BMC winter conditions monitoring: Great End

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This is a live feed of freezing temperatures. The BMC/NT/JMT are hoping to have one on Helvelyn as well. Great End Winter Conditions

Filming for BBC 2

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The Club was contacted by BBC 2 in connection with a series of programmes planned to be shown in spring 2018 about the Lake District. There will be four programmes covering Windermere, Coniston, Wasdale and Borrowdale. The Coniston programme will include John Ruskin, Donald Campbell and Red Deer together with the FRCC and its formation […]

Lakeland Revival Pick of the week

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Lakeland Revival Pick of the week Please see this weeks “pick of the week” by local climber Huw Davies. Only a couple more weeks left so it would be great to give it a big last push. See link below to share. Huw Davies

Falcon Crag nesting Falcons!

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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.

Bird Nesting Restrictions 2017 Update on 1 June

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Arcteryx Lakeland Revival

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Arcteryx has been organising a Lakeland Revival theme for the last few years and the FRCC has been involved with them in this which, in particular, is to promote climbing in the Lake District. This year there are two elements – the first on the weekend of 28th / 30th April they are organising classes […]

Live Lake District winter conditions monitoring

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A brand new system to transmit live winter conditions has just been installed on Great End, one of the Lake District’s most reliable and well-known winter crags. This follows on from the pilot monitoring project launched in Cwm Idwal in 2013 and aims to provide accurate information to winter climbers about current and historical temperatures […]

Avon Gorge Guide – CC

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The CC’s new Avon Gorge guidebook is now available on pre-order for FRCC members: Avon Gorge Guide The CC’s Dartmoor guidebook is now on general sale.