What we're about
This is a group for anyone interested in Hillwalking, Mountain-Biking, Skiing, Scrambling, Climbing, Multi-media Talks, Socialising, Day Walks and Evening Pub Walks.
Since 1980, HMC has been helping everyone who enjoys walking, climbing and other mountain activities to get outside with other like-minded people, find new places to explore, and experience some magical moments. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned walker or climber, we can provide the support you need to get the most out of the great outdoors. From our daytrips to our monthly meets and our range of other activities, there are plenty of ways to start and join in.
We are an active and friendly club of around 60 members, based at The Plough Inn, Hinckley, Leicestershire. We offer a warm welcome to walkers, climbers and mountaineers of all abilities, who share our enthusiasm for the outdoors.
So if you love the great outdoors and enjoy meeting people, why not give us a try? You’re welcome to join us on any of our activities to see whether HMC is for you. Then, once you’ve experienced the views, the fun and the exhilaration, it’s just a case of becoming a member. (£22 annually).
There are many walkers in the club, enjoying anything from a gentle stroll to the more challenging long distance footpaths. We’re often in the Peak District with our frequent day walks, and travelling further afield to Snowdonia, the Lake District and the “Munro baggers paradise” of Scotland on our monthly meets.
Once you’ve explored some of Britain's finest landscapes you might want to join us on our annual alpine trip - this year (2018) we’re off the Italian Dolomites.
Members, especially novices, should be aware that other members, regardless of experience, and including those perceived as "in charge" are not qualified, do not need to be qualified, are not regarded by the club nor regarded by themselves as "technical experts", but are amateur climbers/walkers/bikers with some experience who are happy to impart their knowledge.
And - unlike some meetup sites that are a front for businesses - we are a genuine club run by the members, for the members, and not for profit. We are are not a dating site.
ALL of our walks are free. ALL of our trips are charged at cost only.
Our website is http://www.hinckleymc.org and we're also on Facebook http://facebook.com/groups/hinckleymc
and this where most of our communicating is done.
NOTE: Non of the HMC membership subscribe to this site, so attendees shown on this Meetup site can never reflect participation in our events.