Every walker and hiker knows that no matter how physically fit they are, if the boot doesn’t fit they’ll end up with the discomfort of soggy socks, and the pain of squelchy blisters, sore toes and even an ankle strain. Continue reading “These boots were made for walking”
Anyone remember when camping and cycling were like this? When a club has a history as long as the Camping and Caravanning Club, and the Mountain Activity Section within that, chances are you won’t.
But some things never change: views of the hills, a great sunset, bicycles propped up all around, and some good old campsite nourishment. Though, fancy a different kind of cycling outfit, anyone? And maybe the camping accommodation has become a little more complicated (or convenient).
Most of our archives come from after the Club’s establishment in 1901 but we do have some copies of ‘Cycle & Camp’ written by our founder T.H. Holding and published in 1898 pic.twitter.com/8nMWtXZYFJ
At MAS Northern, we organise camping meets from spring through autumn in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. Sometimes you’ll find us in northern Wales and Scotland too. Invigorating, inspiring, fresh. Great outdoors activity heaven.
Our meets are usually held in green fields with a beautiful countryside view. These sites offer basic facilities: fresh water, and disposal for chemical toilet and grey waste. Your own sanitation is almost always necessary. Occasionally (but not often), our sites will have limited electric hook-up, toilets or showers.
We welcome caravans, motorhomes/campervans, trailer tents and tents.
We offer some of the most inexpensive camping available and you’re guaranteed a friendly welcome. All members of the Camping and Caravanning Club are welcome to attend our Mountain Activity Section meets (please bring your membership cards).
Muddy boots are always welcome at our meets. So pack those bags, boot up, tie those laces, check that map….let’s go!
The locations we camp in are walking, hiking and cycling heaven. They offer terrains suitable for various fitness levels, from flat riverside paths, to the odd scramble up and down some of England’s highest mountain peaks. Some of our members run mountain marathons. Some of them don’t. Some of them cycle 44 miles to buy some cheese. Some of them just like to eat it.
We try to offer group walks at most of our meets. These are led by volunteer members and group walks are dependent on their availability (and their mood about the weather and how good lunch might have been!). Our walks range from about 4 – 10 miles.
We love camping, walking and cycling in the most beautiful parts of Northern England, from the mountains and dales to moorlands and invigorating coastlines.
We’re the Northern Area of The Mountain Activity Section (MAS), the oldest special interest section of The Camping and Caravanning Club. First established in 1932, we’re a volunteer organisation run by members of the Club. We host 3 – 5 day meets with a special interest in walking and cycling.
We offer some of the most inexpensive and basic camping available and you’re guaranteed a friendly welcome. All members of the Camping and Caravanning Club are welcome to attend our meets (please bring your membership cards).