- The George Starkey Hut Ltd (GSHL) is a private climbing club hut jointly managed by the ABMSAC (Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club, founded 1909) and the Alpine Club (founded 1857) for the use of our members, and run by volunteers.
Group bookings may be accepted from British Mountaineering Council (BMC) affiliated clubs and other trusted/recognised clubs or organisations, but not from individuals. (For bookings which include under 18s please see ‘safety’ page (not yet posted until ratified by directors early Feb 2018)
We have 30 beds (15 double bunks) in 3 dormitories: men (14 places), women (8); and also a Members Dorm (8) which is normally reserved for our own club members. Male/female segregation is optional and up to hut users.
This website will when fully operational, show the hut bed nights booking calendar. Payments eventually will all be made online, no cash or cheques or bank transfers. All existing bookings are safeguarded, and when loaded into the new system, the hut booking sec will request all to confirm we have your correct dates.
Booking the hut in the meanwhile continues as for now with Marian Parsons but using a new George Starkey Hut email address which can then be seamlessly transferred to a new hut booking sec, to be appointed.
The George Starkey Hut is in Patterdale near Ullswater, at the heart of the Lake District’s Eastern Fells. It is situated on the east side of the A592, north of the school and adjacent to the track which crosses the dale to Side Farm. Postcode CA11 0NL, Grid ref NY394161.It is ideally placed for the High Street range to the East, whilst from the front there is a splendid view of Helvellyn and its neighbouring fells: to reach them, all you have to do is put on your boots and walk from the Hut.
There are excellent opportunities for walking, scrambling, rock and winter climbing, fell running and mountain biking, directly from the door and further afield, and water sports on Ullswater. See more info in about and local services.
Chair of GSHL: Mike Parsons.
GSHL Company Sec: James Baldwin.
Warden of GS Hut; Marian Parsons
Booking sec. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster: Ian Mateer, asst webmaster Mike Parsons.