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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  
Keeping Safe on the Fells  
New Release of our Maps  
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July  
Picnic in the Park  
Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site  
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June  
John Muir Trust to take care of Helvellyn  
Improved Met Office Mountain Forecast  
More Improvements to our Mapping App  
Life of a Mountain: Blencathra  
Keswick Railway Path Starts to Re-Open  
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May  
Classifying Hills  
Scattering Ashes  
Look out for Ticks  
Phones and Tablets  
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April  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
No Road Access to Tarn Hows Today  
Hills Database Updated  
We've Improved Our Walk Maps  
Stay Safe and Enjoy the Fells  
Displaying Your Walks in 3D  
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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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• 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 ...


• New Release of our Maps

We've released another set of map tiles today with the latest updates from our data sources and some tweaks to the rendering

You may remember that back in December we launched our WayMaps mapping tiles which are built from open data from a number of sources put together with our own styling.  read more ...


• Keswick Railway Path Starts to Re-Open

First steps have been completed in re-opening the path along the old Keswick railway line


Emma Atkinson and dog Togo on the newly created Keswick to Threlkeld path's diversion

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• More Improvements to our Mapping

Our programme of improving our mapping, which is used in our walk maps and other places, continues and we've put a new release on the site today.

Here at WalkLakes our programme of improving our mapping, which is used in our walk maps and other places, continues and we've put a new release on the site today.  read more ...


• No Road Access to Tarn Hows Today

There is no road access to Tarn Hows today, Thursday 20th April, due to road resurfacing work. If you want to visit we have another option for you.

We saw this tweet from the National Trust on Twitter this morning:  read more ...


• We've Improved Our Walk Maps

We have just release a major upgrade to our WayMaps tiles which, for example, adds relief shading.

We have just release a major upgrade to our WayMaps tiles and the supporting mapping application. To remind you the WayMaps tiles are used for:  read more ...



WalkLakes recognises that hill walking, or walking in the mountains, is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.