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Fellwalking Society

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Who are we?

A society that takes its members on regular walks in mountainous areas, such as Scotland and the Lake district. 

\It's not uncommon to find us fellrunning, orienteering, wild camping, wild swimming or even slacklining! We're just a society that loves spending time in the outdoors with each other. 

Meeting Days, Times and Venues. Any Pre-Requisites?

We run a day walk and weekend trip once a month, and meet in the strawberry pub every Wednesday.  
Members must have walking boots and a set of waterproofs to come on walks to be safe.  

We run a variety of socials, several every month, including trips to the comedy club, surfing, pub crawls, pool competitions and of course, our annual ball in featherstone castle! 

Society Contact Details 2021/22

President - Fiona Hodgson (f.hodgson1@newcastle.ac.uk)

Treasurer - Ben Hutchings (b.hutchings1@newcastle.ac.uk)

Secretary - Owen Lowery-Pearson (o.a.lowery-pearson1@newcastle.ac.uk)

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Alternatively, you can find us on social media. Make sure you give us a follow on Facebook or instagram for more details and photos of what we've been up to! We also have a strava group members are welcome to join. 

Fcaebook - we have a public facebook page anyone is welcome to follow, where updates on trips and socials are posted. We also have a private group for members only where detailed posts about trips are posted.

Remember to sign-up to the mailing list so you can keep up to speed with all our news and receive the weekly email!

Membership details

There is two options for memberships and this is what they mean. Firstly, both memberships permit you access to all of our socials. A 'day trip' memberships allows you to go on our day trips only, which often run to the lake district on Saturdays. A 'Weekend membership' permits you access to our weekend, week long and even international trips, as well as day trips and socials. Trips and socials cost a little extra, but we always make trips as cheap as possible, and coming with NUFWS is always much cheaper than getting public transport!

Reminders for old and new members

Members are reminded that while you do not require any prior experience of fellwalking, it does demand some specialist equipment, including walking boots with good ankle support and waterproofs to keep you dry. The Society will provide all group and safety-related gear, but is unable to issue personal equipment; therefore, you are expected to supply this yourself. All members must arrive for walks with boots, full waterproofs and an appropriate rucksack to hold all other items, including insulating layers to keep you warm and sufficient food and water for the day. Members should also note that jeans are not permitted and must not be worn on walks under any circumstances. If you have any problems sourcing your own gear or need some advice about a piece of kit, please get in touch with a committee member who will be happy to help.

 

Some photos of our past trips

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Crainlarich, Nov, 2019                                              Grasmere, Feb, 2019

 

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Ben Nevis, Dec 2020

 

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End of year trip 2021                                                           The committee of 2020/21! 

 

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A walk up StSunday Crag, lake district. May 2021         We love the snow! Feb, 2018

 

              

A trip up to Scotland in Nov 2020                                Looking out over Coniston, Lake district. June 2021

                      

Enjoying a friday night bbq in the Lakes, June 2021           Walking up Coniston old man, June 2021

 

 

 

 

    

 

Looking forward to meeting everyone!! 

Lots of Love, 

 

Fellwalking society :))) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Fellwalking Society Crainlarich Weekend Trip
22nd October midnight - 24th October midnight
Fellwalking Society Crianlarich Weekend Trip
22nd October 5pm - 24th October 10pm
Fellwalking Society Keswick Day Walk
30th October midnight - 12:01am




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