Manchester Sports

Climbing, Mountaineering & Hill Walking

Clubs and
Associations including trails and footpaths, walking & orienteering
in Greater Manchester and the NorthWest



21 Babylon Lane, Anderton, near Chorley, Lancashire PR6 9NR. Tel: 01257-474467.

Email: Web:

Waterfall Climbing with Adventure 21
Waterfall Climb on
Stikkle Gill. Photo © 2006 Adventure 21

Outdoor Adventure Activities provider for stag and hen parties, management
training, corperate groups, youth and school groups and birthday parties.
We offer –
kayaking, open canoeing, climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, orienteering,
gorge scrambling, raft building, riffle shooting, archery, Tyrolean
traversing, hill walking, sailing, caving. We also arrange accommodation,camping
and wilderness camping expeditions. AALA Licensed (Adventure Activities
Licensing Authority).

Afloat &
Ashore Limited

Tel: 0161-763 9595. Email: Web:
Outdoor activities for Schools, Colleges, Youth groups, Families,
Friends, Hen/Stag Parties, Corporate groups, Individuals, Scouts,
Guides, Charities, Fund-raising, Birthday Parties and Special Needs.
Activities include Abseiling, Archery, Climbing, Orienteering, Team
building / Problem solving exercises, Raft building, Open/Canadian
Canoeing, Gorge walking and
Tyrolean traverse. AALA License (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority)
for climbing and watersports.

British Mountaineering

177-179 Burton Road, Manchester M20 2BB. Tel: 0870 010 4878. Fax:
0161-445 4500.
Email: Website:
Membership comes with a wide range of benefits, and helps support
climbing, hillwalking, and mountaineering in the UK. The BMC’s access
work helps to ensure the continued freedom to visit crags, sea cliffs
and mountain areas on public and private land throughout the UK.

Chester Mountaineering

Contact: Mr R Gibson, 1 Newton Cottage, Newton Lane, Chester CH3 9AX.


Climb North

Providing up-to-date details on access to climbing areas.

Clitheroe Mountaineering

Contact: Mr N Millward, Chestnut Cottage , Grindleton, Lancashire
BB7 4QT.

David Matthews
Outdoor Pursuit Courses

Rowland Caf�, Nether Booth, Edale, Derbyshire. Tel: 01433-670302.
Contact: Joe Hardy.
Multi-activity holidays and breaks for various age groups, 12-15 years,
16+ years, 30+ years, and family groups. Also weekend courses in climbing,
caving, canoeing, hill-walking, orienteering, map-reading and navigation
skills, and mountain biking. Open all year round. Rates from about
�80 including full serviced accommodation.

First Ascent

Far Cottage, Church Street, Longnor Near Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0PE.

Tel: 01298-83545. Fax: 01298-83897.
First Ascent Activity Holidays teach, encourage, support and develop
learners in hill and mountain crafts. Specialists in beginners, adults,
women’s courses and improvers. Claims 90% occupancy and 65% re-bookings.
Telephone for a brochure.

Fylde Mountaineering

Contact: Mr M Penn, 7 Ribble Avenue, Freckleton PR4 1RU. Website:

Greater Manchester
Outdoor Activity Initiative

Tel: 0161-448 1093.

Haigh Hall

Quarry Haigh Hall Country Park, Wigan. Tel: 01942-832895.


Tel: 0161-445 3856.

Mountaineering Club

Contact: T Hawkes, 126 Bent Lanes, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 8NY.

Tel: 0161-747 4951. Email: Website:

A club of 200 members, active most weekends. Activities include rock
climbing, hill walking, mountain biking and ski mountaineering. We
have huts in the Lake District, Scotland and Wales. We welcome new
members and meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Lord Nelson,
Clayton Brook, Chorley.

Rock Guidebook

An online version of the British Mountaineering Council climbing guidebook
to Lancashire & the North West on their website at:

Lancaster University
Mountaineering Club

Contact: Mr M Harris, Students Union, Slaidburn House, Lancaster University,
Lancaster LA1 4YT.

