An annual Club membership fee of £22.50 is payable in January each year.

The Club is affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and the fee covers general Club expenses, the annual BMC subscription that provides third party liability insurance for the Club and individual Club members, plus the BMC journal “Summit” mailed once a year to their home address. Members who belong to more than one affiliated club can claim a Multiple Membership Refund from the BMC. To qualify for a refund the BMC should receive your claim by 30 June in the year.

The membership fee should be paid by the end of January each year. New members joining on or after 1 July will pay a reduced fee of £14.25 in their first year.

Prospective members (minimum age 18) should first contact theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ways to Pay
The preferred method is online bank transfer.  Please use this to help our collections. Alternatively members may use our Standing Order Mandate scheme (download form ) or pay by cheque or cash at the AGM in November, or by post to the Membership Officer. Cheques must be payable to “Highdown HMC”.


Students in fulltime education can join at the reduced rate of £19.00 per year.

Guests may participate free for an introductory three months provided that full contact details are registered with the Club. This will ensure that all participants are covered against third party claims on any of the Club’s outdoor trips. Guests who subsequently wish to join the Club must pay any remaining fee due for the year.

Club members may also upgrade their BMC affiliate membership and join the BMC as individual members for just £15.20 to obtain personal accident insurance and 4 issues of “Summit” each year. Contact the BMC or see their website for details.