Mountaineering, rock climbing, walking, paragliding, mountain biking, road biking

The Mountaineering Club of Bury (MOB) is a small, friendly club established in 1979.
We meet the 1st Wednesday evening of every month at,
The white Lion pub
Bolton st 
Bury town center

(near the parish church)

(see EVENTS on this page for dates),
If you are interested in joining please click on this link, and leave your email address,
You are then welcome to come along to one of our club nights to join us. (or you could just come along anyway).
Please note you can only join the club at one of the meetings and not over the internet.

The events shown on this website are open to club members only.

British Mountaineering Council (BMC) participation statement:
"The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement."
(The Mountaineering Club of Bury (MOB) is affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council)

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The MOB bank account details are:-

Sort Code:08-92-99 Acc

Account No.65590717

Subs are £23.00 which includes membership to the BMC. If you make any payments to the account you must contact the treasurer Matt Fowthrop on 07585975370 or the payment will not be logged and you may miss BMC membership or any trips paid for.

MOB has got a club YHA card for use for anyone to use, officially minimum 6 persons but I have used it with less. just ask to use it. 

Deeply Vale Bouldering Topo

Ian Johnston's Kyaking blog

 Nigel Blansford's epic ride across America link

Leo Woodhead's blog



Latest Activity

John brandon commented on John brandon's event 'MOB Annual Photo Comp/ Dec meet'
"Time's running out to get your photos in for the annual photo comp. e-mail 3 prints max to ian brewster who will collate them for showing. Ian's e- mail is Cheers john."
John brandon posted photos
Graeme Lightfoot commented on Caitlin Bell's event 'Train to Tod and then walk on the pennine way.'
"I would have liked to have joined the walk, but I am not back in the area until later that week."
Nov 9
Caitlin Bell posted an event

Train to Tod and then walk on the pennine way. at Rochdale

November 25, 2017 all day
Join me on a pennine way walk past blackstone edge.Catch a train from either Smithy Bridge 0917 or Rochdale 0913, (whichever suits for parking for most), to todmordon.Walk back Via the pennine way to Smithy Bridge(hollingworth lake) roughly 11…See More
Nov 9
John brandon posted an event

MOB Annual Photo Comp/ Dec meet at White Lion pub

December 6, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
It's that time of the year again. The December meet will hold the annual photo comp. Your chance to show off the best pics form this year's adventures. The winner will get their photo enlarged and mounted in a frame. Send max of 3 digital photos to…See More
Nov 6
John brandon replied to Jim Metcalf's discussion National Map reading Week.
"Cheers Jim , good stuff on the link. John."
Nov 6
Derek Kenyon posted an event

Photos and talk on recent Utah Trip at White Lion pub

November 1, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Showing a few photos and short talk on our recent trip to Fruita and Moab last month. Sorry for the late entry on the events page.Regards Derek See More
Oct 30
John brandon commented on John brandon's event 'MOB walk December'
"Dave has added more info for this walk incl joining instructions."
Oct 28
John brandon updated an event

MOB walk December at Pendle Hill

December 10, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
Dave Dickson is organising this one. Will most likely be Pendle Hill area. More details of follow. Please contact Dave to sign up.As requested more info for web site Walk start at Barley GR 822 405) car park 9.30 for a 10 prompt start. Distance…See More
Oct 28
Jim Metcalf posted a discussion

National Map reading Week.

This may interest MoB members.…See More
Oct 17
Jim Metcalf replied to Ian Brewster's discussion Trying to contact Tony Hewittson
"Hi Ian, I saw something on Facebook that suggested he was away in Vietnam, or similar."
Oct 17


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National Map reading Week. 1 Reply

This may interest MoB members.…Continue

Started by Jim Metcalf in Sample Title. Last reply by John brandon Nov 6.

Trying to contact Tony Hewittson 1 Reply

 Dear all,I'm trying to contact Tony, in order to close the old MOB Natwest bank account. Only Mike and Tony are authorised signatories on the account, and both need to sign the form to authorise…Continue

Started by Ian Brewster in Sample Title. Last reply by Jim Metcalf Oct 17.

black sail hut 1/9/17 - 3/9/17 Some final details 3 Replies

Hello all MobstersIt's not too long now to the Black Sail Weekend. I needed to add a few details to help you.1) Catering: We are booked in for evening meals on Friday and Saturday and breakfasts on…Continue

Started by Andy Ashton in Uncategorized. Last reply by Andy Ashton Aug 29.

Need a lift on Friday 28th?

Hi everyone, is anyone travelling late to the kfellfarers hut. I finnish work at 6 in the city centre but can travel to meet people for a lift.CheersCaitlinContinue

Started by Caitlin Bell in Sample Title Jul 20.

Old mountain bike

Looking to borrow or buy an old mountain bike for next weekend for Andy's friend.  Anyone have one.  Doesn't need to be any good - not for technical riding.  Thanks, Gary.Continue

Started by Gary Walker in Sample Title Apr 22.

Mill Cottage weekend

Dear All,I think it was generally agreed that Mill Cottage was a great place to stay for the weekend. The cottage was very comfortable, and well kitted out.All 12 of our group got out in the rather…Continue

Started by Ian Brewster in Sample Title Mar 6.


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  • MOB walk December

    December 10, 2017 from 9am to 4pm – Pendle Hill

    Dave Dickson is organising this one. Will most likely be Pendle Hill area. More details of follow. Please contact Dave to sign up. As requested more info for web site Walk start at Barley GR 822

    Organized by Dave Dickson | Type: mob, walk, december

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Mob meeting minutes October

no new updates re event attendees.

Future activities being filled us fast or already full. Pls contact the organiser if interested in attending one.

Mike chambers informed us that there is an old bank account with 0.90p in it that needs closing. He will sort that out.

Photo comp will be at Dec meeting as usual. Pls send in a max of 3 photos to Ian Brewster.

Dave Dickson is planning the Dec mob walk. Looking like 10th to Pendle Hill area.

Mick is looking at March Mob… Continue

Posted by John brandon on October 5, 2017 at 17:30

MOB minutes May meeting Annual AGM

The AGM was well attended with approx 15 members.

Our current chair Cath Skinner did a quick resume of the years' events and thanked the members for their efforts and participation. Particular thanks goes to those who put events on the web site and managed them for all. We have had some great times out and about over the year together.

Thanks to Cath for her chairwoman ship over the year , she has done a great job.

A new chair and deputy were voted in with the… Continue

Posted by John brandon on May 4, 2017 at 20:30

Helping the Bury Jubilee Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Hi - does anyone feel able to respond to the appeal below?

Dave Dickson and I have been involved for a long time but I have now left the area and Dave is probably reaching his last fifty years of useful service (sorry to be so blunt, Dave).

Putting Something Back

If you are from near Bury (Lancashire) and love the outdoors, want to promote opportunities for young people to enjoy the Lakes at minimal cost, have enjoyed using the Bury…


Posted by Mike Chambers on January 23, 2017 at 11:17

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