Long Distance
Walkers Association

Members Secretary (347) 117 Higher Lane, Rainford,
— St Helens Merseyside WA11 8BQ. Tel: 01744-882638.
— East Lancashire Group, Secretary 18 Hillstone Close, Greenmount,
Bury. Tel: 01204-883981.
— South Manchester Secretary 14 Westbury Drive, Marple, Stockport
SK6 6EG. Tel: 0161-427 8194.

Mad Walkers
20s-30s Walking & Hiking Group

We’re the Manchester and District 20s-30s walking and hiking group.
part of the National Ramblers Association. We have a wide range of
and weekends away generally throughout the northwest.
Website: Email:

Metropolitan Mountaineering

Contact: David Browne, MMSU, 99 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7EL.

Manchester University Mountain Club
Contact: Ms N Atkin, Manchester University A.U, 333 Oxford Road ,
Manchester M13 9PG.

Club of Bury

66 Hayfield Road, Salford M6 8QA

Oldham Climbing

Oldham Sports Centre, Lord Street, Oldham. Tel: 0161-911 4090.

Outward Bound
, The
Tel: 01768-486347.

Oldham Mountaineering

1 Brooklawn Drive, Prestwich, Manchester M25 5GS.

Peak Activities

Managing Director: Dr Iain Jennings, Hathersage, Derbyshire S32 1DD.
Tel 01433-650345. Website: Email:
Provider of utdoor activities for people visiting the Peak District
and Lake including abseiling, caving, climbing, led-walking, potholing,
sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, orienteering, treasure hunts and many
more outdoor activities – all suitable for groups of people or for
individuals. Fully AALA licensed to operate with under 18s as well
as with adults.

Preston Mountaineering

Contact: Mr M I Pringle, 4 Kem Mill Lane, Whittle le Woods, Chorley,
Lancashire PR6 7DZ.
Tel: 01772-703561 Email: Website:

Ramblers Trafford

Run a programme of walks to suit all abilities and interests, countryside
and city. We lead walks within a 50 mile radius of Manchester and
organise walking breaks.
Full details on website:

Rochdale Ramblers
Association Group

Tel: 01706-42376 for information about joining the Group and for forthcoming

Rope Race
Marple, Stockport. Tel: 0161-426 0226. Indoor climbing wall.

Salford University
Mountaineering Society

Contact: Mr C Bower, 62 Nevis Grove, Bolton BL1 6RP.
Tel: 01204-591940. Website:

St Helens Mountaineering

Contact: Mrs S Noyce, 36 Serpentine Road, Wallasey CH44 0AX. Tel:
0151-637 2120.
Email: Website:
The Club has about 80 members of large mountaineering diversity. The
meets’ list therefore includes, climbing and fell walking trips throughout
the UK, high mountain climbing in all areas of the world, evening
climbing at indoor walls (winter) and local crags and quarries (summer),
Sunday rambles (Winter) and slide shows. There are two beginners’
meets for rock climbing per year. Hut in the Lake District available
for use by climbers at any time.

Stuart Igoe

Alternative Adventure & Outdoor Activities Service
Seddons Farm House, Newton Drive, Bury BL8 2EG. Bookings & Enquiries:
Tel: 0161-764 3612.
Full, half day and evening sessions for groups and individuals. National
Award Schemes. Outdoor education courses for schools and organisations,
Special Needs, Company Multi-Activity Days and Weekends. Specialisms
include Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Teamwork Exercises, Orienteering,
Kayak Canoeing, Caving, Adventure Days, Map & Compass Reading Skills.

Summiteks Limited

14 Yewdale Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8DU.
Tel: Equipment Sales: 015394-41822. Tel: Activity / Hire: 015394-41212.
Fax: 015394-41055.
Mountaineering, watersports, mountain-biking, Canoeing, Windsurfing,
Gorge Scrambling, etc. Residential courses throughout the year. Special
winter mountain courses. All equipment may be hired on site.

UMIST Climbing

Contact: Ms J Brownhill, The University of Manchester, William Kay
333 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG. Website:

of Central Lancashire Mountaineering Club

Contact: Secretary, Univ of Central Lancashire Students Union Building,

Fylde Road, Preston PR1 2TQ.

of Manchester Hiking Club

Contact: Mr M Eccles, 30 Windsor Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19
2EB. Tel: 07709 679 123.


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