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Route: Burbage Edge, Longshaw Estate, Higgar Tor Meet at: Burbage Bridge car park on the Ringinglow Road, overlooking Burbage North crag. Postcode S32 1BR, OS map reference SK264826. As an environmentally conscious group, we actively encourage car sharing. Further details of car sharing arrangements from Sheffield and elsewhere will appear in the comments section nearer the time. This pleasant circular hike takes in the contrasting landscapes of wild windswept crags and a lush green wooded valley. As an added bonus there are endless possibilities for bouldering along way so you might want to bring your climbing shoes as well as your walking boots! The full day will include a hike along the entire length of Burbage Edge (North and South) with bouldering opportunities everywhere, then across the A6187 and into the highly picturesque Longshaw Estate, through the woods and meadow to Longshaw Pond and on through Granby Wood then along the banks of Burbage Brook, and back over the A6187 and across Hathersage Moor to the historic Iron Age hill fort at Carl’s Wark and then the spectacular gritstone outcrop of Higgar Tor with plenty more bouldering possibilities before returning to the car park via the Burbage North Boulders. Difficulty: There are no technical difficulties on the hike. If you choose to do some bouldering along the way you can more or less make it as easy or as hard as you want. Experience Required: No previous experience required, all you need is a reasonable level of fitness, sense of adventure and preparation for any weather. Duration: Approx. 9 km with height gain of approx. 300 metres. Estimated time 4 to 5 hours. Ordnance Survey Maps: OS 110 Sheffield and Huddersfield, OS 119 Buxton and Matlock 1:50 000 Scale. As always, if any of the participants in this meet want to contribute £1.00 towards our Meet Up web hosting costs that will be great.
We will be meeting at the first Peddler Market of 2019 at 16:00 on Saturday 2 Feb for food, drink, music. Peddlers hosts a community of traders, makers, chefs, DJs, artists, designers, musicians, bakers & brewers at 92 Burton Street, Sheffield. Worth checking out if you've never been https://peddlermarket.co.uk (Wrap up warm as some stalls / entertainment are outside in the courtyard) Hope to see you there :-)
Route: Torside Clough Meet at: Torside Reservoir car park on the B6105 just off the A628 Woodhead Pass road. OS map reference SK068983. As an environmentally conscious group, we actively encourage car sharing. Further details of car sharing arrangements from Sheffield and elsewhere will appear in the comments section nearer the time. Torside Clough is a long and entertaining scramble leading all the way from the valley floor to the Bleaklow summit plateau. The scrambling is easy enough for the most part but raised water levels and/or winter conditions can certainly add a bit of interest at this time of year. There is also a very pleasant finish up a stepped slab. The full day will include a short walk in along the Longenden Trail, a long pleasant easy Grade 1 scrambling ascent of Torside Clough and a hike to Bleaklow Head before returning via the Pennine Way, Clough Edge the Longenden Trail. Some photos of our previous outing to Torside and Bleaklow can be seen here: https://www.meetup.com/Sheffield-Mountaineering-Rock-Climbing-Meet/photos/29154648/#[masked] Difficulty: Grade 1 Scrambling (suitable for beginners). For more information on scrambling grades see: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/understanding-scrambling-grades Experience Required: Some hiking/hillwalking experience would be beneficial along with a sense of adventure and preparation for any weather. Duration: Approx. 12 km with total height gain (from car park to Bleaklow summit plateau) of approx. 400 metres. Estimated time 5 to 6 hours. Ordnance Survey Map: OS 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield Landranger 1:50 000 Scale. Guidebook: Scrambles in the Dark Peak published by Cicerone Press. As always, if any of the participants in this meet want to contribute £1.00 towards our Meet Up web hosting costs that will be great.
Ogwen Valley ***IMPORTANT***This trip is open to everyone but you must bring an ice axe. Crampons and compatible boots could also be beneficial depending on snow conditions. An axe is essential. You don’t need anything fancy. Something like this would be ideal: https://www.climbers-shop.com/10903305/products/grivel-helix-ice-axe.aspx Meet at: Tryfan car park on the A5 just West of Tryfan and Milestone Buttress and on the same side of the road. OS map reference SH663603. As an environmentally conscious group, we actively encourage car sharing. Further details of car sharing arrangements from Sheffield and elsewhere will appear in the comments section nearer the time. This trip is intended as an introduction to winter climbing for people who have done some scrambling and/or rock climbing and want to experience a new aspect of mountaineering. The focus of the weekend will be on classic easy mountain scrambles in winter conditions. I will be teaching winter skills and we will be looking at doing routes such as Tryfan North Ridge, Y Gribin Ridge, Seniors Ridge and possibly Bristly Ridge. Photos of some of our previous trips to the Ogwen Valley can be seen here: https://www.meetup.com/Sheffield-Mountaineering-Rock-Climbing-Meet/photos/29131994/ https://www.meetup.com/Sheffield-Mountaineering-Rock-Climbing-Meet/photos/28859001/ Difficulty: Mostly Grade I winter climbing (suitable for beginner/novice winter climbers), possibly little bits of Grade II. For more information on winter climbing grades see: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/winter-climbing-grades Experience Required: ***No previous winter climbing experience required however some previous rock climbing/scrambling/mountaineering experience is essential*** Ordnance Survey Map: OS 115 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa 1:50,000 scale. Guidebooks: Scrambles in Snowdonia published by Cicerone Press, Scrambles & Easy Climbs in Snowdonia published by Grey Stone Books. Accommodation: We will be staying at Gwern Gof Isaf campsite where you will have the option of sleeping in the very comfortable and well equipped bunkhouse or camping: It is best to book in advance for the bunkhouse. More details here: https://gwerngofisaf.co.uk/ ***If you want to come on this trip but don’t fancy the bunkhouse or camping, feel free to arrange your own accommodation in the area*** As always, if any of the participants in this meet want to contribute £1.00 towards our Meet Up web hosting costs that will be great.