K Fellfarers - the outdoor club for people in south Cumbria



The Fellfarer:
In May 1996, Mick started to produce a newsletter called The Fellfarer, and very quickly it became a 20+ pages club magazine which came out regularly every 3 months. In the early days it was in black and white, but by issue 49 in April 2008, all editions became colour.
All of those issues were posted to members

Below is an archive of issues from number 39 in October 2005 until the final one - number 80 in January 2016.

At that point, the Fellfarer became more of an occasional newsletter that was only published on this web site and not posted.


Evening Walk/Climb Tuesday 21st April, My Father Frank: Unresting Spirit of Everest (Book Review), Club Events for July - October 2016
Annual Dinner, Midweek Walk No. 70 - Wednesday 24th Feb. Latterbarrow from Far Sawrey, High House Working Weekend. 4th - 6th March 2016, The 8th Scottish Hotel Meet. Oban: Sunday 20th - Friday 25th March 2016, The 8th Scottish Hotel Meet. Oban
Sunday 20th - Friday 25th March 2016, Club Events for April - July 2016
Jan 2016

Start of the occasional newsletter -
The Clachaig Chalet Meet, Glencoe. 8-10th Jan, Charlie’s Walk. Saturday 9th Jan, Midweek Walk No. 69. Wednesday 20th Jan - The Quarries of Tilberthwaite, The KFF Annual General Meeting Friday 29th Jan, Photograph Competition. Friday 29th January 2016

