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2020

May  
Coronavirus News  
A Plea from Patterdale MRT  
Pooley Bridge Replacement  
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March  
Meet Skye  
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February  
Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue  
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January  
Remembering Jessie 2005 - 2020  
Why we don't use What 3 Words  

2019

December  
"In Our Hands"  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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October  
Winter - Be Prepared  
Controversy over Path Restoration  
Buttermere Fell Care Day  
Buttermere Bridge Reopens  
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September  
'In Our Hands' Premiere  
Red Squirrel Campaign 2019  
Pooley Bridge Replacement  
Remembering a Significant Event  
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August  
Lake District For Sale, Again  
Become a Fell Top Assessor  
Change to the Cumbria Way  
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July  
Great Landscapes Week 2019  
Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar  
Lake District volunteers lead the way  
Expanding our National Park  
Your Dog and Other Animals  
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June  
Stepping up to the Bowder Stone  
Yet Another Release of Mapping  
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May  
New Release of our Map Tiles  
Welcome to our new Web Site  
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April  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns  
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• Coronavirus News

The Lake District is now cautiously re-opening for day visits and the LDNPA have been updating their guidance which is worth a read if you're thinking of coming this way.

The Lake District is now cautiously re-opening for day visits and the Lake District National Park Authority have been updating their guidance which is worth a read if you're thinking of coming this way. You can find their page here and it's been revised pretty much every day.  read more ...


• A Plea from Patterdale MRT

In the light of the relaxation of restrictions on movement in England Patterdale MRT are asking you to think carefully before coming to the Lakes and heading off up the fells.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team have issued a statement on Facebook which has been endorsed by the Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association. Patterdale MRT cover incidents on Helvellyn from the Ullswater side which is a one of the region's big accident blackspots with particularly difficult rescues on Striding and Swirral edges.  read more ...


• Pooley Bridge Replacement

Last Thursday the new bridge at Pooley Bridge, replacing the old one which was washed away by Storm Desmond, was swung into place.

Last September we wrote about the proposed new road bridge at Pooley Bridge and today we have some news.  read more ...


• Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue

On Monday night Lochaber MRT had to rescue four poorly equipped people from Ben Nevis in blizzard conditions. This got a lot of attention from the public and Lochaber have now written about that. We think it deserves wider circulation.

On Monday night Lochaber MRT had to rescue four very poorly equipped people from Ben Nevis in blizzard conditions. It got a lot of media attention, the BBC for example reported it as Tourists in trainers rescued in Ben Nevis blizzard.  read more ...


• Remembering Jessie 2005 - 2020

Jessie was the Border Collie / Golden Retriever cross dog that appears in many of our walk photos. She died at the beginning of January 2020.

We first met Jessie, and her brother Jack, at the Dogs Trust rescue centre at Snetterton in autumn 2010.  read more ...


• Why we don't use What 3 Words

We think that What Three Words is an interesting idea but the business model the company behind it is using makes it unsuitable for fell walking.

You may be aware of a company called What 3 Words and their product of the same name. Their big idea is that they've come up with a system of grid references that relies on three words to locate a point within a three metre square anywhere in the world. So "fish elephant emptied" might be a three metre square on top of Scafell Pike (it's not).  read more ...



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