The inspiration for WalkLakes came from our good friends Paul and Helen of Walkhighlands. We'd talked to them about how the same concept would work equally well elsewhere and, with their blessing (and more than a little help and advice along the way), we thought we'd give it a go for the Lake District.
So now Beth, with her trusty companion Jessie the collie/golden retriever cross by her side, is pounding the fells of the Lake District finding you the best walks while Paul, with Jessie's brother Jack for company, stays at home and looks after the web site.
If you want to get in touch with us, either by email or phone, you can find our contact details here.
Our Banner Photo
The photograph which we used for our banner is the summit of Fleetwith Pike with the summit cairn and Jessie in the foreground and Buttermere in the background. You can find the un-cropped version on step 5 of our walk Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike.
Financing the Site
We fund our work through various methods:
By selling Adobe/PDF versions of our walks along with the GPX route files. You can find more about this here on our blog.
Some people, especially users of our GPX mapping application, support us via monthly or annual donations.
WalkLakes is a proud commercial supporter of the Friends of the Lake District, an independent charity and the only membership organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing Cumbria's landscapes. They believe that the Lake District offers some of the most spectacular and precious landscapes in the UK and they take action to protect and conserve the natural beauty of these landscapes for the benefit of visitors, local communities, wildlife and habitats.
If that sounds like the right thing to be doing then why not become a member too?
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.