Club News, The last Fellfarer magazine - the past and the future, Anniversary Adventures - Val & Colin Hunter in the USA, Wayne & Sarah in Chamonix, Summer Wine & Working Weekend, Midweek Walk - Brougham Castle & environs, Midweek Walk - Coniston Water and
Torver Back Common, Walking in Madeira, Remembrance Day at High House, In the Cairngorms, Midweek Walk - Butter Crags Tarn & Beyond, Midweek Walk and Christmas lunch - Lily Fell, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events January - April, 2016
Club News, Evening Walk - Around Nether Kellet, Saturday walk - Fairfield via Greenhead Gill and Stone Arthur, Obituary - Wilson Docherty 1942 - 2015, Gran Paradiso - The 4th Continental Camping Meet - The Italian Alps, After Gran Paradiso - An ascent of Mont Charvin in the Aravis Range, Obituary - Olga Niepokojczycka 1925 - 2015, Fox’s Pulpit and the River Lune - Midweek Walk No. 62, The proposed Brathwaite and Buttermere Railway, Whitbarrow End to End - Midweek Walk No. 63, Around Sizergh - An Evening Walk, Two Scrambles - Dungeon Ghyll and Jack’s Rake, A Walk in Wensleydale - MIDWEEK WALK No. 64, Hostel Meet - Wasdale Hall Youth Hostel, Sunny Swaledale - Sunday walk, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events October 2015 - January 2016
Club news, The 7th Scottish Hotel Meet, Easter at High House, Saturday walk - A Mardale Meander, Shinscrapers Gallery, The Pepperpot - Evening Walk, A Quiet Weekday at High House - Midweek Walk (s) No. 60, The Shortest Walk - An Evening Walk around Sizergh, Malham - Midweek Walk No 61, Out and About - various photos of members activities, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events July - October 2015
Club news, Reston Scar - Midweek Walk No.56 and Christmas Lunch, The Rifleman’s Arms Social Evening, Arnside Knott - A Starlight Walk, The All Terrain Toboggan Trials 2014 - pictures, results and poem, The Glencoe Meet in the Clachaig Chalets, Charlie’s Walk - Brian (Charlie) Birkett’s memorial walk, A Quiet Weekend at High House, The Train to Cark and Midweek Walk No. 57 - from Cark to Grange, The Appetite Enhancer and Annual Dinner, Crossing the Border - Cartmel Fell and Gummer’s How - Midweek Walk No.58, Ward’s Stone and Grey Crag - A Weekend Walk in the Forest of Bowland, The Summer Wine Week and Working Weekend, Solo in Kentmere, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events April - July 2015
Jan 2015
Club news, 80 for the 80th - Ardeche Ambles and Poteau Hunts, Mid-week Walk - Not a Canal Trip as We Know it, Weekend Walk - Nine Standards Rigg, September Summer Wine Week and Working Weekend, Midweek Walk - from Backbarrow to Latterbarrow, Saturday Walk - A Shore Walk, Sunday Walk - Clougha Pike, Mid-week walk - A Walk in Timeless Dentdale, On the Beach - Crossing the Sahara in the company of Berber tribesmen and camels, Remembrance Weekend in Borrowdale, Saturday walk - Wetherlam and beyond, Mid-week Walk - A Walk in the Woods, The 80th Anniversary Party, The ‘80s’ challenges inc The Fellfarers Way competition, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events January - April 2015
Club news, Part 3. Monte Rosa, Evening walk - A Mooch around Melling, First Time in the Lairig Ghru, Mid-week Walk - The North Winster Valley President’s Walk, The Summer Quiet Weekend at High House, Walter’s Water Weekend on Coniston Water, Evening walk - The Storth GeoTrail, The Summer Wine Working Party, Walney Island Walk, Mid-week Walk - Around Wensleydale, Stan Edmondson, Radd ny Foillan (the way of the gulls) - the IOM, 80th birthday Challenges Progress Report, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events October 2014 - January 2015
July 2014
Club news, Helvellyn by Striding Edge, Working Weekend in March, The 6th Scottish Hotel Meet, Tan-y-Wyddfa Hut Meet in Snowdonia, Easter at High House, Walk or Climb - Warton Crag, Thursday 24th April 2014, Midweek Walk - Birkwith and Alum Pot, Evening walk - A Whitbarrow Wander, The Club’s 80 Wainwrights Challenge, The Skiddaw House Meet Incorporating Midweek Walk No. 49, Collecting WAINWRIGHTS - Maggy and Gary Lightfoot: Penny and Damian O’Sullivan: Tina and Kevin Ford, The High House 80th Birthday Party, The various 80th Birthday challenges, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events July - October 2014
Club news, Mid-week Walk and Christmas lunch - School Knott and Grandsire, Ladies Triumph at The Rifleman’s Arms, The River, Sunrise walk - Scout Scar, The 7th Annual KFF All-Terrain Toboggan Trials, The 32nd KFF Clachaig Meet in Glencoe, Charlie’s Walk, The winter quiet weekend at High House, The KFF AGM and Photographic Competition, Mid-week walk - The Trough-Silverdale to Arnside, Levadas - Walking in Madeira, Wear your boots; fill your boots - The Appetite Enhancer and the KFF Annual Dinner, Mid-week walk - Ings and Kentmere, Saturday walk - Catstycam north west ridge, Now we are 80, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events April - July 2014
Jan 2014
Club news including the death of Ted Niepokojczycki, Bluffing It (Jim Duff), The times they are a changing (Zermatt revisited), A birds eye view of the mountains (paragliding in Zermatt), The La’al Ratty Excursion, Mid-week walk - Bram Rigg and Arant Haw in the Howgill Fells,
A Sardinian Diary, Sunday walk - Warcop Military range, Mid-week walk - Dove Crag from Brothers Water, Fire and Brimstone - A Tour of Sicily’s Three Volcanoes, Obituary of Ted Niepokojczycki, “Armistice” Remembrance Weekend at High House (inc Wad mines), Saturday walk - Black Combe, Mid-week walk - Around Lord’s Lot, Now we are 80, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events January - April 2014
Club news, Obituary of John Allcock, Half term at High House, The Lune Valley - evening walk, The 3rd KFF Continental Camping Meet - The Vercors National Park, France, Joans first via ferrata, Mid-week walk No.39 - Brim Fell or Coniston 3 Peaks, Some Questions for Cumbrians, Walter’s Water Weekend at Side Farm Campsite, Ullswater, Remarkable Men - Tony Walshaw and Richard Mercer, Yealand Storrs - an Evening Walk, The Swale Gorge, Swinner Gill and Kisdon, Midweek Walk Number 40 - The Circuit of Devoke Water (plus Outliers), Whatever happenened to the Shinscrapers-Summer 2013, The Borrowdale Fellrace.. Saturday August 3rd 2013, and afterwards, An Evening Walk on Hampsfell, Picture of the Hut by Nat, Midweek Walk No. 41 - Around the Cartmel Peninsula, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events October 2013 - January 2014

Club news, 2013 Photographic competition winners, A Very Wintry Skills Course, Half Term at High House - A Family Walk, March Working Weekend, The 5th KFF Scottish Hotel Meet, Easter at High House, A Walk from Dalton in Furness to Ulverston, Not Dove Crag - Midweek Walk No. 37, Climbing (and Walking) for All - Hutton Roof Crags, An Evening Walk - Kitmere and Rigmaden, The KFF Small Isles Meet, Not Sergeant Man - Midweek Walk No. 38, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events July - October

