Born in October 1921 in Carlisle, early schooling in Devonport, then returned to Carlisle and attended Robert Ferguson School. Ron’s father was a Chief Petty Officer whose work took him to the far east.
Ron’s first venture into the Lakes was with a scout group to camp near Braithwaite, his chief memory was of the views from the top of Grisedale Pike. Following several years in the army Ron returned to Carlisle and became involved with taking scout groups into the fells and introduced them to the annual Remembrance Day service on Great Gable. Ron now attends a lower level service on Castle Crag in Borrowdale.
In the 1950s & 60s he made regular Sunday use of “The Fell Walkers bus” to get into the Lakes, and in the 1980s joined Carlisle Rambling Club with whom he still walks very regularly.
Quote “another thing now of course we do notice, from say the fifties, now there’s many more birds on the fells, you know, I notice buzzards, and of course we had the ospreys, and that’s due to the DDT, you know, the change in the pesticides isn't it, you know, peregrines, I mean buzzards, you never seen so many buzzards in your life recently”