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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


• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills. There's a lot of changes, mostly minor, with tops moving and heights being more accurately measured.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills. We were previously on version 16.1 and we're now on 17.4 which was released on 14th July 2022. Our apologies that it's taken so long to get this release online but it was a big one.  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 ...


• National Trust, Fords, Paths, and Toilets

We've recently put online a new release of our map tiles which are widely used on this site. This release includes a number of new features.

We've recently put online a new release of our map tiles which are widely used on this site and are also available in our GPS mapping app. We do new releases regularly, not least to pick up any changes in the data coming from OpenStreetMap and the latest updates from Ordnance Survey's OpenData programme.  read more ...


• Busy and Tragic October Start for the Team

A guest post by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team about the first two weeks of October which have been exceptionally busy with 12 incidents in the first nine days.

A guest post by Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team  read more ...


• Buttermere shuttle bus from Cockermouth

There's a free shuttle bus running from Cockermouth to Buttermere from today until early September.

Starting today and running until 5th September the Lake District National Park Authority are running a free park and ride shuttle bus from Cockermouth to Buttermere.  read more ...


• Camping in the Lake District

As we're coming out of lock down here's our guide to camping in the Lake District.

This was a real problem in the Lake District last summer as everyone wanted to come here and camp. So camp sites got full. In addition people were irresponsibly wild camping and leaving a mess behind including whole tents, bags, rubbish and ... sadly ... poo.

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