Hi and welcome to bcuk, itís great to have you.
There are not really any clubs up in the NW, although there are a fair few members. You may have noticed that there is a forum called meet ups, this is the place that the members arrange to get together and spend time socialising, practicing skills and travelling together. Itís working out very well and there have been some very successful groups getting together. That might be a good place to start. See who wants to meet up in your area and organise it between yourselves.
Hope this helps and Iím sure that you will be getting more helpful suggestions from the other members
All the best