BMC Clubs

All the essential BMC clubs information and advice for you.

Are you a club member, on a club committee or thinking about joining a club? Whether you're new to the club game or a seasoned clubber, we've got essential clubs information and advice for you.

Find A Club

There are hundreds of climbing, walking and mountaineering clubs around England and Wales you can join. Here's our list of BMC-affiliated clubs.


BMC University Clubs

Here's all you need to know about being in a BMC-affiliated University mountaineering, climbing or walking club.


Training courses for club committee members and activity deliverers

These, free to attend, 'Training Days' are aimed at committee members and officers of BMC-affiliated clubs and will provide lots of information to help you in your role.



If you're currently a member of a BMC affiliated climbing club, you can help support the work of the BMC by upgrading to full Individual membership at a reduced rate.

For the additional cost of upgrading, you can gain access to the full range of Individual Membership benefits on payment of this additional premium. Benefits include:

  • 4 full issues of the Summit magazine
  • £10,000 Personal Accident Insurance
  • Access to a full range of individual member benefits

By becoming a full Individual Member you will also be making a financial contribution to the BMC's vital access, conservation, mountain safety and technical investigation work. You will also be supporting work in representing the needs of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to the government.

Upgrade online now

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BMC members who are members of more than one BMC affiliated club can reclaim their multiple membership payments.

Additionally, all club secretaries of BMC affiliated clubs have been sent information about how their members can claim multiple membership refunds and have been asked to encourage their members to do this.

Club members claiming multiple membership refunds can ask for the refund to be paid to themselves or to the club. The refund can also be used to upgrade from Club Membership to full Individual Membership.

Just download the refund form, complete it and return it to the BMC:

DOWNLOAD: Multiple Club Membership Refund Form

Please note:  if you have claimed back your multiple fees previously, there is no need to make a subsequent claim. We will check your data and provided all your clubs have paid your subscription to the BMC for the current year we will send you an automatic refund after 30 June every year.

For more information contact the BMC office on 0161 445 6111 or email

For many people the main benefit is simply supporting the BMC. For others, particularly committee members, it is having the security of the BMC Combined Liability Policy. For all other benefits, and details about how to affiliate, click here

Definitely not. BMC clubs have always operated with more experienced members providing guidance to those less experienced. Some clubs do organise meet days for novices to provide concentrated training, whereas in other clubs this sharing of guidance happens on a more ad-hoc basis.

Check out this article for more information

The BMC Combined Liability insurance is designed to support more experienced members of clubs passing on the benefits of their knowledge and experience to novice or less experienced club members. It covers members when undertaking the “normal club activities” of hill walking, climbing and mountaineering.

For example this would cover a club member walking in the Lakes and helping other club members with their map reading. It would also cover club members leading a novice training meet.
The cover does not extend to situations where payment is received, as that would be viewed as acting as a professional.

Check out the BMC Clubs Insurance Guidelines for more information.

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