Club news, A Season of Wet Socks (Six months of Lake District Fell racing), Walking on La Gomera in the Canaries, Meeting Old Friends-November 2012, Social Evening at the Rifleman’s Arms-Dec 7, Midweek Walk No 33 - High Knott, The Sunrise Walk or not, as the case may be - Dec 15th, The 6th KFF Annual All-Terrain Toboggan Trials 2012, Charlie’s Walk- The 9th walk in memory of Brian “Beatnik Charlie” Birkett on Cunswick Scar, The 31st KFF Scottish Winter Meet in the Clachaig Chalets-Glencoe, High House Winter Meet, Midweek Walk No 34 - Finsthwaite Heights, Krysia’s Appetite Enhancer and the Annual Dinner, Midweek Walk No 35 - Smardale Gill and Potts Valley, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events April - July
Club news, September in Switzerland, The Welcome in the Hillsides - Blaenau Ffestiniog meet, September working working, The Traverse of the Carneddau, The Second crinkle - Saturday walk, Tony's Tour of Troutbeck - mid-week walk, The Warcop Walk - Sunday walk, A Wet Walk up King’s How, Wainwright’s Buried Treasure, Salmon Leaping - mid-week walk, “Armistice” - The Remembrance Sunday Ceremony in Borrowdale, Old Path, New Path - mid-week walk over Gibson Knott & Helm Crag, Moonlighting - moonlit walk on Whitbarrow, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events January - April.
Club news, Letters replying to 'A Matter of Geography', The Fellfarers Camping Meet in the Dolomites, An Evening Walk on Warton Crag, Midweek Walk - Ingleborough - not!, The Spirit of ’34 Weekend, Walters Water Weekend, Know your Borrowdale - Troutdale, What a Revelation - an evenings climbing in Langdale, The Midweekers’ Celebration at High House, Crook evening walk, The Summer Winos at Work - Ladies’ Washroom Improvements Phase 2, What a great place to spend time! - The Fellrace and after, Family Orienteering at Grizedale, The Bullman Hills, The Worst Pub Crawl I’ve Ever Been On - An Evening Walk over Yewbarrow, Witherslack, Red Screes - Midweek Walk, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events October - January
July 2012
Club news, Coast to Coast walk, Appetite Enhancer walk, A Miscellany of History for High House, March working weekend, Mid-week Walk - Wakebarrow, The Fellfarer with an Olympic Gold Medal, The Scottish hotel meet at Fort William, Mid-week Walk - environs of Farleton, KFF’s Best Young Climber - George Smallwood, Cheryl and Jason's leaving party, First outdoor Climbing-for-All - Hutton Roof, Holes & Hills - Scafell in winter, Evening walk - The Kellet Seeds, Mid-week walk - Borrowdale Edge and the Flower Meadows – not!, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events July - October.




Club news, Windy Gyle, The Games of the Small Gods (Darts & Doms night), At the hut with ‘the lads’, Mid-week Walk - Bigland Barrows, The Sunrise Walk, The 5th KFF Annual All Terrain Toboggan Trials,
Brian (Charlie) Birkett’s walk, Why we go to Glencoe, Mid-week Walk - Lingmoor Fell, Three Ticks -
Backstone Edge, Good luck at High House, Perfidious Weather and the 3rd KFF Ceilidh, The Wordsworth Walk, Mountains and Deserts - Winter Mountaineering trip to Morocco’s High Atlas and beyond, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events April - July..
Club news, 'One of the greatest walking trips on earth', Saturday walk - Fairfield Horseshoe, 'On the edge of the future', Mid-Week Walk - Pen-y-Ghent and Hull Pot, Working weekend, Kalymnos meet, Walking from Silverdale to Carnforth, Mid-Week Walk - The Glenderamackin Valley and Souther Fell, Photographic Competition results, Two Meets: Half Term and Remembrance Sunday at High House, Mid-Week Walk - Around the Langdales, Social Sub-Committee News, Club events January - April.
Club news, Fun at High House, Hebridean Adventure, Hut Meet at Tranearth, Mid-Week Walk - Great Asby Scar, Fellfarers Camping Meet - The Pyrenees, The Fell Quiz, No Sweat Cycling for Girls, Evening Walk - Whitbarrow, Walter’s Water Weekend - Windermere inc the Ecclerigg stone carvings, Evening Walk in the environs of Beetham, Mid-Week Walk -The Dunnerdale Horseshoe, Borrowdale Fellrace Weekend - In search of Goff's Trod, Evening Walk - Levens & Heversham Head, Mid-Week Walk - Moughton Scars from Clapham, Club events October - January



Club News inc luding the death of Mark Weir, Honister via Ferrata and Mine Tour, The Appetite Enhancer and KFF Annual Dinner, The Newtonmore Hotel Meet, March Working Weekend, Last of the Summer Time Team, An account of a passage from Hobart Tasmania to South Island New Zealand by Jim Duff, A Letter from America by Mike Goff, Triangulation Points & Competition, The Day that the Rains Came Down - Baugh Fell from Rawthey, Mid-Week Walk - Far Easedale & Helm Crag, Welsh Hut Meet - The LCCC Hut in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Climbing (and walking) for all, Settle to Carlisle by Train, Evening Walk - From Scream Point to Beckmickle Ing and back again, Mid-Week Walk - Reservoirs and Corpses, More Club News inc. Social Sub-committee News, Club events July - October.



