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2017

November  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
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October  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
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September  
New Gazetteer  
New Path, New Crossing  
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August  
Moving Time and Speed  
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New Release of our Maps  
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July  
Picnic in the Park  
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June  
John Muir Trust to take care of Helvellyn  
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Life of a Mountain: Blencathra  
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May  
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April  
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March  
We've Improved Our Walk Profiles  
Merrell All Out Blaze Vent Gore-Tex Hiking Shoes review  
Numbering the Grid  
Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells  
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February  
On Tracks and Routes  

2016

December  
We've Upgraded Our Maps  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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November  
Keswick After Storm Desmond  
£4,000,000 Flood Recovery Cash Boost  
Why Do Some Maps Appear Crooked?  
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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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