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2021

October  
National Trust, Fords, Paths, and Toilets  
Busy and Tragic October Start for the Team  
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July  
Buttermere shuttle bus from Cockermouth  
Labels and Footbridges  
Lake District Trig Points  
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June  
The Missing Toposcope  
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May  
Camping in the Lake District  
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February  
Chris Lewis Support Fund  
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January  
An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams  
Lake District to feature on New Stamp  
2020: a Mixed Year for Mountain Rescue  

2020

December  
New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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October  
Walking Near Cattle  
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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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• GPS and Elevation

... or "How high are we really?"

If you have a GPS you'll know that essentially it tells you three things: your longitude, your latitude and your elevation. This all sounds straightforward enough, if very clever, but in fact it's only half the story as things are nowhere near that simple.  read more ...


• What is a GPX file?

Paul looks into the mysteries of the GPX file.

If you use a GPS and want to exchange data with a computer then you will have had to grapple with GPX files. So what are they all about?  read more ...


• The Return of Ordnance Survey 1:50K

Before Christmas we had to drop OS 1:50K map tiles from our mapping application, now they're back.

Those of you who use our GPS mapping application will have been disappointed before Christmas when we had to drop OS 1:50K map tiles from our mapping application and impose strict quotas on the use of OS 1:25K map tiles and aerial photography.  read more ...



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