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2020

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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June  
Stepping up to the Bowder Stone  
Yet Another Release of Mapping  
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May  
New Release of our Map Tiles  
Welcome to our new Web Site  
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April  
Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns  
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February  
Dogs and the Lambing Season  
Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April  

2018

December  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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• 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 ...


• Controversy over Path Restoration

The saga of the re-surfacing of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path came to a head last night when Keswick Town Council passed a motion of no confidence in the Lake District National Park Authority over its decision to resurface the path.

The saga of the re-surfacing of the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path came to a head last night when Keswick Town Council passed a motion of no confidence in the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) over its decision to resurface the path.  read more ...


• Buttermere Bridge Reopens

Buttermere Dubbs Bridge had been closed for a number of years following damage. It has now been re-opened.

One of the Lake District's most popular walking routes has reopened thanks to a generous donation by a Friends of the Lake District member and the hard work of the Lake District National Park Authority.  read more ...


• Change to the Cumbria Way

We were contacted last week by someone who had used our Cumbria Way guide and found that the way had been moved. We've been researching why.

A lot of people use our guide to the Cumbria Way when planning to walk this long distance path from Ulverston to Carlisle across the Lake District National Park and last week we got an email from Roger who'd walked it recently. He'd found our guide very helpful but wanted to report that the path had been diverted at Newbiggin about one mile north of Ulverston.  read more ...


• Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar

The Lake District National Park Authority has improved a much-loved walking spot at Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar, thanks to a generous boost from the Ramblers.

The Lake District National Park Authority has improved a much-loved walking spot at Helsington Barrows and Scout Scar, thanks to a generous boost from the Ramblers.  read more ...



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