Whether you are out to get some new gear, looking for campsites, bunkhouses or B&Bs in an area, then we may have been there before.

 

The Outcasts keeps many of its event photographs on Flickr and some of its members keep in contact through Facebook.  Details below:  

  

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Outcasts Facebook Page

The Outcast page on Facebook (requires login)

www.flickr.com

The Outcasts on Flickr! More photos of our adventures (requires login).

www.thebmc.co.uk

The Outcasts club has a club membership of British Mountaineering Council which provides basic liability insurance for the club during its many activities and also provides reduced individual membership fees for club   members.

www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

One of the best outdoor shops locally providing a range of camping, climbing and walking gear and one where your club membership card can get you a discount.

Links for some of the centres that we use are provided below:

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Calshot Activity Centre

The Calshot Activities centre has a great set of indoor climbing walls (amongst other things) and is regularly visited by the club and when the weather is not suitable to climb outside.

Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre

This Mountain Centre based in North Wales in the Snowdonia National Park provides both accommodation and a wide variety of instructor led activities for groups large and small.

Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore Lodge in the Cairngorms is the Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre for outdoor activity courses.

Black Mountain outdoor centre

The Black Mountain outdoor centre in south Wales provides for a variety of outdoor activities. Our last trip there involved having a go at White Water rafting.

Go Ape!

Climb the trees and slide across high wires, crawl through tunnels, cross rope bridges, walk the planks and zip down to the ground! Great fun!

Wilderness Scotland

Inspiring adventures in the wild places of Scotland

Most of us love to camp when the weather allows to get right out and into the great outdoors. The campsites we have visited range from the amenity rich campsites, to basic campsites that are little more than a field with couple of toilets and for the more adventurous amongst us there has even been a bit of wild camping.

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Toms Field, Isle of Purbeck

Situated just off the cliffs of the Purbeck coast near Swanage, it offers an ideal base from which to explore some fantastic coastal walks and nearly all grades of climbing. As such we have used it on numerous occasions.  The site has just about every amenity going and the only real downside is that it is extremely popular!

Gillside, Ullswater, Lake District

A good relaxed campsite with a fair range of facilities. A great location for a romp up Helvelyn with the path leading out the back of the campsite, or a gentle stroll along Ullswater lakside path. A short walk down the valley there are several pubs and a couple of small village shops for those odds 'n ends.

Chapel House Farm, Borrowdale, Lake District

A very basic site, no cars on the field and a very basic shower and toilet block. Not for those who like their amenities. However, the site more than makes up for this with a fantastic location in the heart of the Lakes, with many great walks straight from the campsite. A couple of local pubs within a short walk provide for reasonably priced food. Down the road is a local corner shop or a trip into Keswick.

Church Stile Farm, Nether Wasdale, Lake District

A bit of a prim and proper campsite with an excellent set of well-maintained facilities, combination locks on the wash blocks, a great site if you like neat tidy and quiet camping. There are two pubs nearby and easy access to excellent walking but the site not really suited to groups.

The Old Post Office, Santon Bridge, Lake District

A small campsite not far from Wast Water in the south west of the Lakes with good facilities including, washing machines, dryers and a toilet and shower block. The site runs alongside the River Irt and it is very relaxing listening to the water burbling by in the dappled shade of the trees. Barely a hop skip and jump across the bridge is the Bridge Inn, serving good bar meals and real ale.

Baysbrown Farm Campsite, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JR

Baysbrown Farm Campsite is located about 7 miles from Ambleside in the village of Chapel Stile at the entrance to the stunning Great Langdale Valley at the heart of the Lake District. The view from the campsite is spectacular and is a superb location for fell walking and climbing. The basic clean facilities include solar powered showers, toilets, a washing up room and drinking water.