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Welcome to our new Web Site  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns  
Dogs and the Lambing Season  
Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April  


Winter - Time to check your gear  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
Glover Landscape Review  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal  
Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?  
Weather Watching  
Duddon Fell Care Day  
Thirlmere Fell Care Day  
Tour of Britain hits Cumbria  
Updating Heights  
The problem with The Priest's Hole  
Parking Problems at Seathwaite  
A New Mountain in the Lake District  
Hills Database Updated  
New Release of Map Tiles Now Live  
Beware Blue Green Algae  
Great Cumbrian Landscapes  
The Lake District: a victim of its own success?  
In Praise of Keswick  
Some Walks From Coniston  
Windermere Ferry Closed  
Look out for Ticks  
GDPR is Approaching Fast  
Help restore the Keswick to Threlkeld Path  
Walking the High Fells  

• Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal

The trig detector ring on Blencathra was been stolen. An appeal aims to replace it.

The Hallsfell Top on Blencathra is, or rather was, marked by a simple concrete ring, what the Ordnance Survey call a "trig detector ring", as opposed to the usual trig point. The concrete ring was a low concrete circle about 50cm in diameter, that actually sat on top of a buried block. Here's a photo we took of it a few years ago.  read more ...

• Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?

A guest post from Rachel Damms, Fundraising Officer with the Friends of the Lake District.