Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Lancashire Book (Work in Progress)

The history of rock climbing on the crags and quarries of the Lancashire guidebook area

It has often been said in the past that one of the most endearing features about climbing in Lancashire is that the local activists aren’t interested in fame or fortune, they climb in the County purely for the pleasure of it, and typically they don’t tend to publicise their activities.

Personally I’ve never agreed with this point of view, but maybe that’s just me.

Researching and writing this book is a fascinating thing to do, with great stories, lots of personalities, a few bits of intrigue, a smattering of controversy, but overall the history, when described in the very words of the activists themselves, brings the area out from under the bushel it used to hide under, and out into the open, where it belongs.

Publication of The Lancashire Book (not it’s real name by the way!) is scheduled for November 2026.

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