The Gwydyr Mountain Club is for people who like outside activities, principally in the mountains. These activities include mountain walking, scrambling, rock climbing and snow and ice climbing when available. Members also go mountain biking and coast walking.
We are a Wirral based club, despite the Welsh name, and our formal Club meetings are held in Birkenhead at Gallaghers Traditional Pub (see map). The Club owns a hut in Capel Curig (close to the Gwydyr forest) and also a self-catering cottage. Members pay an annual membership fee, which includes use of the club hut and discounts on bookings for our cottage as well as discounts for local mountaineering shops.
A meets program is compiled annually from members’ suggestions and covers the main hill and mountain areas of the UK and Ireland. The program is a mixture of day, weekend and longer visits, usually using shared private transport and based on either self-catering (often other club's huts) accommodation or camping. There are the regular meets at Capel Curig based on the Club hut and there are sometimes trips to the Alps and further afield.
In addition to our mountain activities, there is a strong social element
If you would like further information about our Club, or are interested in joining us on one of our meets to see if this would be for you, please contact our Membership Secretary (Paul Sinclair), giving some idea of your interests, and Paul will be in touch with you. Alternatively just come down to Gallaghers any Tuesday and introduce yourself.
For more information about the Gwydyr Mountain Club and how to join our Wirral\Liverpool based mountaineering club we have put together a Frequently Asked Questions section (in .pdf format).