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2019

August  
Become a Fell Top Assessor  
Change to the Cumbria Way  
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July  
Great Landscapes Week 2019  
Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar  
Lake District volunteers lead the way  
Expanding our National Park  
Your Dog and Other Animals  
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June  
Stepping up to the Bowder Stone  
Yet Another Release of Mapping  
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May  
New Release of our Map Tiles  
Welcome to our new Web Site  
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April  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns  
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February  
Dogs and the Lambing Season  
Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April  

2018

December  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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November  
Glover Landscape Review  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal  
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October  
Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?  
Weather Watching  
Duddon Fell Care Day  
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September  
Thirlmere Fell Care Day  
Tour of Britain hits Cumbria  
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August  
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  
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July  
Beware Blue Green Algae  
Great Cumbrian Landscapes  
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• Winter - Time to check your gear

Time to wash, proof and otherwise prepare your existing winter gear; and 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 ...


• The Fell Top Assessors are Back

Decembers sees the start of the Lake District fell top assessors scheme.

The Lake District National Park's fell top assessors return this week just as snow has started to appear on the fells. This winter they will share even more top tips using #summitsafely to help walkers stay safe on the fells.  read more ...


• Weather Watching

In the wake of Storm Callum we've got some thoughts on how our web site can help you assess the weather conditions.

In the wake of Storm Callum last weekend we thought this was a good time to talk about how our web site can help you assess the weather conditions if you're visiting the Lakes.  read more ...


• The problem with The Priest's Hole

Last Sunday Langdale MRT and Patterdale MRT has to rescue four people trying to find The Priest's Hole. This is not the first such incident in recent times.

The Priest's Hole is a cave on the face of Dove Crag which has grown in popularity following the BBC's Secret Britain programme in 2016 and the programme has increased the number of people attempting to spend the night there.  read more ...


• Walking the High Fells

There is still snow on the high fells like Helvellyn and Scafell Pike with more forecast. These are not conditions for inexperienced walkers.

With April upon us and the Easter weekend coming to a close you might think that by now the high fells like Helvellyn and Scafell Pike were good places to walk up for a strenuous outing. This year however things are a bit different as we still have snow on the tops with more heavy snow forecast to fall today.  read more ...


• Winter Walking in the Fells

At the risk of appearing to be harping on about winter conditions we've just read about another rescue which highlighted the value of the LDNP fell top report.

At the risk of appearing to be harping on about winter conditions (see our last post) we've just read a report of another rescue from the high fells, this one on Helvellyn where Patterdale MRT were out until well into the night rescuing two walkers from Striding Edge.  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.