WalkLakes Blog Archive

2018

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Thirlmere Zip Wire Application Withdrawn  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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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  
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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July  
Our National Park is getting bigger on Monday!  
To and Around Some Tarns  
Around Some Lakes  
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June  
Going Up ... and Down  
Rydal Cave  
Cathedral Cavern  
Death by GPS  
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April  
Eighty Years of the Trig Point  
emergencySMS  
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March  
Update from the LDNPA  
Pooley Bridge re-opens on Sunday  
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February  
Cumbrian Dialect  
We've Got The Latest Maps  
Gear Review: Kendal Mint Cake  
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January  
Some Walks Near Grasmere  

2015

December  
Progress on the A591?  
Cumbria is Open  
A Couple of Linear Walks  
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November  
We've Made Our Site More Secure  
Some Walks Near Coniston  
We Will Remember Them  
No More Banner Adverts  
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October  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
Our National Park is getting bigger!  
Using Tulips  
AKU Women's Rock Lite shoes review  
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September  
New Videos from Ordnance Survey  
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August  
SOS - swim on safe  
We didn't intend to go further than Catbells  
Completing Rounds  
Some thoughts on the Cumbria Way  
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July  
Cumbria Way  
Yes, we are asking you to pay  
Latrigg Revisited  
What Other People Are Saying  
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June  
Look out for Ticks  
AKU Superalp GTX Ladies Boots  
GPS and Elevation  
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May  
Wainwright: A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells  
What is a GPX file?  
Beneath Helvellyn's Shade  
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April  
Changes to our Walks  
New Three Peaks Partnership Web Site  
Breathable, Waterproof Hard Shells  
Wainwright: a love letter to the Lakeland fells  
Páramo Ladies' Velez Adventure Smock  
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March  
emergencySMS  
Sale of Lake District National Park property  
Review: Lake District High Level and Fell Walks  
An introduction to John Ruskin  
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February  
Why are Lake District Hills called "Fells"?  
Magnetic North on the Move  
Grandest Views: Models of Lakeland Exhibition  
The Return of Ordnance Survey 1:50K  
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January  
Head Torches and Batteries  
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery  
Review: Craghoppers Kiwi Winter Lined Trousers  
Looking for Accommodation for your next Holiday?  
The Living Mountain - Nan Shepherd  

2014

December  
Some Festive Winter Walks  
Dollywaggon Pike Revisited  
Cornices  
Dollywaggon Pike  
A Concise Description of the English Lakes  
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November  
Reflections on a first Wainwright round  
Retrospectively adding GPS EXIF data  
New Fell Top Assessor Appointed  
Personal Location Beacons  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
Keswick wins in "Be Dog Friendly" Awards  
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October  
Hills Database Updated  
Fell Top Assessor Needed  
New Free MP3 Trails  
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September  
Looking for Accommodation for your Next Holiday?  
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August  
Helvellyn Summit Shelter in Peak Condition  
Help Keep the Lakes Tidy  
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July  
'Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike' on Amazon  
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June  
214 Wainwrights in Seven Days  
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May  
WalkLakes T-Shirts Arrive  
Fred Whitton Challenge  
Race on to resolve Three Peaks parking challenge  
National Walking Month 2014  
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April  
Bank Holiday Walks to the Cathedral  
Free Guided Walks Programme Begins  
Why you need an alternative to your GPS  
Easter Action Around the Lake District  
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March  
Electricity from Wind, Sun and You  
B5289 Borrowdale Road Re-Opens  
Forest Walks Off Limits this Saturday  
Bid to be a Fell Top Assessor for a Day  
Lake District Webcams  
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February  
Rydal Water Walk with NSPCC  
B5289 Borrowdale Road Closed  
Dog Control Plea  
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January  
Lake District Walks up Loughrigg Fell  
Route Planner Software with 1:50K OS Tiles  
Getting to your Walk by Bus  

2013

December  
Improvements to Log Book  
Some Gentle Winter Walks  
Festive Fun Including Guided Walks  
Fell Top Assessors Start Again  
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November  
New Route Planner Software  
Long Distance Paths Downgraded  
Video on Dealing with Bad Weather  
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October  
New Walk Ratings  
Completing Wainwright's Northern Fells  
Our Photo Gallery  
Advice on Walking the Wasdale Screes  
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September  
Plans for Hayeswater  
Tour of Britain stage in Lake District  
Hills Database Updated  
Some more walks in The North Western Fells  
Tour of Britain stage in Lake District  
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August  
Entries open for The Great Lakeland 3Day™ 2014  
Yet More Wasdale Walks  
The North Western Fells  
Tour of Britain stage in Lake District  
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July  
Some More Wasdale Walks  
Walking the Newlands Horseshoe  
Grasmere Walks  
Sheep Fleece Fix for Fell Paths  
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June  
Two Walks up Scafell Pike  
More Self-Catering Accommodation  
Public inquiry into National Park Expansion Begins  
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May  
One Hundred Lake District Walks  
Making Sure You Can Navigate  
Video on Dealing with Bad Weather  
National Walking Month 2013  
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April  
Keeping Dogs Under Control  
Adobe/PDF versions of our walks  
New Photo Gallery  
Hills Database Updated  
Keswick Railway Bridge Replaced  
Free Guided Walks  
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March  
Walk Section Maps  
Why Not Help Fix The Fells?  
Goodbye to Kissing Gates on Prime Paths  
Two Walks to Walla Crag  
Our Google Calendar for Lakeland Walking Events  
Free Guided Walks  
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February  
Some Walks from Ambleside  
Forum Upgrade  
Winter Conditions Advice From the Met Office  
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January  
Public inquiry into National Park Expansion  
Some Walks near Coniston  
A Guide to Mountain and Moorland Birds  
Patterdale MRT Remind Walkers to Take Right Kit  

2012

December  
Hills Database Updated  
More Photos of Hills  
Hill Weather Forecasts  
Why are Lake District Hills called "Fells"?  
Walks to Lake District Forces  
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November  
Grizdale Forest Closures this Saturday  
More Walks near Coniston  
Height Profile on Walks  
The Evolution of Ordnance Survey Mapping  
Paths Secured for the Future  
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October  
Walks from Hardknott and Wrynose Passes  
Some Walks Out and Back Again  
Early Closure Warning for Forest Users  
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September  
Walk and Skinny Dip in the Lake District?  
Lake District Walks Around Grasmere  
Whinlatter Pass Road Blocked  
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August  
Why not sign up with emergencySMS?  
Gear Review: Kendal Mint Cake  
Please Don't Over-Rely on Smart Phones  
Book Review: "Grizzly Bears and Razor Clams"  
Grizedale Red Kites  
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July  
Tick warning issued by South Lakeland District Council  
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June  
Lake District Walks Added  
Flooding!  
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May  
Uplands for Juniper Project  
Honister Slate Mine Via Ferrata Extension  
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April  
Lake District Walks Added  
286 guided Lake District walks added to our calendar  
Hold onto everything under a helicopter  
Walk and Skinny Dip in the Lake District?  
Rockfall near Mickledore  
Easier photo loading  
Six new Lake District walks to explore  
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March  
Two new short Lake District walks  
Fewer calls to Lake District Mountain Rescue in 2011  
We've added some longer Lake District walks  
More Lake District walks posted  
SARDA Lakes Open Day  
Extending the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales National Parks  
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February  
External Links for Hills  
Visit Cumbria's Tallest Tree  
Second batch of Lake District walks posted  
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January  
First Lake District walks posted  

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