Club News Page, Shinscrapers in El Chorro, A Woodland Wander, Seathwaite Manhunts, Weekend walk - Crummackdale, Book News, Mid-Week Walk - Walking from Wilf’s, The Sunrise Walk, The All Terrain Toboggan Trials, The Clachaig Weekend Meet, Charlie’s Walk, Mid-Week Walk - Knipe Scar, Weekend Walk - Blencathra by Sharp Edge, Mid-Week Walk - The Howgill Hike, Social Sub-committee news, Forthcoming Events.


Jan 2011
Club News, From the Social Sub-committee, A Reunion at High House, A walk over Gummer’s How, Wallabarrow Camping Barn, Obituary of Walter Dennison, Pendle Mid-week Walk, John Peat’s Walk, Impossible Rainbows, Woodland Fell Mid-week Walk, Walking in Bulgaria, Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, Greenburn Horseshoe, Armistice Weekend, Andalucia before El Chorro, A letter from Peru, Mardale Mid-Week Walk.



Oct 2010
Club News, Last chance to order the Book, From the Social Sub-committee, Family Picnic, Littondale Camping Meet, Wild Boar Fell Mid-Week Walk, World Cup Blues, Cumbrian Traverse, Five Wells Evening Walk, Family Weekend, The Dai-lark Tour of South Wales, John Peat’s non-walk, Loughrigg and Silver Howe Mid-Week Walk, Spirit of ‘34, Borrowdale Fellrace, Orienteering on Scout Scar, Building at High House, Dr Muncey’s Last Wainwright, Leighton Moss Evening Walk, Wasdale Horseshoe Mid-Week Walk.
July 2010
Club News, Social Sub-Committee’s Page, Working Weekend, Cairngorm Hotel Meet, Letter from the East, Kendal to Witherslack Walk, Not El Chorro, Mid-Week Walk - Grayrigg Common, Climbing for All, North Wales Meet, Mid-Week Walk - Howgills, Blisters in the Clouds, Bank Holiday at High House, Walters Water Week-Start.


April 2010
Club News, A Short Walk in the South 4, A Forest of Bowland Walk, The ATTTrials, The Clachaig Meet-Glencoe, Charlie’s Walk, Review Slideshow, Return to the Hills, The AGM, Letters from the East, A Day out with Al, Alps Slideshow, High House Weekend, The Ceilidh, Walters Wonderful Walk, Appetite Enhancer + Club Dinner, Social Sub-Committee’s Page.
Dec 2009

Club News, Short Walk in The South 3, All for the Beer, Shinscraper’s Gallery, Ailefoide & Mont Ventoux, Pennine Pals, Working Weekend, Fungus-spotting Walk, 75 Years Old, Quiz 75, Letter from America, Ode to Kingsdale, Halloween, Remembrance Sunday, Guardian Country Diary, Australia Slideshow, Obituary of Alan "Cam" Campbell, The Town Hall 75th Celebration, Record Rainfall, Social Calendar.

Oct 2009
Club News, Mount Rosea - Australia, Whinfell Tarn Experience, Kids Weekend, Obituary of Marion Duff 1921-2009, One of the Last True Wildernesses, North Wales Meet, Shinscrapers in Ailefroide, Car-Free Weekend, Middlebarrow Evening Walk, A Dogs Day Out-The Helvellyn Ridge, John Peat’s Walk on Humphrey Head, Fellrace Weekend, Silverdale Moss, Walters Worst Walk, ATTTrials info, Social Calendar.
July 2009
Club News, A Short Walk in the South-1 (Austrailia), Appetite Enhancer & Annual Dinner, Working Weekend, Cairngorm Meet, Sergeant Man Walk/Meal, Clapham Hut Meet, Easter at High House, Fungus Slideshow, Shinscrapers Photo Gallery, John Peat's Walk, Letter from America, 75th Birthday Party at High House, Sunset Walk, Camping Meet in Assynt.
April 2009
Club News, Winter Walk in Borrowdale I, The New Year ATT Trials, Wrynose Bottom to Three Tarns, Glen Coe Weekend, Charlie’s Walk, Winter Walk in Borrowdale II, 2008 Revue Slideshow, 76th AGM, The Archivist’s Painting, Audrey Ferguson - an obituary, The Chairman’s Walk, The Ceilidh.
Dec 2008
Club News, Obituary of Peter "Koff" O’Loughlin, Happy Trails part 2, Johnnie Walsh’s Mystery Walk, Working Weekend, Westmorland Beer Festival, Fungus Foray, Everest Slideshow, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Sunday, Cuma Slideshow, Furness Way Slideshow, The Best Day Out.
Oct 2008
Outer Hebrides, Witherslack walk, Obituary of Bryan Stilling, Walking in Swaledale, Presidents walk, North Wales meet, Walters Woodland Walk, Borrowdale Fell Race w/end, Ride on the Ratty, Bothy w/end, Happy Trails part 1, Sackys Memorial Walk, Shinscrapers Gallery, Reciprocal Membership, From the archives, ATTT announcement.
July 2008

