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2022

July  
The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg  
Raven Crag and Castle Crag revisited  
Making it Easier to Get to our Walks  
Look out for Ticks  
Busy six days for the Wasdale MRT  

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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• A Concise Description of the English Lakes

Reading this 1827 book by Jonathan Otley Beth has come across some interesting snippets of historical interest.

I was researching something a while ago, not that I can remember what it was now, and came across this book. It's full title is a bit of a mouthful: A Concise Description of the English Lakes and Adjacent Mountains: With General Notices to Tourists; Notices of the Botany, Mineralogy, and Geology of the District; Observations on Meterology; The Floating Island in Derwent Lake; and The Black-Lead Mine in Borrowdale, by Jonathan Otley.  read more ...



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