Climbing ropes will be much in evidence next month at the Lakes Festival
of Climbing next month, it has been revealed.
The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has said this year's extravaganza will again be taking place in the Duddon Valley, offering swift access to cliffs such as Dow Crag, with Esk Buttress and Scafell among he other challenges nearby.
It added there will also be a chance to enjoy putting on the climbing gear and taking on routes at St Bees, in Eskdale and around the Duddon Valley itself, with bouldering as well.Tents
will also be needed for the event, held over the weekend of June 10th to 12th, as this will include camping
at a couple of local sites: Turner Hall Farm and Wallowbarrow Farm, plus a Riucksack Club property open to hire for BMC members.
Rock climbing is a sport widely claimed to have been started in the Lake District, with popular ascents including the pinnacles of Napes Needle on Great Gable and Pillar Rock.