2017 Bird nesting Restrictions

All restrictions have now been lifted.

Lakeland Book of the Year Awards 2017

“Nowt but a fleein’ thing” is joint runner up in the Lakeland Book of the Year Awards. Out of 70 books entered for the Lakeland Book of the Year Award the FRCC book “Nowt but a fleein” thing” won the Latitude Press Award for the “Best Illustration and Production” class. It was then awarded joint […]

WARNING: Loose Flake on Dow Crag C Buttress Ordinary

Monday 3/7/17 Update that the flake has now fallen down – not sure of current stability of area. Saturday 24/6/17 It has been reported that the large flake at the top moves significantly as you try to climb it.  You can see light from under the flake and the accumulated soil trapped behind the flake […]

Falcon Crag nesting Falcons!

The Peregrines that deserted their nest on Lower Falcon may be nesting on Upper Falcon, best avoid the crag until the situation has been assessed (should be in the next few days). An extension to the restriction may be necessary if the birds made a late start breeding.

TV Licences

There were changes to when a TV licence is needed in 2016. Now, a licence is needed to:- watch or record live TV programmes on any channel download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. This applies to any provider you use and any device, including a TV, […]

Bird Nesting Restrictions 2017 Update on 1 June

The Peregrine Falcon nest on Raven Crag Thirlmere has failed so the access restriction has been lifted as of 1/6/2017 Raven restrictions end on 31 May unless an extension is agreed in the event of late fledging of young. Remember that a few crags have dual restriction to protect both nesting Ravens and Peregrines; in […]

Reports of Huts Working Group

The reports of the Huts Working Group will be found here.

New Nesting Birds Restriction – Gowbarrow Crag, Ullswater (Eastern Crags)

It has just been reported that a pair of Ravens have nested and successfully hatched young on the Upper Tier/Buttress at Gowbarrow. To protect the nest site until the young fledge an access restriction has been agreed, THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THE UPPER TIER. There is no restriction on the Lower and Middle Tiers other […]

Piton poem for opening of MHT Archive, Blencathra Centre

Phil Houghton is a poet, writer and fell walker, living near Ullswater. With a keen interest in mountain landscapes he wrote, and features with, his poem – Blencathra – in Terry Abraham’s latest Life of a Mountain film, also appearing in its recent TV debut on BBC Four. He is a Patron of the Norman […]