Brackenclose Meet 13-14 October

This meet coincides with Wasdale Head Shepherds’ Meet. The Show includes fell races up Kirk Fell, hound trials, terrier racing, traditional wrestling, vintage vehicles etc. but Herdwicks rule the day with over twenty five classes to be judged accompanied by an interesting commentary for non farmers. So some members will be at the show all […]

Petition to ban 4x4s around Little Langdale

The club has been sent information of a petition to ban 4x4s from ruining the area around Little Langdale. It is to be handed to the CEO of the Lake District National Park Authority on 23rd October. To sign the petition click here.

Birkness access

The B5289 is closed from Low Lorton through to Brackenthwaite for up to 10 weeks from Monday, 4 September. Please check the Cumbria Council website for updates: roadworks

BMC Independent Review

As you will be aware, an independent organisational review of the BMC is well underway and the Review Team is carrying out a Membership Survey and a series of Focus Groups. Membership Survey ( The membership survey is fully independent from the BMC. The Review Team would like to understand the interests and priorities members […]

Stan Thompson

The Club regrets to inform members that Stan died peacefully at home on Wednesday aftrenoon, 26th July. He donated his body to the brain bank in Newcastle and there won’t be a funeral service.

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.