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We are an active and friendly club of around 160 members, based on the Fylde Coast, Lancashire. We offer a warm welcome to walkers, climbers and mountaineers of all abilities, who share our enthusiasm for the outdoors.

If you would like to find out more, please explore the rest of the website, come along to one of our meets, including winter social meets in Poulton-le-Fylde.

You can contact us here or find us on Facebook here.

The club meets regularly most weekends throughout the summer and winter months at venues around the UK and at the Club’s two huts, both of which are situated in the English Lake District.

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Despite frequent rain squalls at home I took the chance and made my way to the postponed evening meet at Crag Foot, and how well I was rewarded! Beautiful evening in the company of a very select band of four - Steve Wrigley, Martin Dale and Ryan McNamara. Caroline Webb also ran i.e. showed solidarity by turning up even though not to climb. The icing on the cake was arriving at the Woodlands 60 seconds before closing time of 9.00.

Climbing pics are of Wriggers and D'Ale on Footsie. Ask 'em what they think about the Hard VS (5a) grade!!
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Martin Bennett in action on Right Foot Eliminate.

Can’t believe the weather, I was coming home from site on the Wirral, stuck in traffic with snow on the motorway!!!

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Needs a bit of scrittle on some of the holds plus some mud and sheep poo under at least one of the overhangs. A chin scraping belly flop top out would be a good addition too.....

FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

Crag Foot

We will try again tonight! All welcome!
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FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

Crag Foot

We will try again tonight! All welcome!

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Getting my 2nd covid vac so sadly not free to join you to climb, though may see people later on. Weather good today

Martin Dale can you remember where that lad's info on the new routes is/was? Lancs Rock Revival group maybe?

Lovely night at Crag Foot last night! Here's Martin Bennett on Right Foot Eliminate.

Is there anyone thatโ€™s SPA or RCI trained that could introduce me to outdoor climbing again and both second & lead climbing
Thanks guys
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Hi Jason, As a club, we do not offer formal rock climbing instruction or courses. We do, however, welcome keen novice climbers who can progressively gain skills & experience by climbing with our more experienced members on club meets. Typically, we have an outdoor 'local' evening crag meet every week over the summer and full meets in the Lakes or North Wales most weekends. Currently, these are single day meets until the Covid restrictions relax in June. We are planning an outdoor meet, tailored towards 'intro' members next Saturday, 22nd May at St John's in the Vale. Any questions, put them up here or message our membership secretaries - Carol Williamson & Simon Fenna

There are a number of members with various Mountain Leader Awards of different levels. Officially SPA is not enough to introduce lead climbing. However the club has members with 40+ years of outdoor climbing experience that are happy to share their expertise. I would and have trusted them with my life on the rock without needing to see any formal qualifications.

I'm spa trained and need to get on my RCI if you fancy refreshing

FMC Evening Climbing - Tuesday night!

Crag Foot

Tuesday evening looks like being a showery affair, as do all the days this week so it may be hit and miss! Crag Foot is just round the corner from Trowbarrow and Warton for those who have not been before. It has just recently had an extensive clean by the locals and some new routes added. There are even some short sport routes at Barrow Scout Cove, which is just a few hundred yards down the road! Parking is limited, so be prepared to park down the road and walk back. The crag is literally roadside!

We will be visiting The Woodlands again afterwards for a beer and snacks. All welcome!
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Weather permitting I will be there

Meet cancelled tonight! Try again Wednesday night!

Now on the what’s app group so can keep in touch with last minute changes. Can’t do tonight due to work commitments, see you next week. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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There seem to be some spam emails mails circulating this morning which appear to be sent from the fyldemoutianeeringclub.org domain. Typical phishing type scam, asking for people to get in contact urgently. Please ignore them and/or call the person direct to verify.
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Black Combe walk - Saturday 8th May

Ever wondered what the lump is on the end when looking at the Lakeland fells from the Fylde? Well, it's Black Combe! It's a pleasant walk with great views of the Lakeland fells, the Isle of Man and Morecambe Bay.

Meet at 11am. Car parking is at SD153847. At Beckside on the A595. Parking is limited to maybe 10 cars so if it's full we may have to think of alternatives. Please let me know if you are coming. I have just looked at the weather forecast, and if as suggested it is going to be poor, I will postpone until another day so watch this space!
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Black Combe walk - Saturday 8th May

Ever wondered what the lump is on the end when looking at the Lakeland fells from the Fylde? Well, its Black Combe! Its a pleasant walk with great views of the Lakeland fells, the Isle of Man and Morecambe Bay. 