Everest Base Camp III, Mexico II, Sting in the Tail, Hundreds walk/meal, Climbing for all evening, Chairmans walk, Secretarys last Wainwright, Tay Vallich Meet, Climbing in Calpe, Gaitbarrows walk, Little Langdale meet, Docker Fell walk, Short walk in the west 11, etc.

April 2008
AGM notes, Queyras Alps part 2, Expedition to Picacho del Diablo in Mexico, Trek to Everest Base Camp part 2, New Years All-Terrain Toboggan Competition, Glencoe Meet, Annual dinner, etc.
Jan 2008
Queyras Alps part 1, Better late than never, Leaving The Path - HH at half term, Fungus Hunt, Bonfire Night, Night walk, Trek to Everest Base Camp part 1, Landschaftspark Duisberg, Leaves from a Climbing Notebook, Shinscrapers gallery, Short walk in the West, From the archives
Oct 2007
Club News, Letters from America, Little Langdale Hut Meet, High House Weekend, Walter’s Woodland Walk, Caption Competition Result, Walker’s Haute Route, The President’s Walk, Working Weekend, Short Walk in the West, From the Archives.
July 2007
Club News, Adrift in New Zealand, Whist and Rummy in Tassie, North Ridge of Tryfan, Tayvallich, Hartsop to Ings Walk/Meal, Climbing Great Gable, Derbyshire Camping Meet, Shinscrapers, Short Walk in the West No 7, One Man’s Wilderness, High House Family History,
From the Archives.
April 2007
Club News, Kilimanjaro, Quiz night, Glencoe Meet, AGM, Night walk, Short Walk in the West, Walter’s Walk Down Memory Lane, Annual Dinner, Shinscrapers, Jean Genie, Working Weekend, From the Archives.
Jan 2007
Club News, Ian ‘Sacky’ Underhill obituary, Obituary of Bill Stockdale, Climbing in Ailefroide, Vercors, Torridon, Night Walk, Bonfire Night, Armistice, Shinscrapers, Short Walk in the West, Jug Handles, Social Calendar.
Oct 2006
From the Committee, Alec Duff tribute, North Rona, After North Rona, Shinscrapers, Gaitbarrows, The President’s Walk, John Walsh’s Riverside Walk, Fellrace, Moidart, Walk/meal, Working Weekend, A Short Walk in the West, From the Archives, Social Calendar
Oct 2005
News from Committee, St. Kilda, Rose’s Walk, Chamonix, Walk in the West, Winch Meet, Blackrock, Moidart, Working Weekend, A Visit to the Cobbler, From the Archives, Social Calendar.
News from Committee, High House Nature Reserve, New Residents at High House, Slideshow - Climbing For All, Limestone Link, The Old Drying Frame, National Parks of Veezuela, Rhd Ddu, An Evening with the Bitterns, Baslow Meet, Fellfarers Diary, The Islands of Derwentwater, St Kilda, Langdale Stone Axe Factory, Social Calendar,
Commemorative Book:
The commemorative book to mark 2009 as the 75th anniversary of the Club and its use of High House bunkhouse, was launched at a special event at Kendal Golf Club on Friday December 10th, 2010, and is now available to purchase from the club - see here for details.

My Father, Frank

The club has been given a copy of this book which is a biography of the mountaineer Frank Smythe who was a mountaineer and author in the years before WW2.  He was best known for his Himalayan climbing, particularly on Everest when he reached a record height in 1933. It has been written by his son Tony Smythe who lives Staveley. If you would like your own copy, please contact Tony at Strawberry Field, Brow Lane, Staveley LA8 9PH
of phone him on 01539 821829
or email him at tony.smythe10@gmail.com