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2024

April  
Herdy supports sheep safety this spring  
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March  
Piers Gill. Something has changed.  
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February  
Using our Mapping for Other Walks  

2023

November  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
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September  
Hills Database Updated  
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August  
Being Prepared  
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July  
Leave Only Pawprints  
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June  
Mountain Rescue Box ransacked  
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May  
A Happy Lake District Story  
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April  
Lost in the Lakes  
Wasdale MRT Open Day  
No More Accommodation Adverts  
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February  
The Perils of Relying on a Smartphone  
Hill Top Bagging  
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January  
Challenging Paths  
Looking Forward to a New Year  

2022


• Being Prepared

Poorly prepared walkers get themselves into all sort of trouble on Scafell Pike due to lack of planning and poor decision making.

We regularly get reports from the various Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams and, in particular, from Wasdale MRT who are one of the busiest and this one caught our eye today for lack of competence of the people being helped:  read more ...


• Challenging Paths

Some paths on our maps and walks are challenging. How do we identify those?

There was an incident recently where Keswick MRT had to be called out after walkers got cragfast on a path on Barf and it made the news as they were using a hiking app that took them down the path.  read more ...


• Look out for Ticks

We're now well into the tick season and last month scientists and Lyme disease charities said that milder recent winters had extended the UK's tick "season" to the point where they were becoming a year-round threat so it seems like a good time to remind you of the hazard of ticks when out walking.

We're now well into the tick season and last month scientists and Lyme disease charities said that milder recent winters had extended the UK's tick "season" to the point where they were becoming a year-round threat so it seems like a good time to remind you of the hazard of ticks when out walking.  read more ...


• Busy and Tragic October Start for the Team

A guest post by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team about the first two weeks of October which have been exceptionally busy with 12 incidents in the first nine days.

A guest post by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team  read more ...


• An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams

We are publishing this appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams in full and we urge you to read it before venturing out into the fells.

[We are publishing this appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams in full and we urge you to read it before venturing out into the fells.]  read more ...


• New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem

The LDSAMRA have issued a press release talking about the problems that the rise in inexperienced walkers is causing them.

The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association have issued a press release talking about the problems that the rise in inexperienced walkers is causing them.  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.