Meet at 11am. Car parking is at SD153847. At Beckside on the A595. Parking is limited to maybe 10 cars so if its full we may have to think of alternatives. Please let me know if you are coming. I have just looked at the weather forecast, and if as suggested it is going to be poor, I will postpone until another day so watch this space!

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I have decided to cancel this walk (or postpone it rather) as the weather for Saturday is dire! And I have had very little interest! Sorry Neil Paul Baines!

Shame. But right thing to do. How come the weather has been GREAT in recent weeks when we weren't FREE, but now it's "shoite"? Ps. People came on MY walk the other day...must be the leader driving them away

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Awesome ๐Ÿ‘

Hope you had a visa๐Ÿ˜‰

FMC Evening Climbing - Thursday night!

Anglezarke

Another classic Lancashire quarry with lots of classic climbs of all grades! It could be chilly but at least there shouldn't be any midges!

It's the Red Lion at Wheelton for a beer afterwards. They had some problems with their gazebo's following Mondays weather and were shut a couple of days but I think they are back open again. All welcome!
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I’m carless at the moment and Covid restrictions probably means no car sharing! Would’ve been nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Working MILES away tomoz so 'fraid not Hope it's less cold

See you there. Probably around 6 to 6:30.

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FMC Evening Climbing - Thursday Night

Wilton 3

This week we are at Wilton! There are four Wilton's, but on this occasion we are targeting No3. It is easy to nip into No2 also if you fancy. If you haven't been before, Wilton 3 is your classic Lancashire quarry with excellent quality routes of all grades from moderate right up to E5! So, plenty for everyone. There is also some very good bouldering with "Rodin's Requiem" being a much sought after tick.
Car sharing between different households is still not permitted, so please park considerately. There is a small car park below the quarry but roadside parking is the norm just above the entrance on the left when approaching from Belmont.
The local pubs used by us (The Black Dog, Belmont and The Bob Smithy) are both closed, so I suggest we hot foot it back to The Red Lion at Wheelton for a beer afterwards as we know that they are open and welcoming. Hope to see many of you there!
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Is the parking on the main road by the wilton Arms or is I the road above?

Hoping to be there. Must remember to pack the gear

Sorry team struggling this week but will be out again next week. Enjoy.

I should be there at 4pm ish.

Can't make it nobby. Wrong end of Lancs for a Thursday. Avoir un bien soirée

Have a good one! I’ve dusted off all my climbing gear in anticipation of a return appearance at some stage - might have to just make the apres climb to begin with! I can chuck a bit of chalk on my clothes so I at least look like I’ve been the crag ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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3 weeks ago

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Is that hole what you hired the digger for Mr Dale

Nobby Dale - just zoomed in on your face. You look very odd. Even more so then normal.

Jackโ€™s Rake Scramble
I know you climbers like the security of rope and gear but scrambling is safe as long as youโ€™re focussed and can stay calm. Why not try it and come along this coming Tuesday 27th April - Meet at the NT car park adjacent to the Stickle Barn pub by 10am. Please let me know if youโ€™d like to join us.
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Jackโ€™s Rake Scramble
I know you climbers like the security of rope and gear but scrambling is safe as long as youโ€™re focussed and can stay calm. Why not try it and come along this coming Tuesday 27th April - Meet at the NT car park adjacent to the Stickle Barn pub by 10am. Please let me know if youโ€™d like to join us.

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The one day in the week when it might rain. Would if I could but work says No ๐Ÿ™

Richard, unfortunately my Mum is in hospital at present and am going for a visit 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. Although your start time is rather early (for me), I doubt I would make it back in time for visiting, so won't be able to attend your meet!โ˜น๏ธ

Committed at work I’m afraid. There’s a good BMC video about the rake if anyone is unfamiliar with what to expect. You can, of course, walk around too. www.thebmc.co.uk/how-to-scramble-jacks-rake

Really enjoyed our day out at High Cup Nick with a fine group of 10. Sunshine, brilliant views, no hurry and pints in The Stag, Dufton afterwards + Lizza + John & June + Christine + Andy D ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s a grand old walk ... resembles the damage done if the titanic had been driven into the fell ... ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Very pleased to be allowed to rub shoulders with the old club. A good turnout and a grand evening.

