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2017

May  
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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April  
Eighty Years of the Trig Point  
emergencySMS  
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• 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 ...


• Look out for Ticks

This week we took our first tick of the year off Jessie so that provided an appropriate reminder that it's time we warned everyone about them again.

This week we took our first tick of the year off Jessie so that provided an appropriate reminder that it's time we warned everyone about them again. Ticks are small, spider-like creatures that feed on the blood of animals, including people.  read more ...


• Phones and Tablets

We've been doing some work to try to improve how our web site looks on mobile phones and tablets.

Visitors' devices in 2017 Like most web sites our hit stats tell us that an increasing number of our visitors are browsing our site using mobile phones and tablets, especially iPads. In fact, as the pie chart from our Piwik software illustrates, together they now comprise over 50% of our traffic. So we've been doing some work to try to improve how our web site looks on mobile phones and tablets.  read more ...


• More Improvements to our Mapping

Our programme of improving our mapping, which is used in our walk maps and other places, continues and we've put a new release on the site today.

Here at WalkLakes our programme of improving our mapping, which is used in our walk maps and other places, continues and we've put a new release on the site today.  read more ...


• No Road Access to Tarn Hows Today

There is no road access to Tarn Hows today, Thursday 20th April, due to road resurfacing work. If you want to visit we have another option for you.

We saw this tweet from the National Trust on Twitter this morning:  read more ...


• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another 1103 hills to our database including, for the first time, 1099 in Ireland and makes lots of changes to the existing hill data.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database and makes lots of changes to the existing hill data. We were previously on version 15.3 and we're now on 15.4.2 which was released on 9th February 2017.  read more ...



WalkLakes recognises that hill walking, or walking in the mountains, is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.