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2021

July  
Buttermere shuttle bus from Cockermouth  
Labels and Footbridges  
Lake District Trig Points  
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June  
The Missing Toposcope  
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May  
Camping in the Lake District  
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February  
Chris Lewis Support Fund  
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January  
An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams  
Lake District to feature on New Stamp  
2020: a Mixed Year for Mountain Rescue  

2020

December  
New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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October  
Walking Near Cattle  
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July  
Camping in the Lake District  
Coronavirus News  
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June  
The Keswick to Threlkeld Path Tunnel  
Rydal Cave  
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May  
A Plea from Patterdale MRT  
Pooley Bridge Replacement  
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March  
Meet Skye  
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February  
Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue  
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• Buttermere shuttle bus from Cockermouth

There's a free shuttle bus running from Cockermouth to Buttermere from today until early September.

Starting today and running until 5th September the Lake District National Park Authority are running a free park and ride shuttle bus from Cockermouth to Buttermere.  read more ...


• Labels and Footbridges

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles.

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 ...


• Lake District Trig Points

We've been looking back at some of our favourite trig points.

The tops of many hills in Great Britain are marked by trig points erected by Ordnance Survey and they make a welcome, and literal, high point to your walk. Although long since becoming redundant as far as Ordnance Survey are concerned as they've been overtaken by aerial photography and GPS the network of trig points was used to re-survey Britain back in 1936 when it became clear that Ordnance Survey needed more accurate mapping than they had before.  read more ...


• The Missing Toposcope

On Scout Scar there is a shelter known as The Mushroom which used to have a toposcope around the inside of it. No more.

Just to the west of Kendal is a precipitous limestone escarpment which looks out westwards over the Lyth Valley beyond. This is Scout Scar and from the Underbarrow Road it is a short and excellent stroll, or an unhurried amble which we describe in our walk A Scout Scar Amble.  read more ...


• Camping in the Lake District

As we're coming out of lock down here's our guide to camping in the Lake District.

This was a real problem in the Lake District last summer as everyone wanted to come here and camp. So camp sites got full. In addition people were irresponsibly wild camping and leaving a mess behind including whole tents, bags, rubbish and ... sadly ... poo.

 read more ...

• Chris Lewis Support Fund

Chris Lewis of Patterdale MRT suffered life changing injuries while assisting some camping illegally on Red Screes. Could you consider making a donation to his support fund?

In the early hours of 6th February, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out to assist someone camping on Red Screes above Kirkstone Pass.  read more ...



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