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Black Sail Hut 1 - 3 September Balance Due

Hello everyone. Although we are still quite a few months away from this weekend we need to pay the balance for hiring the Hut lock stock a…

Started by Andy Ashton

0 Feb 5, 2017

Re MOB Winter hut weekend

Dear All, Jim has dropped out from the Mill Cottage hut weekend so we have a spare place. If you're interested, or know anyone else who is,…

Started by Ian Brewster

2 Jan 25, 2017
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Photo Competition Winners

Dear All, I've loaded the winning picture and runners up from yesterday evening's annual MOB photo competition, onto the Photos page, so yo…

Started by Ian Brewster

0 Jan 5, 2017

Merry Christmas all

Started by MIKE SLATER

1 Dec 31, 2016

Free OS Landranger maps online

After doing some footpath access research I have come across this website with allows you to print out sections of landranger OS maps and a…

Started by Derek Kenyon

3 Nov 29, 2016
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Christmas Curry Night

Just to remind you all - Christmas Curry Night is booked for Saturday Jan 21st at Jewel in the Crown and places are filling up fast !

Started by MIKE SLATER

0 Nov 11, 2016

Holcombe Duathlon Free Place Available 18th Sept

This race is on Sunday 18th of September starting at 9am from the Hare and Hounds. It's a 27km road bike ride wedged between two 8km fell r…

Started by Nigel Blandford

0 Sep 8, 2016

MOB Facebook page Following discussion at the last White Lion meeti…

Started by Cath Skinner

0 Jul 18, 2016

YHA Card

Just to let you know that I have renewed the YHA card for another year.  This is a group card under the name of Mountaineering club of Bury…

Started by Derek Kenyon

0 Jun 18, 2016

Old racing bike frame wanted

I know it's a long shot but.... Does anyone have or knows someone that has an old Renolds 531 racing bike frame pre 1985. I want to build a…

Started by Nigel Blandford

2 May 4, 2016
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A Rite of passage

It was the Friday night of our February winter meet . We were the first to arrive at the Alex McIntyre hut near North Ballachulish and had ventured out in search of somewhere to eat . As we doubled back from a wrong turn in search of the Loch  Leven Hotel  John B took a call from Andy A suggesting the forecast for the following day favoured doing the  Aonach Eogach ridge. The conversation continued and the next thing I knew we were committed !

The following day we rose at…


Posted by MIKE SLATER on February 24, 2018 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Man Versus Horsepower

Man verses Horse

Saturday night a post came through via Whatsapp about a Mob MTB ride on following morning buthe forecast was for a winter front to push through turning to rain later did nothing not the most inspiring. Awoke 6.30 and peered out of the window expecting the worst but it wasn't that bad so by 7am l was up and breakfasting but still unsure whether to join the boys. Having Ridden up past Tottington to Holcombe for 9am there was no sign of anyone so a quick check of the phone…


Posted by Derek Kenyon on January 24, 2018 at 17:16 — 1 Comment

6 Men and a Bothy

The day and date Friday 19th January 2018.

Destination Greg's Hut on the side of Cross Fell.

The team Mark Davies, Ian Brewster, Mike Slater, Jon Waring, John (Johan) Brandon and Dave Owen.

Myself, Ian and Dave boarded the Black Stallion and headed North. Jon, Johan ( Only called this because Jon thought it would reduce any confusion in general conversation) and Mike headed for the nearest Mini-market to buy whatever they bought and then headed North.

Snow fell as we…


Posted by Mark Davies on January 23, 2018 at 15:55 — 4 Comments

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