The Gwydyr Mountain Club is for people who like outside activities, principally in the mountains. These activities include mountain walking, scrambling, rock climbing both indoors and outdoors, 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, but we aso have members from Liverpool and other parts of the country. 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 at local outdoor shops and indoor climbing centres.

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 to the Club. The Club meets at Gallaghers Traditional Pub for a social meet from about 8pm on Tuesday evenings, and once a month there is a more formal meet at Gallaghers (the Membership Secretary can advise you of the dates). Our monthly club weekends at our hut in Capel Curig are also a good way to meet people with similar interests, and there is always a great atmosphere if you do not object to a bit of banter with your friends. Prospective female members are very welcome, as we have a good number of women members, who would be happy to reassure you that this is a good club for both sexes.

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 (Margaret Blakeborough), giving some idea of your interests, and Margaret will be in touch with you.

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).

Walking in the Lake District
Winter skills course at Fort William
Rock climbing at Rhoscolyn