Monday
After breakfast, you will head out and begin the jounrey south, towards the plateau of Helvellyn. Summiting many peaks en route, you will reach a lake at the end of the day where you will pitch tents for a rest and wild camp under the stars.

Day 3 - Tuesday
After packing away the tents, you will now head towards the centre of The Lake District. The day will start with a short, steep ascent then most height will be maintained as you meander on towards Bow Fell, at the head of The Langdale valley. The hike will end with a summit wild camp (weather depending) as you watch the sun set for another day.

Day 4 - Wednesday
Today will see you reach the highest point in England as you summit Scafell Pike, then on to the scramble to the summit of Sca Fell and down to Langdale Head for a night in the campsite and well earned pub food!

Day 5 - Thursday
This is a tough day! - It starts by heading straight up the side of the mountain behind the pub (it is steep!) - then along the ridges, cols and peaks of the neighbouring mountains. After reaching the summit of Great Gable, with some of the best views in The Lake District, you will begin to head north again, to Honister and a night in a hostel (with a shower!)

Day 6 - Friday
The final day of the adventure will see you return to Keswick, via a few more summits, of course and the comfort of our hostel, before celebratory drinks in town.

Day 8 - Saturday (Contingency Day) this will be used as a rest day or to split some other stage in case of bad weather (or anyone in the group understandably needs a break)

Day 7 - Sunday
The morning is free fro you to explore Keswick before you are transported to the train station in the early afternoon for a return back home (expect to back at Penrith train station around 1pm)
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Small group!! (Maximum 8-people)

The small group size will enable us to enjoy the tranquility of the area whilst enabling a flexible itinerary to explore the hidden gems that The Lake District has to offer.
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Join this all inclusive week-long adventure for just £695! - simply RSVP and pay the £100 deposit and we will be in contact with further details (balancing payment is due 2-months prior to departure)

Included:
- Return train travel from London
- 3 nights hostel/bunkhouse accommodation
- 1 night campsite accommodation
- 3 nights wild camping
- 6-days guided hiking by an experienced and qualified mountain leader
- All camping kit (if required)
- All breakfasts/lunches when hiking
- Dinners when wild camping

Excluded:
- Personal hiking kit
- Food when away from the mountain (e.g. pub dinners)

Hike The Cape Wrath Trail (Stage 1)

Inverness Airport

£100.00

This is the first stage of back-to-back, 1-week trips, in total taking in the entire Cape Wrath Trail, an unofficial long-distance route from the foot of Ben Nevis, to the far north-west coast of Scotland.

You can join for 1-week, 2-weeks* or for all 3-weeks** of awesome, remote hiking!

This is a little trodden and for the most part deserted route of 350km (220 miles) amongst some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the UK.

- Week 1: 110km (easy)
- Week 2: 130km (tough)
- Week 3: 120km (moderate)

There are no waymarks for the route and many sections do not even have a path. However; the route is familiar to us and the rewards as you walk south from the most northerly point on the island are many in terms of:

• Spectacular mountain views - passing many mountain ranges that are often considered to be the best the UK has to offer (The Assynt is our particular favourite :)
• Coastal scenery - from beaches to cliff-tops in areas that are remarkable but almost unvisited
• Visiting remote communities, and;
• Superb opportunities for watching wildlife.

This route has been devised for those who prefer to get well away from the beaten track and is a trip never to be forgotten!

*10% discount for joining 2 stages - contact us by DM before signing up for the discount to be applied
**20% discount for joining all 3 stages - contact us by DM before signing up for the discount to be applied

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Join this amazing 8-day adventure for just £645 - £100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place, with the remainder payable 2-months before departure

Included in the cost:
• Guided hiking by an experienced and qualified Mountain Leader
• Transfers, travel and logistical Support from Inverness
• All food whilst hiking - excluding any pub meals throughout the hikes.
• All accommodation (tents provided for wild camping sections, hostels & B&Bs)

Not included:
• Return transport between London and Inverness
• Your personal hiking kit
• food & drink before/after the hike and on any rest days
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Basic Itinerary

Thursday (evening): collection from Inverness airport/train station, drive to our accommodation for a trip briefing, kit check and to ready ourselves for the adventure ahead

Friday (15km): Beginning just south of Fort William, we will head through Cona Glen to our first remote wild camp in the heart of the Glen.

