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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


• 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 ...


• New Scafell Pike Walk

As Scafell Pike is a very popular fell to want to climb we've added another walk, this time via Mickledore, to our portfolio.

As Scafell Pike is a very popular fell to want to climb we've added another walk to our portfolio, this time via the rough terrain of Mickledore. Joining two of our favourite paths this circular route Scafell Pike circular via Mickledore passes through fantastic mountain scenery to summit Scafell Pike and shows you some outstanding long-distance views.  read more ...


• Cumbria Way Diversion

The path used by the Cumbria Way between Dalston and Cummersdale is currently closed until February 2023. We have details and a proposed diversion route.

The path used by the Cumbria Way between Dalston and Cummersdale is currently closed until February 2023 as detailed in this article from Dalston Parish Council. The closure points are marked in red on the map below along with our proposed diversion in purple.  read more ...


• The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg

We've recently resurveyed this walk and it's now pretty back to its original route, although now with added tunnel!

The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg is one of our oldest walks, and indeed it's the first walk I ever did in the Lake District long before we set up WalkLakes so it was one of the first walks we put on the site.  read more ...


• Making it Easier to Get to our Walks

All our walks include a scrollable and zoomable map showing the location of the walk, and our printable PDF versions also include a road map of the area with the start of the walk highlighted but we've had requests from users to make it easier for them to get to the start point.

All our walks include a scrollable and zoomable map showing the location of the walk, and our printable PDF versions also include a road map of the area with the start of the walk highlighted but we've had requests from users to make it easier for them to get to the start point.  read more ...


• Lake District Trig Points

We've been looking back at some of our favourite trig points.

The tops of many hills in Great Britain are marked by trig points erected by Ordnance Survey and they make a welcome, and literal, high point to your walk. Although long since becoming redundant as far as Ordnance Survey are concerned as they've been overtaken by aerial photography and GPS the network of trig points was used to re-survey Britain back in 1936 when it became clear that Ordnance Survey needed more accurate mapping than they had before.  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.