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Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue  
Remembering Jessie 2005 - 2020  
Why we don't use What 3 Words  


"In Our Hands"  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
Winter - Be Prepared  
Controversy over Path Restoration  
Buttermere Fell Care Day  
Buttermere Bridge Reopens  
'In Our Hands' Premiere  
Red Squirrel Campaign 2019  
Pooley Bridge Replacement  
Remembering a Significant Event  
Lake District For Sale, Again  
Become a Fell Top Assessor  
Change to the Cumbria Way  
Great Landscapes Week 2019  
Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar  
Lake District volunteers lead the way  
Expanding our National Park  
Your Dog and Other Animals  
Stepping up to the Bowder Stone  
Yet Another Release of Mapping  
New Release of our Map Tiles  
Welcome to our new Web Site  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns  
Dogs and the Lambing Season  
Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April  


Winter - Time to check your gear  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  

• 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 ...

• emergencySMS

If you get into trouble in the hills with only a poor phone signal emergencySMS might be a life saver.

I've mentioned this here before but it never does any harm to mention it again.

Someone sending an SMS If you get into trouble in the hills and need to contact the emergency services for help then sometimes you can find yourself in the situation where you can just about get a signal but it's not enough to make a call. That's where emergencySMS comes in.  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 ...

• Improved Met Office Mountain Forecast

This week the Met Office has made major changes to its mountain weather forecasts

This week the Met Office has made major changes to its mountain weather forecasts, including its forecast for the Lake District, so that they now provide considerably more information.  read more ...

• Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells

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 ...

• The Fell Top Assessors are Back

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 ...

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.