Peterborough Mountaineering Club was formed in 1954 by local enthusiasts and has grown to over 100 members, ranging in age from 18 to over 80. We regularly visit mountain areas of Britain, including the Peak District, Wales, the Lake District, Pembroke, Swanage, the south coast, Northumberland and the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Club activities have included walking, caving, climbing, scrambling, and many social events.

Each summer members travel to the Alps, Fontainebleau and to the sunny crags of Spain and Southern France. In recent years members have also been as far afield as Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Central Africa in search of adventure.

Social activities are held throughout the year and future events will include the Presidents summer BBQ, the ‘chilli bash’, a massive Christmas dinner at the cottage in Wales, slide shows, the awards ceremony, the quiz night and the annual dinner at which all members are obliged to enjoy themselves.

The club prides itself on being friendly and open to newcomers, supporting and encouraging members with competitions, novice weekends and training courses covering a variety of related subjects such as first aid, navigation and climbing and rescue techniques.

How to join:

Prospective members are welcome to come along to find out about the Club at first hand. The club meets at the Peterborough Climbing wall most Tuesdays throughout the year.


Benefits of membership include: use of the club cottage, affiliate membership of the BMC, discounts at various outdoor retailers, a club newsletter, access to the club library and gear store, discounted use of Peterborough Climbing Wall, access to the members area of the web site and the opportunity to meet other like minded people. Take a look here for the full list of benefits


Then contact our Membership Secretary for more information and an application form.

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