Welcome to the Midland Association of Mountaineers

The MAM is one of Britain’s national mountaineering clubs. Founded in 1922 it has over 500 male and female members whose activities include mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking and hill walking in the UK and abroad. The object of the Association is to encourage the pursuit of mountaineering in all its branches.


Huts are open with the following restrictions:


Maximum persons

Maximum households


Glan Dena



Thursday pm to Sunday pm

Star Cottage



Thursday pm to Sunday pm

Low House



Thursday pm to Sunday pm

Low Cottage



Thursday pm to Sunday pm


Bookings are only valid for member led groups and only when confirmed by Hon Hut Booking Secretary  or Hon Assistant Booking Secretary Low Cottage.

Members are reminded of substantial fines for exceeding the maximum persons limit in England.

All stays must be pre-booked and confirmed (For Hut booking form click here).  Bookings will only be permitted from Thursday to Sunday nights inclusive, to allow 72 hours between visits.

To view the current booking procedure click here -  2020 Hut Booking Procedure

Hut Status:
  Lakes Cottage: OPEN FOR MEMBERS
  Peak District: OPEN FOR MEMBERS

The Roaches

Member Benefits

The MAM exists to help its members be active mountaineers. The MAM holds over 50 meets each year, mostly at its huts, but also elsewhere in the UK and abroad. A typical calendar of meets and some reports may be found at Reports and Meets. Members receive a monthly circular with notices of forthcoming meets, reports of recent meets and of members' mountaineering trips as well as significant news items. The MAM issues a biennial journal with longer articles written by members, some copies of these can be found at Journal.

Members' Pages

This website has a members' section which is not visible to the public. Members should log in to see the members' menu and pages. All members are registered on this site. If you had a username and password on the previous site, these will work on this site. If you have never used the MAM website before please read the instructions in the December or January circulars to find out how to login. If you have problems please email Bill Truscott or contact the Web Officer (see Contact the MAM).

Cwm Loer

Kindred Clubs

The MAM has reciprocal hut use arrangements with its kindred clubs. These are The Climbers' Club, The Fell and Rock Climbing Club, The Rucksack Club, The Wayfarers' Club, The Yorkshire Ramblers' Club, Cairngorm Club, Junior Scottish Mountaineering Club, Scottish Mountaineering Club, Ladies' Scottish Climbing Club, and the Irish Mountaineering Club.

Affiliated Members

Members of the University of Birmingham Mountaineering Club who are pursuing a course of study at the University are automatically affiliated members of the MAM. They are able to book into the MAM's huts and pay members' rates of bed night fees. UBMC members are excused payment of the entrance fee if they join the MAM within one year of completion of their studies.

Junior Members

The MAM has a special category of membership for young people aged 12 to 18. Junior members, when accompanied by a responsible adult, may use the MAM's huts at members' rates.

Legal Stuff

Midland Association of Mountaineers Ltd is a Registered Society under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Number 30861R on the register at the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: Blackhams Solicitors, Lancaster House, 67 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1NR

Pictures by Rosie Henstock and Tom Green: Top - The Roaches, Bottom - Cwm Loer above Glan Dena

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