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.
Thirlmere has taken a bit of a bruising this year so the Friends of the Lake District want people to join them to give a bit of time and care back to this special place at their Thirlmere Fell Care Day.
Last Sunday Langdale MRT and Patterdale MRT has to rescue four people trying to find The Priest's Hole. This is not the first such incident in recent times.
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.