In his foreword to The Lakeland Fells, Sir Chris Bonington wrote ‘The Fell and Rock Climbing Club, founded in 1906 is one of Britain’s oldest clubs and its members have always had an appreciation for wandering the fells as well as cragging.’ This view reinforces the objects of the club ‘…to encourage the pursuits of fell walking and rock climbing particularly in the English Lake District…’ and also to provide ‘…information and advice…’.
It is the intention of this part of the website to help to achieve these with some interesting articles and stimulating photographs relating to the fellwalking activities both undertaken by club members and of interest to others.
The site has been subdivided into the seven sections used in The Lakeland Fells, as originally devised by Alfred Wainwright in his Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, and in addition four further sections have been added. The first is for Long Distance Walks, two – Speyside and Lochaber – are intended to provide information for walks in the areas accessible from the club’s two Scottish huts and the final one is Rest of Scotland for walks in any other part of that country.
Initially, most of the content will be extracts from The Lakeland Fells but it is hoped that over time the walks will extend beyond that selection, describing other, perhaps less well-known routes over the fells and linking together groups of fells. To this end, contributions from members are actively encouraged, in the form of a walk description and, if available, some relevant photographs. Club members who have logged-in can Add a Walk by following the link in the relevant section. Non-members who would like to Add a Walk should contact the Walks Editor with their request.
BEFORE MAKING USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE FELLWALKING SECTION, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE DISCLAIMER, WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, IS READ AND UNDERSTOOD.
Walks are presented in a number of categories: