Richard Outhwaite


7 Forest Houses
Ennerdale Bridge
CA23 3AJ

Telephone number: 01946 862135

E-mail address:

Appointed by: Secretary of State (Parish Council)

Until: May 2027

First appointed to the Authority: 7 July 2022

Current Committee membership: Park Strategy and Vision CommitteeDevelopment Control Committee

Register of Member's Interests as of 5 August 2022 (pdf)

Find out a little bit about Ric:

What was your first car?


What was your first music record?

Albatross by Fleetwood Mac.

What’s your favourite Lake District view?

Sunset from top of Scafell Pike... beautiful!

What’s your favourite walk in the Lakes?

Blacksail Pass to summit of Pillar via High Level Traverse.

What’s your favourite season in the lakes?


If you were an animal what would you be?


Any other interests/ committees?

Active member of British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and on on Committee of Lake Area BMC.  Member of Fell Runners Association and Mountain Training Association.  20 years as a volunteer with Lake District Mountain Rescue (now retired).

What’s your favourite sport?

Outside of mountaineering, watching Rugby Union.