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2020

July  
Camping in the Lake District  
Coronavirus News  
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June  
The Keswick to Threlkeld Path Tunnel  
Rydal Cave  
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May  
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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• Coronavirus News

The Lake District is now cautiously re-opening and the LDNPA have been updating their guidance which is worth a read if you're thinking of coming this way.
[Last revised on 4th July]

The Lake District is now cautiously re-opening as many attractions, restaurants, pubs and overnight accommodation reopened on 4th July. 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 ...


• The Keswick to Threlkeld Path Tunnel

The path from Keswick to Threlkeld along the old railway line is currently being restored after Storm Desmond. As part of that a long closed tunnel is being re-opened.

Back in December 2015 Storm Desmond did significant damage all over the Lake District and for us one of the big losses the destruction of two of the bridges over the River Greta on the path from Keswick to Threlkeld along the old railway line which resulted in the temporary loss and the later diversion of one our earliest walks The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg.  read more ...


• Rydal Cave

As people can now visit the Lake District and go for walks we've been considering what we can sensibly recommend.

As people can now visit the Lake District and go for walks we've been considering what we can sensibly recommend and we have several walks around Loughrigg Fell which is a gentle fell which you should be able to summit safely. These walks also take in Rydal Cave.  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 ...


• Controversy over Path Restoration

The saga of the re-surfacing of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path came to a head last night when Keswick Town Council passed a motion of no confidence in the Lake District National Park Authority over its decision to resurface the path.

The saga of the re-surfacing of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path came to a head last night when Keswick Town Council passed a motion of no confidence in the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) over its decision to resurface the path.  read more ...


• Buttermere Bridge Reopens

Buttermere Dubbs Bridge had been closed for a number of years following damage. It has now been re-opened.

One of the Lake District's most popular walking routes has reopened thanks to a generous donation by a Friends of the Lake District member and the hard work of the Lake District National Park Authority.  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.