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2018

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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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Thirlmere Zip Wire Application Withdrawn  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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• Thirlmere Fell Care Day

Thirlmere has taken a bit of a bruising this year so the Friends of the Lake District want people to join them to give a bit of time and care back to this special place at their Thirlmere Fell Care Day.

Thirlmere has taken a bit of a bruising this year, both from the threat of major development which would have substantially altered its tranquil character, to the toppling of many trees from storms over on the western shore which is still restricting access.  read more ...


• Tour of Britain hits Cumbria

The Tour of Britain cycle race will be in Cumbria this Thursday and Friday (6th-7th) September with road closures and, no doubt, congestion on open routes.

If you are visiting the Lakes in the next few days then be aware that the Tour of Britain cycle race will be in Cumbria this Thursday and Friday (6th-7th) September. A great spectacle to see if you're so inclined but there will of course be road closures and, no doubt, congestion on open routes.  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 ...


• Parking Problems at Seathwaite

Parking at Seathwaite is difficult all year around but now, in the height of the season, it's a real problem.

If you've ever visited Seathwaite to walk up Great Gable or Scafell Pike then you will already be aware that there are parking issues up there. Here's the view when the Google Streetview car visited in April 2010 and even on an overcast Spring day where it had clearly rained earlier almost all the available parking was in use.

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• A New Mountain in the Lake District

Miller Moss aka Little Lingy Hill has been resurveyed and found to be 610.1m rather than 609m. That means it's over 2000 feet high which makes it a mountain.

It was perhaps inevitable that as soon as the latest revision of the Database of British and Irish hills was released and we imported it into our hills database a significant change was discovered, and this time it was in the Lakes.  read more ...


• 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 ...



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