Paul is a co-founder of WalkLakes. His parents were cub and scout leaders so he's been hiking since he could walk. Having a mathematical mind maps hold a particular fascination for him and as well as developing this site he wrote our mapping application. He's also a keen photographer and has now deserted his SLR for a Sony α7II compact system camera and an ever increasing collection of lenses.
We were alerted by one of our users that the National Park Authority seem intent on selling off 74.31 acres of mixed woodland and amenity land between Grasmere and Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District.
Although our web site is designed to help you find your own walks in the Lake District sometimes you may want someone to guide you and that's where the Lake District National Park's Guided Walks Volunteers come in.
An email yesterday from a dog walker who'd found cows on the fell while using one of our walks made us think it was time we talked generally about walking with your dog and the issues with other animals.
We've just put online a new release of our map tiles. This release also includes a number of changes, some resulting in feedback from users after our last release (and the blog post includes a rather cool slider to let you view the changes side by side).
WalkLakes recognises that hill walking, or walking in the mountains, is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.