|Winter - Time to check your gear|
|Hills Database Updated|
|Leave Only Pawprints|
|Mountain Rescue Box ransacked|
|A Happy Lake District Story|
|Lost in the Lakes|
|Wasdale MRT Open Day|
|No More Accommodation Adverts|
|The Perils of Relying on a Smartphone|
|Hill Top Bagging|
|Looking Forward to a New Year|
|Hills Database Updated|
|New Scafell Pike Walk|
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
All our walks include a scrollable and zoomable map showing the location of the walk, and our printable PDF versions also include a road map of the area with the start of the walk highlighted but we've had requests from users to make it easier for them to get to the start point.
All our walks include a scrollable and zoomable map showing the location of the walk, and our printable PDF versions also include a road map of the area with the start of the walk highlighted but we've had requests from users to make it easier for them to get to the start point. read more ...