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2021

October  
National Trust, Fords, Paths, and Toilets  
Busy and Tragic October Start for the Team  
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July  
Buttermere shuttle bus from Cockermouth  
Labels and Footbridges  
Lake District Trig Points  
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June  
The Missing Toposcope  
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May  
Camping in the Lake District  
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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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• 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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• Chris Lewis Support Fund

Chris Lewis of Patterdale MRT suffered life changing injuries while assisting some camping illegally on Red Screes. Could you consider making a donation to his support fund?

In the early hours of 6th February, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out to assist someone camping on Red Screes above Kirkstone Pass.  read more ...


• 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 ...



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