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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

WiltonFest 2018 - Lancashire's best climbing festival

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14/08/2018

It’s back! Lancashire’s biggest and best climbing festival is just around the corner, and will be held on Saturday 1st September in the fantastic Wilton Quarries. Originally founded by the late Nick Bond, Wilton Fest is now in its 6th year.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC owned and managed sites

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31/03/2017

The BMC owns and manages a number of sites across England and Wales to maintain access for the benefit of all climbers and walkers.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Lancashire Rock Revival 2016

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17/01/2017

So, another year gone by, and what a year it has been - clean ups, new routes, lots of climbing and yeah, something about a new guide book.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Great turnout for WiltonFest 2016 despite challenging conditions

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21/09/2016

“It’s warm and wet out there. That’s good if you have to fight a war in a jungle, but bad if you want to do some climbing in Wilton Three!” So said Robin Williams in the film, Good Morning Vietnam. Well, luckily for the Bolton-cragger, this year’s ever-popular WiltonFest was not warm and wet, but cold and wet.
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MEMBERSHIP

Five ways to volunteer for the BMC

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01/06/2016

Do you want to give something back to the activities you love? There are lots of ways to get involved with the BMC and help shape the future of climbing, hill walking and mountaineering.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wilton 3 Access Update

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30/09/2015

Recent changes to access at Wilton 3 have caused concern amongst the Lancashire climbing community, but the BMC and local climbers have met with Bolton Gun Club (the owners of Wilton 3) to resolve any problems. A new access route has now been agreed which works for climbers whilst helping the Gun Club maintain safety on a live firing range and the future is looking positive for climbers and shooters at Wilton 3.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Lovin the left; Wilton One's gems uncovered

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02/09/2015

Picked Wilton’s obvious plums but still keen for more of Lancashire’s finest quarry climbs? Well you’re in luck. In the mighty quarry’s far-flung reaches are a set of routes to match the best that the crag can offer. However they are all about conditions and clean-ness. But recent efforts by diligent locals means that now is the time to go and explore. Local expert, Dave Mann, give you his pick of the best dozen.
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LOCAL AREAS

WiltonFest: pudding on the style

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19/08/2015

Don’t miss the north west’s premier climbing get-together of the year! The third annual BMC WiltonFest is on Saturday 5 September, and stars Steve McClure and a bed sheet, supported by beers, black puddings and a barbecue.
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LOCAL AREAS

Welly done: curtain falls on summer of climbing and walking festivals

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23/09/2014

As part of the BMC’s 70th birthday celebrations, volunteers from across our local areas came together to host a series of climbing and walking festivals and put some welly into the summer.
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LOCAL AREAS

Four fun festivals from Cornwall to Northumberland

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01/09/2013

V Festival might think it’s clever holding its music festival in two locations over the same weekend, but BMC volunteers can top that, so we’re putting on three festivals in one September weekend, and adding another later in the month for good measure.
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