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2024

April  
Herdy supports sheep safety this spring  
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March  
Piers Gill. Something has changed.  
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February  
Using our Mapping for Other Walks  

2023

November  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
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September  
Hills Database Updated  
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August  
Being Prepared  
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July  
Leave Only Pawprints  
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June  
Mountain Rescue Box ransacked  
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May  
A Happy Lake District Story  
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April  
Lost in the Lakes  
Wasdale MRT Open Day  
No More Accommodation Adverts  
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February  
The Perils of Relying on a Smartphone  
Hill Top Bagging  
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January  
Challenging Paths  
Looking Forward to a New Year  

2022


• Using our Mapping for Other Walks

Here at WalkLakes we have two obsessions: walking and mapping and here's an example of our mapping being used by other people to create great walks.

Here at WalkLakes we have two obsessions: walking and mapping. So as well as finding you the best Lake District walks we also illustrate them using our our mapping, which we call WayMaps, and you see that used both in our walks and our GPS Mapping app.  read more ...


• 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

With autumn upon us, the fells are going brown as flora and fauna prepare to sleep through the harshness of winter. This is a great time to be out on the fells, there's a quiet solitude awaiting those who do. Especially away from the popular areas you may go all day without seeing anyone else.  read more ...


• Challenging Paths

Some paths on our maps and walks are challenging. How do we identify those?

There was an incident recently where Keswick MRT had to be called out after walkers got cragfast on a path on Barf and it made the news as they were using a hiking app that took them down the path.  read more ...


• New Scafell Pike Walk

As Scafell Pike is a very popular fell to want to climb we've added another walk, this time via Mickledore, to our portfolio.

As Scafell Pike is a very popular fell to want to climb we've added another walk to our portfolio, this time via the rough terrain of Mickledore. Joining two of our favourite paths this circular route Scafell Pike circular via Mickledore passes through fantastic mountain scenery to summit Scafell Pike and shows you some outstanding long-distance views.  read more ...


• Cumbria Way Diversion

The path used by the Cumbria Way between Dalston and Cummersdale is currently closed until February 2023. We have details and a proposed diversion route.

The path used by the Cumbria Way between Dalston and Cummersdale is currently closed until February 2023 as detailed in this article from Dalston Parish Council. The closure points are marked in red on the map below along with our proposed diversion in purple.  read more ...


• The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg

We've recently resurveyed this walk and it's now pretty back to its original route, although now with added tunnel!

The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg is one of our oldest walks, and indeed it's the first walk I ever did in the Lake District long before we set up WalkLakes so it was one of the first walks we put on the site.  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.