Clubs Are Open

Posted by Jane Thompson on 24/06/2021
Re-opening the door for club meets

Welcome to the home page for the new club promotion campaign "Clubs Are Open"

"Clubs Are Open" is a campaign, headed by the BMC Clubs' Committee, to support clubs in recruiting new members now that we can all head back out to the hills and crags on club meets.  The programme will include support, guidance, training and promotion to help clubs to bounce back from impact of the restrictions faced over recent months


This page is still in the process of being populated, and additional information will be added over time.
Last update: 24/06/2021



On 4 May 2021 the first Clubs Are Open webinar was held.

  • You can view a recording of the webinar by clicking here.
  • You can download a copy of the presentation by clicking here.  The presentation slides include notes from the breakout rooms.

The second webinar took place on Wednesday 9 June.

  • You can view a recording of the webinar by "coming soon".
  • You can download a copy of the presentation by clicking here.  The presentation slides include notes from the breakout rooms.

Due to the very positive feedback we received following the first two webinars we will run a programme of further webinars over the coming weeks and months.  All the sessions will be posted here and will be communicated directly to clubs.


Next Steps For Clubs

Now is the time start ...

  • Review the content about your club that is held on the BMC Club Listings (, and if you have any changes email the text to  Think about how the description of your club would read to someone who has never been a member of a club before, and/or to someone who is fairly new to walking / climbing / mountaineering.
  • Undertake a similar review for the content that is on your own club website, or that is on the “About” section of your Facebook page etc.
  • (If not already started) have discussions with the rest of your committee members to identify the aims for your club – how many new members would your club be targeting? are the other committee members supportive? are there other members in the club who would be willing to support or mentor new members (particularly if they are novices)? 


Self Assessment Checklist

We've pulled together a self-assessment "checklist" to help clubs see how ready they are to "open up" for new members. Why not download it HERE and put together an action plan? The checklist is a beta version at the moment, so any feedback / additions would also be welcome. 



We are looking at producing literature that can be utilised by all clubs to help recruit members, so we need photos that embody what it means to belong to a club. This is your opportunity to get images of your club, doing what you love, shared at a national level. Images depicting diversity and community in climbing and hillwalking are of particular interest. Winning photos will be attributed to their club for free advertising on the Clubs are Open resources and BMC social media. 

Please send your photos to with the following information

- Your name
- Your club name
- Caption (include location, if relevant)
- State whether permission is granted by the image subjects or their legal guardians, and the photographer. 



Are you ready to register your club to work on the Clubs Are Open / #FindYourAdventure campaign?

If yes, then click here to register



More information coming soon......

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