|On Tracks and Routes|
|We've Upgraded Our Maps|
|The Fell Top Assessors are Back|
|Keswick After Storm Desmond|
|£4,000,000 Flood Recovery Cash Boost|
|Why Do Some Maps Appear Crooked?|
|Winter - Time to check your gear|
|National Map Reading Week|
|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?|
|Some Walks Out and Back Again|
|Our National Park is getting bigger on Monday!|
|To and Around Some Tarns|
|Around Some Lakes|
|Going Up ... and Down|
|Death by GPS|
|Eighty Years of the Trig Point|
|Update from the LDNPA|
|Pooley Bridge re-opens on Sunday|
|We've Got The Latest Maps|
|Gear Review: Kendal Mint Cake|
|Some Walks Near Grasmere|
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
A user of our GPX mapping software asked this today. Here's Paul's reply.