Saturday (15km): Breaking camp we will continue our journey through the Glen towards the famous Glenfinnan viaduct (of Harry Potter fame). We will get away from the day-tripping crowds and pitch camp for our second night

Sunday (17km): we will make our way north over our first mountain pass to a remote valley and loch for our third night wild camping

Monday (15km): We will hike down the valley to the coast and around a sea loch to a beach only accessible by long hikes and by sea for our night of wild camping (and a swim in the sea?)

Tuesday (18km): Today will see us hike north, through another reomte valley then over a munro and in to the next valley for the next night of camping by the sea (or maybe a summit camp if the weather allows)

Wednesday (15km): This is a relatively easy day, as we hike along the shores of the sea loch as we head towards the region of Glenshiel

Thursday (15km): We complete the final day of this section as we hike over another munro to the beautiful region of Kintail.

We will spend a night in a hostel next to the coast for a well earned shower and delicious pub meal

Friday: For those departing, you will be transported to Inverness around midday (expect to be in Inverness for 3pm) for your return home.

For those staying on for Week-2 of the adventure, this will be a rest day, and an opportunity for you to explore the local area.

Hike The Cape Wrath Trail (Stage 2)

Inverness Airport

£100.00

This is the second stage of back-to-back, 1-week trips, in total taking in the entire Cape Wrath Trail, an unofficial long-distance route from the foot of Ben Nevis, to the far north-west coast of Scotland.

You can join for 1-week, 2-weeks* or for all 3-weeks** of awesome, remote hiking!

This is a little trodden and for the most part deserted route of 350km (220 miles) amongst some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the UK.

- Week 1: 110km (easy)
- Week 2: 130km (tough)
- Week 3: 120km (moderate)

There are no waymarks for the route and many sections do not even have a path. However; the route is familiar to us and the rewards as you walk south from the most northerly point on the island are many in terms of:

• Spectacular mountain views - passing many mountain ranges that are often considered to be the best the UK has to offer (The Assynt is our particular favourite :)
• Coastal scenery - from beaches to cliff-tops in areas that are remarkable but almost unvisited
• Visiting remote communities, and;
• Superb opportunities for watching wildlife.

This route has been devised for those who prefer to get well away from the beaten track and is a trip never to be forgotten!

*10% discount for joining 2 stages - contact us by DM before signing up for the discount to be applied
**20% discount for joining all 3 stages - contact us by DM before signing up for the discount to be applied

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Join this amazing 8-day adventure for just £645 - £100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place, with the remainder payable 2-months before departure

Included in the cost:
• Guided hiking by an experienced and qualified Mountain Leader
• Transfers, travel and logistical Support from Inverness
• All food whilst hiking - excluding any pub meals throughout the hikes.
• All accommodation (tents provided for wild camping sections, hostels & B&Bs)

Not included:
• Return transport between London and Inverness
• Your personal hiking kit
• food & drink before/after the hike and on any rest days
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Basic Itinerary

Friday (evening): collection from Inverness airport/train station, drive to our accommodation for a trip briefing, kit check and to ready ourselves for the adventure ahead.

Saturday (17km): We will begin this stage walking near Glen Affric and the site of the rare Scottish Wild Cat. We will pass huge, hidden waterfalls and remote lochs and will camp either on a mountain top, or next to a high mountain lake

Sunday (18km): Continuing on our valley hikes, we will follow the river as it meanders its way through the mountains and woodlands of Achnashellach

Monday (18km): Most of today will be along good footpaths as our journey continues north to Kinlochewe, with views of the huge Beinn Eighe and towards the impressive mountain of Slioch

Tuesday (16km): This is a relatively easy day, as we hike along the shores of loch as we head to a remote glen for the nights camp

Wednesday (18km): Passing Slioch, we will head to An Teallach and a camp at the foot of the mountain

Thursday (18km): LEaving An Teallach behind us, we head east to Inerlael Forest and Glen Douchery.

Friday (15km): We complete the final day of this section as we hike through the valley to Oykel Bridge.

We will then be transported to our accommodation for the night for a well earned shower and pub meal

Saturday: For those departing, you will be transported to Inverness around midday (expect to be in Inverness for 2pm) for your return home.

For those staying on for the final week of the adventure, you will have the morning and early afternoon to rest and explore the local area, before we continue on our journey in the evening

Past events (24)

Isle of Skye: Base Camp

Inverness Airport

£100.00

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