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2018

August  
Parking Problems at Seathwaite  
A New Mountain in the Lake District  
Hills Database Updated  
New Release of Map Tiles Now Live  
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July  
Beware Blue Green Algae  
Great Cumbrian Landscapes  
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June  
The Lake District: a victim of its own success?  
In Praise of Keswick  
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May  
Some Walks From Coniston  
Windermere Ferry Closed  
Look out for Ticks  
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April  
GDPR is Approaching Fast  
Help restore the Keswick to Threlkeld Path  
Walking the High Fells  
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March  
Retrospective Geotagging  
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February  
New Tiles on our GPS Mapping Application  
Thirlmere Zip Wire Application Withdrawn  
Wild Camping in the Lake District  
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January  
Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100  
More on the Thirlmere Zip Wires  
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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• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills. 45 were added including Lease Knott in the Lakes and there's also lots of other changes, mostly minor.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database. We were previously on version 16 and we're now on 16.1 which was released on 3rd August 2018.  read more ...


• New Tiles on our GPS Mapping Application

We've added a new source of aerial photography tiles to our GPX mapping application.

If you use our GPS mapping application and you have logged in then you used to be able to use aerial photography for Bing. These tiles are often very good, for example they are in the Lake District, but elsewhere in the UK there are gaps with no tiles present at some zoom levels and/or the best tiles being satellite rather than aerial photography.  read more ...


• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another 212 hills to our database and a new classification of Dodd.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database. We were previously on version 15.4.2 and we're now on 16 which was released on 23rd December 2017.  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 ...


• A Christmas Present

Our Christmas present for WalkLakes users is going to be a little late this year, but here's a preview.

When we're not out walking the Lakeland fells or hills elsewhere in the UK we're beavering away on the software we have on our site, in particular the GPX mapping app which has long had aerial photography available once you're registered and logged in.  read more ...


• More Improvements to our Mapping

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles with the usual update plus NCNs for the first time

We've just put online a new release of our map tiles. We do new releases regularly, not least to pick up any changes in the data coming from OpenStreetMap and also, in this release, the latest updates from Ordnance Survey's OS VectorMap District.  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.