Used to love it there ... back in the mid 80s ๐Ÿ˜

A few photos from last night's Denham meet. Good to see Andrew Hird on the rock again and here he is making light work (?) of MtMMoMHfMM and alongside Wriggers on the other Mohammed route. There was a potential Mug of the Year event at the pub later but my lips are sealed - until prized open with a beer! ๐Ÿ˜ Another good turn out - not sure exactly but in double figures for sure.. ... See MoreSee Less

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A few photos from last nights Denham meet. Good to see Andrew Hird on the rock again and here he is making light work (?) of MtMMoMHfMM and alongside Wriggers on the other Mohammed route. There was a potential Mug of the Year event at the pub later but my lips are sealed - until prized open with a beer! ๐Ÿ˜ Another good turn out - not sure exactly but in double figures for sure..Image attachmentImage attachment

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Wondered where he’d got to๐Ÿ˜‚

FMC Evening Climbing - Tuesday Night

Denham Quarry

Yes, week 2 in this year's program! Last week at Trowbarrow, 16 members turned up to climb. The weather is again looking good so let's see lots of you out there! All are welcome!

Car sharing between different household groups is not permitted at present, so please park considerately. You should not attend if you or anyone in your household has Covid symptoms. Social distancing and normal Covid hygiene measures apply. You should bring your own food and drink.

We will be paying a visit to the Red Lion at Wheelton following climbing. I'm not yet aware of their closing time at present but will update you on here if there are any problems.
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I’m hoping to be there in a seconding role!

I should be there about 4:30ish

I’ll be there. Not sure what time though!

Red Lion shutting at 10:30/11pm, no need to book so we are ok for aprez climbing beers!!๐Ÿ˜€

hoping to get there by 5pm

Forgot to pack my gear and ended up in a late meeting in Preston. Have a good night, please post up some photos.

Another great night with excellent attendance! Here's Happy Caver on Mohammed.

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Great first post-lockdown caving trip to Long Churn with Carol, Simon, Lizza & Neil, followed by a beer garden pint in the Marton Arms. Lizza showing us all how it's done by flying through the cheese-press. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lunatics

Gosh. Caving is a lot more colourful than it used to be.

Rather you than me ๐Ÿ˜‰

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By 'eck that was a quick like Martin Dale. I knew you were egocentric but... ๐Ÿคฃ

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FMC Evening Climbing - Trowbarrow

Thursday 15th April

Yes folks, it's here! The first evening climbing meet of the season! Can't wait! There should be people there from 2pm. Covid rules apply, which means we are limited to 30 members (unheard of in FMC history but guess you never know). You should really be booking in advance, but we will keep a log of who attends for track and trace purposes. Car sharing between different household groups is not permitted therefore please park considerately. Be prepared to park further away and walk. You should not attend if you or anyone in your household has Covid symptoms. Social distancing and normal Covid hygiene measures apply. You should bring your own food and drink. Sharing your crisps is not permitted.

A visit will be paid to The Woodlands in Silverdale afterwards for refreshments. Again, the pub has requested that you park considerately and walk. They are closing at 9pm, so I suggest climbing finishes by 7:30pm to enable us to get there and have at least one beer!

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FMC Evening Climbing - Trowbarrow

Thursday 15th April

Yes folks, its here! The first evening climbing meet of the season! Cant wait! There should be people there from 2pm. Covid rules apply, which means we are limited to 30 members (unheard of in FMC history but guess you never know). You should really be booking in advance, but we will keep a log of who attends for track and trace purposes. Car sharing between different household groups is not permitted therefore please park considerately. Be prepared to park further away and walk. You should not attend if you or anyone in your household has Covid symptoms. Social distancing and normal Covid hygiene measures apply. You should bring your own food and drink. Sharing your crisps is not permitted. 

A visit will be paid to The Woodlands in Silverdale afterwards for refreshments. Again, the pub has requested that you park considerately and walk. They are closing at 9pm, so I suggest climbing finishes by 7:30pm to enable us to get there and have at least one beer!

Hope to see you all there!

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Hope everything goes well tomorrow - I’m not yet up to climbing but hope to join you in the coming weeks, subject to Docs advice ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿบ

Martin Dale I won't be climbing but will around to say hello and have a pint at the Woodlands after.

hope to be there as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Are there enough V Diffs to go round?

I will be there in the afternoon hopefully

Nobs ahoy!!!

Lol forward to seeing you all, can't get there til about 6 but hopefully get a route in before the main event....

Becky and myself will be there

Damn! Just left home and have forgotten the snacks! Hope Dave's been to Happy Shopper!

You won't like it here.

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Good meet, great to get out. 16 by my count.

It was great seeing so many of you at the Woodlands last night, been too long since I have met any club members.

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Caving excitement in a week or so.
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Woohoo!

Caving is actually like this : www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZLZetn0UmE

Bunch of nutters!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Count me in

Luckily I’m busy Simon Fenna๐Ÿคช

I'm busy too Andrew Hird. When is it again?

Funnily enough, I'm really busy too!

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