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2019

July  
Lake District volunteers lead the way  
Expanding our National Park  
Your Dog and Other Animals  
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June  
Stepping up to the Bowder Stone  
Yet Another Release of Mapping  
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May  
New Release of our Map Tiles  
Welcome to our new Web Site  
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April  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns  
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February  
Dogs and the Lambing Season  
Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April  

2018

December  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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November  
Glover Landscape Review  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal  
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October  
Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?  
Weather Watching  
Duddon Fell Care Day  
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September  
Thirlmere Fell Care Day  
Tour of Britain hits Cumbria  
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August  
Updating Heights  
The problem with The Priest's Hole  
Parking Problems at Seathwaite  
A New Mountain in the Lake District  
Hills Database Updated  
New Release of Map Tiles Now Live  
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July  
Beware Blue Green Algae  
Great Cumbrian Landscapes  
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June  
The Lake District: a victim of its own success?  
In Praise of Keswick  
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• Lake District volunteers lead the way

Although our web site is designed to help you find your own walks in the Lake District sometimes you may want someone to guide you and that's where the Lake District National Park's Guided Walks Volunteers come in.

Although our web site is designed to help you find your own walks in the Lake District sometimes you may want someone to guide you and that's where the Lake District National Park's Guided Walks Volunteers come in.  read more ...


• Expanding our National Park

The Friends of the Lake District has submitted a formal request to Natural England, asking them to consider extending the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park.

In the seventy years since the National Park and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949 was enacted by Parliament many communities have felt that the exclusion of the Cartmel Peninsula and Duddon Estuary from the original designations that created the Lake District National Park in 1951 was unfinished business.  read more ...


• Your Dog and Other Animals

An email yesterday from a dog walker who'd found cows on the fell while using one of our walks made us think it was time we talked generally about walking with your dog and the issues with other animals.

Only you know how your dog will react when you come across livestock and wildlife but we do have some tips, based on our experience.  read more ...


• Stepping up to the Bowder Stone

We visited the Bowder Stone this week to look at and photograph the new ladder.

We re-visited the Bowder Stone this week. For those who've never seen it the stone is a big rock. A really big rock.  read more ...


• Yet Another Release of Mapping

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles. This release also includes a number of changes, some resulting in feedback from users after our last release (and the blog post includes a rather cool slider to let you view the changes side by side).

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles. We do new releases regularly, not least to pick up any changes in the data coming from OpenStreetMap and the latest updates from Ordnance Survey's OpenData programme.  read more ...


• New Release of our Map Tiles

We've just put online a new release of the map tiles we use on our site and in our GPX mapping app and it has some significant changes.

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles which we use on our site and in our GPX mapping app. We do new releases regularly, not least to pick up any changes in the data coming from OpenStreetMap and the latest updates from Ordnance Survey's OpenData programme.  read more ...



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Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.