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2017

October  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
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September  
New Gazetteer  
New Path, New Crossing  
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August  
Moving Time and Speed  
Keeping Safe on the Fells  
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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• More Improvements to our Mapping

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles with a host of significant improvements

We've just put online probably our most significant new release of our map tiles. There are many changes, including:  read more ...


• New Gazetteer

We've been working to improve the search facility in our GPS mapping application

In our GPS mapping application we've just switched over to a new gazetteer, the directory on places which is used when you use the search box to go to a location by name. Previously we were using the Ordnance Survey's OpenData gazetteer but of course that was restricted to places in Great Britain so you couldn't search for places in Ireland such as Dublin or Belfast.  read more ...


• New Path, New Crossing

The latest release of our map tiles includes both the new Ullswater Way and Queensferry Crossing

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 ...


• Moving Time and Speed

We've recently added moving time and speed to the data displayed when you upload a track to any of our mapping apps

If you have gone into our mapping app recently you will have already seen a popup with a new release note which says:  read more ...


• Keeping Safe on the Fells

A report of an accident on Cam Crag Ridge reminded Paul of ways to stay safe on the fells

Over on the UK Hill Walking web site you can read a very recent post My Scrambling Fall by Lyndon Marquis. Lyndon was scrambling on Cam Crag Ridge in Langstrath and unfortunately he had a fall of 30-40m down a rock studded slope.  read more ...


• 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 ...



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.