|Merrell All Out Blaze Vent Gore-Tex Hiking Shoes review|
|Numbering the Grid|
|Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells|
|On Tracks and Routes|
|We've Upgraded Our Maps|
|The Fell Top Assessors are Back|
|Keswick After Storm Desmond|
|£4,000,000 Flood Recovery Cash Boost|
|Why Do Some Maps Appear Crooked?|
|Winter - Time to check your gear|
|National Map Reading Week|
|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?|
|Some Walks Out and Back Again|
|Our National Park is getting bigger on Monday!|
|To and Around Some Tarns|
|Around Some Lakes|
|Going Up ... and Down|
|Death by GPS|
|Eighty Years of the Trig Point|
|Update from the LDNPA|
|Pooley Bridge re-opens on Sunday|
|We've Got The Latest Maps|
|Gear Review: Kendal Mint Cake|
Paul has joined the approach shoe movement with a pair of Merrells.
You may remember Beth's enthusiasm for her first pair of decent approach shoes in a review she posted here a while back and she's not the only hill walker I know who's moved from the stout boots that we were all brought up to wear for walking to the much lighter option of the approach shoe. read more ...
We have improved the little maps we display for each walk step instruction.
When you are reading the instructions for one of our walks each walk step is accompanied by a little map showing you where you have to go. These maps are generated using our WayMaps map tiles, a "mash up" of GIS Open Data from a variety of sources. read more ...
Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams do a great job helping you if you get into trouble but we should all do our best to prevent them having to do so.
It's unusual for a Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) to speak out about the behaviour of the people they are called out to rescue but recent charity attempts on Scafell Pike seem to have been the last straw for Wasdale MRT. read more ...
People who buy the GPX routes of our walks are sometimes confused that the route appears to be shorter than the walk. Paul explains why.
People who buy the GPX routes of our walks are sometimes confused that the route appears to be shorter than the walk. To illustrate here's an example of an email we received today about our walk Nab Scar and Alcock Tarn. It said: read more ...
We've just rolled out our new WayMaps mapping across our whole web site.
When you use our site you may have noticed that we use Ordnance Survey mapping for some of our maps (in the maps introducing each walk for example) but for licensing reasons we use an alternative set of tiles we were given, which we called OpenMaps, for most mapping e.g. the location of hills, the subjects of photos in our gallery, or the little maps shown for each step of our walks. read more ...
Decembers sees the start of the Lake District fell top assessors scheme.
As the Lake District National Park's fell top assessors return this week to make their daily trek up Helvellyn, this winter they will share even more top tips using #summitsafely to help walkers stay safe on the fells. read more ...