|Why we don't use What 3 Words|
|"In Our Hands"|
|The Fell Top Assessors are Back|
|Winter - Be Prepared|
|Controversy over Path Restoration|
|Buttermere Fell Care Day|
|Buttermere Bridge Reopens|
|'In Our Hands' Premiere|
|Red Squirrel Campaign 2019|
|Pooley Bridge Replacement|
|Remembering a Significant Event|
|Lake District For Sale, Again|
|Become a Fell Top Assessor|
|Change to the Cumbria Way|
|Great Landscapes Week 2019|
|Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar|
|Lake District volunteers lead the way|
|Expanding our National Park|
|Your Dog and Other Animals|
|Stepping up to the Bowder Stone|
|Yet Another Release of Mapping|
|New Release of our Map Tiles|
|Welcome to our new Web Site|
|Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns|
|Dogs and the Lambing Season|
|Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April|
|Winter - Time to check your gear|
|The Fell Top Assessors are Back|
|Glover Landscape Review|
|Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal|
We think that What Three Words is an interesting idea but the business model the company behind it is using makes it unsuitable for fell walking.
You may be aware of a company called What 3 Words and their product of the same name. Their big idea is that they've come up with a system of grid references that relies on three words to locate a point within a three metre square anywhere in the world. So "fish elephant emptied" might be a three metre square on top of Scafell Pike (it's not). read more ...
Commissioned in 2019 to recognise the 85th anniversary of Friends of the Lake District, "In Our Hands" is a film with a bewitching blend of poetry and superlative visual imagery.
Commissioned in 2019 to recognise the 85th anniversary of Friends of the Lake District, "In Our Hands" is a bewitching blend of poetry and superlative visual imagery which celebrates the vital connections between people and place. read more ...
The Fell Top Assessors are back for another season bringing you daily reports on conditions in the high fells.
Last Friday saw the start of the 2019 winter season for the National Park's Fell Top Assessor, and their newest recruit Wes Hunter, joined colleagues Jon Bennett and Zac Poulton as they kicked off their daily ascent of Helvellyn to bring the popular 'boots on the ground' reports for outdoor enthusiasts. read more ...
With snow already on Helvellyn it's time to wash, proof and otherwise prepare your existing winter gear; and think about replacements, or new gear you might want to buy.
Winter is a wonderful time to be on the fells. Quieter than the busy summer months, you can find yourself alone on even the most popular fells during the week. There's nothing quite like an early start on a crisp frosty morning to make the most of the short daylight hours. read more ...
The saga of the re-surfacing of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path came to a head last night when Keswick Town Council passed a motion of no confidence in the Lake District National Park Authority over its decision to resurface the path.
The saga of the re-surfacing of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path came to a head last night when Keswick Town Council passed a motion of no confidence in the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) over its decision to resurface the path. read more ...
The Friends of the Lake District have a variety of volunteering opportunities at their Buttermere Fell Care Day on Friday, 8th November. Why not get involved?
The Friends of the Lake District have a variety of volunteering opportunities at their Buttermere Fell Care Day on Friday, 8th November and now's the time to get yourself signed up for the activity that appeals to you. read more ...