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2017

August  
New Release of our Maps  
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July  
Picnic in the Park  
Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site  
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June  
John Muir Trust to take care of Helvellyn  
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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• New Release of our Maps

We've released another set of map tiles today with the latest updates from our data sources and some tweaks to the rendering

You may remember that back in December we launched our WayMaps mapping tiles which are built from open data from a number of sources put together with our own styling.  read more ...


• Picnic in the Park

To celebrate World Heritage Site status the Lake District is asking everyone to get outside and join in a 'Picnic in the Park'

As you may have read last Sunday the Lake District has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.  read more ...


• Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

UNESCO announced today that the Lake District is to become a World Heritage Site

The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.  read more ...


• John Muir Trust to take care of Helvellyn

The John Muir Trust are taking on a three-year management lease for Helvellyn and surrounding landscape

Following an extensive public consultation, members of the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) have agreed to lease Glenridding Common to the John Muir Trust for three years subject to final terms being agreed.  read more ...


• 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 ...



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