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Winter - Time to check your gear  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
Glover Landscape Review  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal  
Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?  
Weather Watching  
Duddon Fell Care Day  
Thirlmere Fell Care Day  
Tour of Britain hits Cumbria  
Updating Heights  
The problem with The Priest's Hole  
Parking Problems at Seathwaite  
A New Mountain in the Lake District  
Hills Database Updated  
New Release of Map Tiles Now Live  
Beware Blue Green Algae  
Great Cumbrian Landscapes  
The Lake District: a victim of its own success?  
In Praise of Keswick  
Some Walks From Coniston  
Windermere Ferry Closed  
Look out for Ticks  
GDPR is Approaching Fast  
Help restore the Keswick to Threlkeld Path  
Walking the High Fells  
Retrospective Geotagging  
New Tiles on our GPS Mapping Application  
Thirlmere Zip Wire Application Withdrawn  
Wild Camping in the Lake District  
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  


• The Fell Top Assessors are Back

Decembers sees the start of the Lake District fell top assessors scheme.

The Lake District National Park's fell top assessors return this week just as snow has started to appear on the fells. This winter they will share even more top tips using #summitsafely to help walkers stay safe on the fells.  read more ...

• Glover Landscape Review

The Government's independent review of England's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty is taking place now and your views are welcomed.

The Glover Landscape Review is the Government's independent review of England's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make your views known on the future of our National Parks and AONBs and how they are run so if you have views on this we would urge you to get involved and to feed in your own comments directly.  read more ...

• Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal

The trig detector ring on Blencathra was been stolen. An appeal aims to replace it.

The Hallsfell Top on Blencathra is, or rather was, marked by a simple concrete ring, what the Ordnance Survey call a "trig detector ring", as opposed to the usual trig point. The concrete ring was a low concrete circle about 50cm in diameter, that actually sat on top of a buried block. Here's a photo we took of it a few years ago.  read more ...

• Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?

A guest post from Rachel Damms, Fundraising Officer with the Friends of the Lake District.