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2017

February  
On Tracks and Routes  

2016

December  
We've Upgraded Our Maps  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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November  
Keswick After Storm Desmond  
£4,000,000 Flood Recovery Cash Boost  
Why Do Some Maps Appear Crooked?  
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October  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
National Map Reading Week  
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September  
Hills Database Updated  
Funding assured for MWIS  
Concern for the future of MWIS forecasts  
Do you need to worry about Magnetic Variation?  
Walk and Skinny Dip in the Lake District?  
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August  
Some Walks Out and Back Again  
Scout Scar  
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July  
Our National Park is getting bigger on Monday!  
To and Around Some Tarns  
Around Some Lakes  
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June  
Going Up ... and Down  
Rydal Cave  
Cathedral Cavern  
Death by GPS  
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April  
Eighty Years of the Trig Point  
emergencySMS  
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March  
Update from the LDNPA  
Pooley Bridge re-opens on Sunday  
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February  
Cumbrian Dialect  
We've Got The Latest Maps  
Gear Review: Kendal Mint Cake  
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January  
Some Walks Near Grasmere  

2015


• On Tracks and Routes

People who buy the GPX routes of our walks are sometimes confused that the route appears to be shorter than the walk. Paul explains why.

People who buy the GPX routes of our walks are sometimes confused that the route appears to be shorter than the walk. To illustrate here's an example of an email we received today about our walk Nab Scar and Alcock Tarn. It said:  read more ...


• We've Upgraded Our Maps

We've just rolled out our new WayMaps mapping across our whole web site.

When you use our site you may have noticed that we use Ordnance Survey mapping for some of our maps (in the maps introducing each walk for example) but for licensing reasons we use an alternative set of tiles we were given, which we called OpenMaps, for most mapping e.g. the location of hills, the subjects of photos in our gallery, or the little maps shown for each step of our walks.  read more ...


• The Fell Top Assessors are Back

Decembers sees the start of the Lake District fell top assessors scheme.

As the Lake District National Park's fell top assessors return this week to make their daily trek up Helvellyn, this winter they will share even more top tips using #summitsafely to help walkers stay safe on the fells.  read more ...


• Keswick After Storm Desmond

While researching something else we came across this Environment Agency photo of Keswick after last December's Storm Desmond.

While researching something else we came across this Environment Agency photo of Keswick after last December's Storm Desmond which is worth taking a look at to remind you quite how bad it was and why there's been a lot of work needed to recover.  read more ...


• £4,000,000 Flood Recovery Cash Boost

Cumbria is to receive £4,000,000 to help with repairs across the county after last December's Storm Desmond.

In December 2015, severe flooding left its mark on the Lake District National Park. Of the 3,113km of rights of way the Lake District National Park (LDNP) look after, 562km were affected, leaving a repair bill of £5.8million, and limiting access and enjoyment for those who live, work and visit the National Park.


• Why Do Some Maps Appear Crooked?

A user of our GPX mapping software asked this today. Here's Paul's reply.

A user of our GPX mapping software posted on our forum today. She said:  read more ...