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Swaledale Outdoor Club Leaflet


Swaledale Outdoor Club Leaflet

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									   Swaledale Outdoor                                                                                                    ALEDA
                                                    Swaledale Outdoor


         Club                                                                                     Swaledale
                                                          Club                                    Outdoor
     an overview


                                                                                                  Club                    OOR C
The club is based in Richmond, North York-
                                                 If you have any further queries please contact
shire encouraging and providing facilities for
                                                                  the club at:
outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales and
further afield.
                                                           Swaledale Outdoor Club
                                                               17 New Road
The membership is mainly from the North
Yorkshire / South Durham / Teesside area, but
                                                              North Yorkshire
there are also members throughout the UK
                                                                 DL10 4QS
and around the world.

Club activities consist of Canoeing, Caving,     Alternatively visit our website and send us an
Climbing, Mountain Biking, Orienteering,
Road Cycling and Walking. In all activities
standards range from novice to expert; begin-
ners are especially welcome. New outdoor         Web Site: http:/
activities will be promoted and supported by
the club wherever possible.

                                                                                                        Mountain Biking
                                                                                                         Road Cycling

                                                                                                      An Outdoor Activities
                                                                                                      Club for ALL Abilities
Canoeing                                              Climbing                                                                   Skiing
                                                      The climbing section practice
SOC Canoeists (both
                                                      all forms of all rock and ice                                              Club members participate both
kayak and open boat
                                                      climbing.                                                                  downhill and cross country ski-
paddlers) enjoy touring
                                                      SOC welcomes novice and                                                    ing at home, when
rivers, white water, sea
                                                      experienced climbers alike.                                                conditions allow, and abroad.
paddling and surfing.
                                                      We climb regularly in the Lake District, North          SOC is associated with the Harwood Ski Federa-
All standards are catered for, from beginners to
                                                      East, Peak District, Wales, Scotland and abroad.        tion who operate a downhill slope inTeesdale.
 white water junkies; from placid lakes to turbu-
                                                      SOC has a long standing relationship with Rock
lent tide races.
                                                      Antics climbing wall in Newton Aycliffe where           Walking
River trips are organised throughout the North of
                                                      we have our Wednesday evening meets during the
England and at times in Scotland, Wales and
abroad. Sea trips range from days on the North Sea    winter months.                                          From the wild North Yorkshire
Coast and North Wales to multiday trips in the West                                                           Moors and rugged coastal cliffs to
of Scotland and abroad. SOC is close to NE surf                    Mountain Biking                            the stunning Yorkshire Dales, the
beaches and the Tees Barrage Whitewater Course                                                                desolate North Pennines and the majestic Lake
- a world class facility at Stockton.                               Now a well established club section       District fells, SOC walkers don their boots and
                                                                    with a very enthusiastic group of         tramp the tracks and trails over hill and through
                                                                    riders, the mountain biking section has   dale. The programme caters for all levels from
                                                                    weekend rides to suit a variety of        easy family ambles to long demanding treks.
                                                                    expereince, fitness and skill levels.
                                                                    During the summer months we also          Orienteering
Caving                                                have local evening rides and in the winter we ve
                  SOC cavers regularly explore        started night rides for an added challenge. In ad-      Orienteering is a relatively new section where
                  the caves of the Yorkshire          dition to the fantastic local riding in the Yorkshire   anyone interested in discovering the sport s joys
                  Dales; the country s prime area     Dales and North York Moors, we regularly travel to      can attend our small, friendly SOC Come & Try
                  for caving. Visits are also made    the purpose built trails and more extreme mountain      Orienteering local events, or join in with the major
                  to the mines of Swaledale. All      scenery in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District.       club events on Sunday s around the North East
                  levels of trips are undertaken      The section welcomes both new members keen to           area, through SOC affiliation membership. We
                  from easy /beginners to some        get out and enjoy the countryside and those want-       hold score or cross country events at permanent
                  of the most challenging caves       ing to develop their mountain biking skills and         courses most months. It is
                  in the country. We also make        techniques.                                             appropriate for any ages so families are welcome.
                  weekend visits to other parts of    Road Cycling
                  the UK. and occassional                                                                     Social
longer trips abroad. Beginners are welcome and        The Yorkshire Dales and
are introduced to new aspects of caving as their      Moors are amongst the                                   The programme of outdoor activities is compli-
experience grows. This is backed up by indoor         most spectacular and                                    mented by a range of social events. In summer we
wall sessions where vertical skills, including        challenging cycling                                     hold the club camp and barbeques. In winter there
single rope techniques (SRT) can be learnt.           countryside around. Rides vary from beginners           is an annual dinner dance, folk nights and slide
                                                      jaunts to seriously arduous trips for the commited      shows. The social events bring together members
                                                      cyclist! During the long evenings of the summer         who take part in
                                                      months shorter scenic rides offer a perfect end to      different activities.
                                                      anyone s day.

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