Welcome to The Rucksack Club

Founded in Manchester in 1902, our club has 550 members who enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including climbing, walking, mountaineering, biking and running.  With a membership spread across Britain (from Cornwall to Sutherland) we are very much a national club although traditionally members have lived around Manchester and the Peak and this is reflected in our weekday Meets programme. We also have a strong Merseyside contingent. 

The Club has an active Meets programme with walking and climbing Meets to suit all tastes every Wednesday, most frequently in the Peak District. Weekend Meets make the most of our three mountain huts based in central Snowdonia (Nant Peris), the southern Lakes (Duddon Valley) and Glencoe (overlooking Loch Linnhe).  We also travel further afield with regular Alpine trips and a winter sun-rock Meet firmly on the Meets calendar. 

Friendship has always been at the heart of the club and our social events cater for all ages.  We very much welcome new members, whether experienced or relative newcomers to our core activities, so explore our website, get in touch and join us “getting out there”…   Why not become an Associate Member, which provides the benefit of BMC membership (and importantly its third party liability insurance) as well as offering a chance to get to know us better?   Simply contact the Associate Members’ Secretary at join@rucksackclub.org or more information about membership (including a downloadable form) is available on our website here.

The Club is an active participant in the BMC #FindYourAdventure initiative and we encourage you to find out more about the Club and it’s activities by browsing our website, alternatively, you can always contact us via our online form.

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