Many of our weekend Club meets are multi activity events, including both walking and climbing, and the format is usually very flexible; sometimes involving organised groups, but also small informal teams setting out on their own adventures. We also run organised day walks on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year, plus an evening walk series throughout the summer. Below you will find details of our Club day and evening walking meet plans. To see our weekend meet plans, see the Events Calendar.

This page also contains a selection of walks recommended by our members. A wider selection of recommended walks is available to FMC members by logging in to the member’s area of the website. You will also need to log in to get meet-leader contact details.

Please note that everyone participating in FMC Club activities, or using the information provided on this site, do so at their own risk. Walking groups must take full responsibility for their route plan and navigation, ensure they are fit enough, sufficiently well-equipped and have made adequate provision for emergencies. Please see the BMC Website for guidance: – As a BMC affiliated club, the FMC fully subscribe to the BMC ‘Participation Statement’:

“The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement”.

Haystacks, which is easily accessible from our Stair Hut. We then went over to Fleetwith Pike.

Walking Meets Programme (Day Walks & Evening Walks)

In normal times we also organise a program of evening walks in the summer months going to places in Lancashire and south Cumbria. Throughout the year we organise day walks these are publicised either in What’s On or by e-mail.

During COVID-19 restrictions, 6 is the maximum group size, “organised sporting events” can have more. We do have guidelines to follow so we need to know in advance who is coming.

Date & TimeSunset/DuskDetailsMeeting PlaceOrganiser
Tues 13th Apr – 09452000 / 2045Grit Fell & Clougha PikeRigg Lane Car Park SD 5263 6042 Jackson (LIMIT OF 10 PEOPLE – YOU MUST CONTACT TONY TO BOOK ON)
Sat 17th Apr – TBCWitherslackCANCELLEDSimon Fenna(?)
Fri 23rd Apr – 10amWhernside (736m) from Ribblehead.
About 9miles
Junction of B6479 & B6255.
Roadside Parking
Mike Howe (Please contact Mike to let him know numbers & for contact tracing)
Sun 25th Apr – TBCNigh Cup NickDuftonSimon Fenna(?)
Tues 27th Apr – Meet 10am, Walk 10.30amJack’s RakeNew Dungeon Ghyll NT Car ParkRichard Deurden
Fri 30th Apr – 10am startBrothers Water to Hart CragBrothers Water Car Park NY 402 133John W
Wed 5th May – 6.30pm2132Nicky NookHazelhead Lane SD 502 469
John W
Sat 8th May – TBCBlack CombeCANCELLEDMartin Dale
Tues 18th May – 6.30pm2200Riley Green through Hoghton BottomsCar Park by canal on A675. 1/4mile before A6061 SD 624 250.
Christine Fry
Tues 25th May – 10amIngs to Kentmere & returnNorth end of Ings, near Watermill. SD 44 987.
Christine Fry
Thu 19th Aug – 6.30pm2115Clougha PikeRigg Lane Car Park
John W

The walking meets are coordinated by John Wiseman, who is also editor of our regular newsletter ‘What’s On’

Contact :

Recommended Walks

The following are a selection of walks recommended by our members, listed by regions most relevant to our members. Members wishing to submit a Recommended Walk should see the details below.

We include GPX files of the routes for those people who use digital mapping, however, we recommend that electronic devices are not relied on as the sole source of navigation information.

Fylde & Bowland Walks :

All walks on one map (test)

North Lancashire & North West Yorkshire Walks :

South of the Ribble :

Lakeland Walks :

Other England Walks :

Scotland Walks :

Wales Walks:

  • Snowdon
    A Snowdon Walk from the Chester MC hut. We have regular hut … Read More

Other Areas :

Snowdonia :

Submitting a ‘Recommended Walk’ (for use by Members Only)

Members wishing to nominate a walking route for inclusion should:

  • Ensure that routes in England and Wales use only public footpaths and / or CROW Access Land
  • Describe the walk using the standard description template below – preferably as a Microsoft ‘WORD’ or Plain text file format.
  • Include a few ‘characterful’ photos taken on the route.
  • Include a GPX file of the route. This is generated automatically if the route is plotted on the ‘OS Maps’ or similar computer mapping application. If access to such technology is not available send a scanned or photocopied picture of the route map to the walking coordinator and the information will be generated for you.

Send the information to the ‘What’s On’ Editor (select ‘Membership’ tab then ‘Current Committee’ for contact details).

Walk Description Template

See some of the current walks for examples

Title*: (Ideally a short snappy phrase which evokes the nature of the walk)

Summary*: (A short summary of the route, noting any highlights or points of interest).

Distance*:(in kilometers and miles)

Duration*: (approximate duration in hours, excluding stops – we recommend assuming an average speed of 4kph plus 1minute for every 10m height gain)

Total Ascent*: (total ‘uphill’ height gain, this is calculated automatically if the route is plotted on the ‘OS Maps’ or similar computer mapping application. If access to such technology is not available, send a scanned of the route map to the walking coordinator and the information will be generated for you)

Terrain and Obstacles*: (A summary of the types of surfaces walked e.g. boggy moors, rough tracks, woodland etc. and any problem areas e.g. exposed ridges, steep scree, diverted paths etc.)

Parking: (Possible parking locations, identified by Name, OS grid reference and by a ‘What 3 Words’ locator.)

Refreshments: (Location of any nearby cafes, pubs etc)