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2020

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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March  
Meet Skye  
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February  
Lochaber MRT on Monday's Rescue  
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January  
Remembering Jessie 2005 - 2020  
Why we don't use What 3 Words  

2019

December  
"In Our Hands"  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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October  
Winter - Be Prepared  
Controversy over Path Restoration  
Buttermere Fell Care Day  
Buttermere Bridge Reopens  
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September  
'In Our Hands' Premiere  
Red Squirrel Campaign 2019  
Pooley Bridge Replacement  
Remembering a Significant Event  
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August  
Lake District For Sale, Again  
Become a Fell Top Assessor  
Change to the Cumbria Way  
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July  
Great Landscapes Week 2019  
Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar  
Lake District volunteers lead the way  
Expanding our National Park  
Your Dog and Other Animals  
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• Walking Near Cattle

There's been a number of incidents recently across the UK with walkers being badly injured or killed by cattle. We've got some thoughts on how to avoid the next walker being you.

Although less common than sheep you may come across cattle on your walk in the Lake District. Cows present a real problem as they are a danger to both you and your dog and every year people are killed or seriously injured by cows, with fractures to arms, ribs, wrist, scapula, clavicle, legs, lacerations, punctured lung, bruising, black eyes, joint dislocation, nerve damage and unconsciousness being among the reported injuries.  read more ...


• Coronavirus News

The Lake District is now cautiously re-opening and the LDNPA have been updating their guidance which is worth a read if you're thinking of coming this way.
[Last revised on 4th July]

The Lake District is now cautiously re-opening as many attractions, restaurants, pubs and overnight accommodation reopened on 4th July. The Lake District National Park Authority have been updating their guidance which is worth a read if you're thinking of coming this way. You can find their page here and it's been revised pretty much every day.  read more ...


• The Keswick to Threlkeld Path Tunnel

The path from Keswick to Threlkeld along the old railway line is currently being restored after Storm Desmond. As part of that a long closed tunnel is being re-opened.

Back in December 2015 Storm Desmond did significant damage all over the Lake District and for us one of the big losses the destruction of two of the bridges over the River Greta on the path from Keswick to Threlkeld along the old railway line which resulted in the temporary loss and the later diversion of one our earliest walks The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg.  read more ...


• Rydal Cave

As people can now visit the Lake District and go for walks we've been considering what we can sensibly recommend.

As people can now visit the Lake District and go for walks we've been considering what we can sensibly recommend and we have several walks around Loughrigg Fell which is a gentle fell which you should be able to summit safely. These walks also take in Rydal Cave.  read more ...


• Remembering Jessie 2005 - 2020

Jessie was the Border Collie / Golden Retriever cross dog that appears in many of our walk photos. She died at the beginning of January 2020.

We first met Jessie, and her brother Jack, at the Dogs Trust rescue centre at Snetterton in autumn 2010.  read more ...


• Winter - Be Prepared

With snow already on Helvellyn it's time to wash, proof and otherwise prepare your existing winter gear; and think about replacements, or new gear you might want to buy.

Winter is a wonderful time to be on the fells. Quieter than the busy summer months, you can find yourself alone on even the most popular fells during the week. There's nothing quite like an early start on a crisp frosty morning to make the most of the short daylight hours.  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.