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2021

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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February  
Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue  
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January  
Remembering Jessie 2005 - 2020  
Why we don't use What 3 Words  

2019

December  
"In Our Hands"  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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October  
Winter - Be Prepared  
Controversy over Path Restoration  
Buttermere Fell Care Day  
Buttermere Bridge Reopens  
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• An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams

We are publishing this appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams in full and we urge you to read it before venturing out into the fells.

[We are publishing this appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams in full and we urge you to read it before venturing out into the fells.]  read more ...


• New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem

The LDSAMRA have issued a press release talking about the problems that the rise in inexperienced walkers is causing them.

The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association have issued a press release talking about the problems that the rise in inexperienced walkers is causing them.  read more ...


• Walking Near Cattle

There's been a number of incidents recently across the UK with walkers being badly injured or killed by cattle. We've got some thoughts on how to avoid the next walker being you.

Although less common than sheep you may come across cattle on your walk in the Lake District. Cows present a real problem as they are a danger to both you and your dog and every year people are killed or seriously injured by cows, with fractures to arms, ribs, wrist, scapula, clavicle, legs, lacerations, punctured lung, bruising, black eyes, joint dislocation, nerve damage and unconsciousness being among the reported injuries.  read more ...


• A Plea from Patterdale MRT

In the light of the relaxation of restrictions on movement in England Patterdale MRT are asking you to think carefully before coming to the Lakes and heading off up the fells.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team have issued a statement on Facebook which has been endorsed by the Lake District Search And Mountain Rescue Association. Patterdale MRT cover incidents on Helvellyn from the Ullswater side which is a one of the region's big accident blackspots with particularly difficult rescues on Striding and Swirral edges.  read more ...


• Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue

On Monday night Lochaber MRT had to rescue four poorly equipped people from Ben Nevis in blizzard conditions. This got a lot of attention from the public and Lochaber have now written about that. We think it deserves wider circulation.

On Monday night Lochaber MRT had to rescue four very poorly equipped people from Ben Nevis in blizzard conditions. It got a lot of media attention, the BBC for example reported it as Tourists in trainers rescued in Ben Nevis blizzard.  read more ...


• Winter - Be Prepared

With snow already on Helvellyn it's time to wash, proof and otherwise prepare your existing winter gear; and think about replacements, or new gear you might want to buy.

Winter is a wonderful time to be on the fells. Quieter than the busy summer months, you can find yourself alone on even the most popular fells during the week. There's nothing quite like an early start on a crisp frosty morning to make the most of the short daylight hours.  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.