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2018

October  
Weather Watching  
Duddon Fell Care Day  
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September  
Thirlmere Fell Care Day  
Tour of Britain hits Cumbria  
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August  
Updating Heights  
The problem with The Priest's Hole  
Parking Problems at Seathwaite  
A New Mountain in the Lake District  
Hills Database Updated  
New Release of Map Tiles Now Live  
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July  
Beware Blue Green Algae  
Great Cumbrian Landscapes  
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June  
The Lake District: a victim of its own success?  
In Praise of Keswick  
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May  
Some Walks From Coniston  
Windermere Ferry Closed  
Look out for Ticks  
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April  
GDPR is Approaching Fast  
Help restore the Keswick to Threlkeld Path  
Walking the High Fells  
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March  
Retrospective Geotagging  
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February  
New Tiles on our GPS Mapping Application  
Thirlmere Zip Wire Application Withdrawn  
Wild Camping in the Lake District  
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January  
Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100  
More on the Thirlmere Zip Wires  
Hills Database Updated  
Winter Walking in the Fells  
Getting in Trouble on the Fells  

2017

December  
Our Walks in 3-D  
A Christmas Present  
emergencySMS  
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November  
The Thirlmere Zip Wires  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
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• Weather Watching

In the wake of Storm Callum we've got some thoughts on how our web site can help you assess the weather conditions.

In the wake of Storm Callum last weekend we thought this was a good time to talk about how our web site can help you assess the weather conditions if you're visiting the Lakes.  read more ...


• Duddon Fell Care Day

The Friends of the Lake District want people to join them to give some care and attention to this lovely area with their Duddon Fell Care Day.

Dunnerdale, the valley carved by the River Duddon, which runs from the Hardknott/Wrynose Pass road through Seathwaite and Ulpha down to Broughton in Furness is a shhhh-don't-tell-everyone-about-it kind of place; crystal streams, magical woodlands, spectacular fells. But just like the more well-known and popular spots, it needs help to keep it so special.  read more ...


• Thirlmere Fell Care Day

Thirlmere has taken a bit of a bruising this year so the Friends of the Lake District want people to join them to give a bit of time and care back to this special place at their Thirlmere Fell Care Day.

Thirlmere has taken a bit of a bruising this year, both from the threat of major development which would have substantially altered its tranquil character, to the toppling of many trees from storms over on the western shore which is still restricting access.  read more ...


• Tour of Britain hits Cumbria

The Tour of Britain cycle race will be in Cumbria this Thursday and Friday (6th-7th) September with road closures and, no doubt, congestion on open routes.

If you are visiting the Lakes in the next few days then be aware that the Tour of Britain cycle race will be in Cumbria this Thursday and Friday (6th-7th) September. A great spectacle to see if you're so inclined but there will of course be road closures and, no doubt, congestion on open routes.  read more ...


• Updating Heights

We've been working behind the scenes on updating our height data which we use in our GPS mapping application and also for our walks.

We've been working behind the scenes on updating the height data which we use in our GPS mapping application and also for our walks. This has involved merging NASA SRTM height data for Ireland and the Isle of Man with the latest release of Ordnance Survey's OS Terrain 50 data for Great Britain (previously we were using SRTM data for Ireland and an older release of the Ordnance Survey's height data for Great Britain and Isle of Man).  read more ...


• The problem with The Priest's Hole

Last Sunday Langdale MRT and Patterdale MRT has to rescue four people trying to find The Priest's Hole. This is not the first such incident in recent times.

The Priest's Hole is a cave on the face of Dove Crag which has grown in popularity following the BBC's Secret Britain programme in 2016 and the programme has increased the number of people attempting to spend the night there.  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.