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2017

June  
Improved Met Office Mountain Forecast  
More Improvements to our Mapping App  
Life of a Mountain: Blencathra  
Keswick Railway Path Starts to Re-Open  
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May  
Classifying Hills  
Scattering Ashes  
Look out for Ticks  
Phones and Tablets  
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April  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
No Road Access to Tarn Hows Today  
Hills Database Updated  
We've Improved Our Walk Maps  
Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells  
Displaying Your Walks in 3D  
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March  
We've Improved Our Walk Profiles  
Merrell All Out Blaze Vent Gore-Tex Hiking Shoes review  
Numbering the Grid  
Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells  
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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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• Improved Met Office Mountain Forecast

This week the Met Office has made major changes to its mountain weather forecasts

This week the Met Office has made major changes to its mountain weather forecasts, including its forecast for the Lake District, so that they now provide considerably more information.  read more ...


• More Improvements to our Mapping App

We've made a couple of improvements to our GPS mapping application recently which will be of interest to you have registered and log in before using it.

We've made a couple of improvements to our GPS mapping application recently which will be of interest to you have registered and you then log in before using it.  read more ...


• Life of a Mountain: Blencathra

Keswick Museum have an exhibition for the rest of this year about "The People's Mountain"

Life of a Mountain poster We've always been fans of Keswick Museum and so we were pleased to hear that for the rest of this year they, along with award-winning film-maker, Terry Abraham, are presenting a rich and fascinating exhibition Life of a Mountain: Blencathra exploring the landscape, people and history of "The People's Mountain" including:  read more ...


• Keswick Railway Path Starts to Re-Open

First steps have been completed in re-opening the path along the old Keswick railway line


Emma Atkinson and dog Togo on the newly created Keswick to Threlkeld path's diversion

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• Classifying Hills

A new Munro was discovered this week ... or was it?

There was some news this week that, to quote The Scotsman, "Scotland could be getting a new Munro". This made us smile as it's unlikely, even though the hill Mullach nan Coirean East Top which lies between Kinlochleven and Fort William has been re-measured and it's been found that rather than being 910m (2986ft) tall it is 916.6m (3007ft). Hence everyone is getting excited because "a Munro is a hill in Scotland over 3000ft".  read more ...


• Scattering Ashes

If you're thinking of scattered a loved one's ashes on the fells we have some thoughts on the merits of doing so.

We had someone contact us recently asking about scattering ashes on the summit of Scafell Pike and we replied strongly discouraging them from doing so and we thought it was worth explaining why here.  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.