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2018

February  
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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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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• Wild Camping in the Lake District

We had an email today from someone asking us about wild camping in the Lake District and whether it was legal. It's an interesting question.

We had an email today from someone asking us about wild camping in the Lake District and whether it was legal. It's an interesting question.  read more ...


• Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100

Last night Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba presented a show "Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100" on ITV. Walks in the Lake District took five of the top ten slots including number 1.

Last night Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba presented a show Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100 on ITV showcasing walks voted for by more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts.  read more ...


• More on the Thirlmere Zip Wires

News of the latest developments on the proposal to string eight zip wires over Thirlmere.

As we reported back in November a planning application has been submitted to the Lake District National Park Authority to string eight zip wires over Thirlmere and it has, as we predicted, been controversial.  read more ...


• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another 212 hills to our database and a new classification of Dodd.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database. We were previously on version 15.4.2 and we're now on 16 which was released on 23rd December 2017.  read more ...


• Winter Walking in the Fells

At the risk of appearing to be harping on about winter conditions we've just read about another rescue which highlighted the value of the LDNP fell top report.

At the risk of appearing to be harping on about winter conditions (see our last post) we've just read a report of another rescue from the high fells, this one on Helvellyn where Patterdale MRT were out until well into the night rescuing two walkers from Striding Edge.  read more ...


• Getting in Trouble on the Fells

Our post about a couple who got in trouble on Sharp Edge of New Year's Eve caused a lot of comment. We've got some thoughts on this too.

Over of our Facebook and Twitter accounts on New Year's Eve we posted a link to a report from Keswick MRT about a rescue they'd undertaken that day on Sharp Edge.  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.