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2018

January  
Hills Database Updated  
Winter Walking in the Fells  
Getting in Trouble on the Fells  

2017

December  
Our Walks in 3-D  
A Christmas Present  
emergencySMS  
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November  
The Thirlmere Zip Wires  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
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October  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
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September  
New Gazetteer  
New Path, New Crossing  
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August  
Moving Time and Speed  
Keeping Safe on the Fells  
New Release of our Maps  
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July  
Picnic in the Park  
Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site  
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June  
John Muir Trust to take care of Helvellyn  
Improved Met Office Mountain Forecast  
More Improvements to our Mapping App  
Life of a Mountain: Blencathra  
Keswick Railway Path Starts to Re-Open  
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May  
Classifying Hills  
Scattering Ashes  
Look out for Ticks  
Phones and Tablets  
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April  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
No Road Access to Tarn Hows Today  
Hills Database Updated  
We've Improved Our Walk Maps  
Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells  
Displaying Your Walks in 3D  
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March  
We've Improved Our Walk Profiles  
Merrell All Out Blaze Vent Gore-Tex Hiking Shoes review  
Numbering the Grid  
Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells  
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February  
On Tracks and Routes  

2016


• Winter Walking in the Fells

At the risk of appearing to be harping on about winter conditions we've just read about another rescue which highlighted the value of the LDNP fell top report

At the risk of appearing to be harping on about winter conditions (see our last post) we've just read a report of another rescue from the high fells, this one on Helvellyn where Patterdale MRT were out until well into the night rescuing two walkers from Striding Edge.  read more ...


• Our Walks in 3-D

You can now view any of our walks in 3-D on your screen without any additional software needing to be installed.

Our labours on viewing maps in 3-D have now born fruit and one product of this is that just in time for the new year you can now view any of our walks in 3-D on your screen, be it a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.  read more ...


• New Release of our Maps

We've released another set of map tiles today with the latest updates from our data sources and some tweaks to the rendering

You may remember that back in December we launched our WayMaps mapping tiles which are built from open data from a number of sources put together with our own styling.  read more ...


• Keswick Railway Path Starts to Re-Open

First steps have been completed in re-opening the path along the old Keswick railway line


Emma Atkinson and dog Togo on the newly created Keswick to Threlkeld path's diversion

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• More Improvements to our Mapping

Our programme of improving our mapping, which is used in our walk maps and other places, continues and we've put a new release on the site today.

Here at WalkLakes our programme of improving our mapping, which is used in our walk maps and other places, continues and we've put a new release on the site today.  read more ...


• No Road Access to Tarn Hows Today

There is no road access to Tarn Hows today, Thursday 20th April, due to road resurfacing work. If you want to visit we have another option for you.

We saw this tweet from the National Trust on Twitter this morning:  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.