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Lake District Walks

Our aim at WalkLakes is to help you make the most of walking in the Lake District. We do that by searching out the best walks we can find from gentle to challenging and also by putting you in touch with other people who have walked in the Lake District via our forum.

If you want you can keep track of your walks using our web site and log how many hills you've climbed and of what type, be they Wainwrights, Birketts, Hewitts, Nuttalls, or Marilyns. You can also explore all the hills in the Lake District using our interactive map or throughout Great Britain using our hill finder.

You can find out what's on in the Lake District by looking at our calendar and you can follow us on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, or via our RSS feed.

We hope we can help you get more out of walking in the Lake District but do let us know if there's anything more we could do to help.

Our Latest Blog Posts

 • Winter - Time to check your gear
Time to wash, proof and otherwise prepare your existing winter gear; and new gear you might want to buy.

 • National Map Reading Week
Next week, 17th to 23rd October, is National Map Reading Week promoted by Ordnance Survey (who else?)

 • Hills Database Updated
We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another 213 hills to our database including another 10 in the Lake District and makes lots of changes to the existing hill data.

 • Funding assured for MWIS
Funding for the Mountain Weather Information Service is assured for at least the next three years.

 • Concern for the future of MWIS forecasts
The future of the Mountain Weather Information Service seems to be in some doubt.

 • Do you need to worry about Magnetic Variation?
Both OS grid and magnetic north point in a different direction to true north. Do you need to worry about this?

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