WalkLakes Blog

Tags: All books equipment GPS John Ruskin Jonathan Otley maps news review safety walks

2018

February  
Wild Camping in the Lake District  
.
January  
Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100  
More on the Thirlmere Zip Wires  
Hills Database Updated  
Winter Walking in the Fells  
Getting in Trouble on the Fells  

2017

December  
Our Walks in 3-D  
A Christmas Present  
emergencySMS  
.
November  
The Thirlmere Zip Wires  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
.
October  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
.
September  
New Gazetteer  
New Path, New Crossing  
.
August  
Moving Time and Speed  
Keeping Safe on the Fells  
New Release of our Maps  
.
July  
Picnic in the Park  
Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site  
.
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  
.
May  
Classifying Hills  
Scattering Ashes  
Look out for Ticks  
Phones and Tablets  
.
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  
.
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  
.

• Wild Camping in the Lake District

We had an email today from someone asking us about wild camping in the Lake District and whether it was legal. It's an interesting question.

We had an email today from someone asking us about wild camping in the Lake District and whether it was legal. It's an interesting question.  read more ...


• Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100

Last night Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba presented a show "Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100" on ITV. Walks in the Lake District took five of the top ten slots including number 1.

Last night Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba presented a show Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100 on ITV showcasing walks voted for by more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts.  read more ...


• Winter Walking in the Fells

At the risk of appearing to be harping on about winter conditions we've just read about another rescue which highlighted the value of the LDNP fell top report.

At the risk of appearing to be harping on about winter conditions (see our last post) we've just read a report of another rescue from the high fells, this one on Helvellyn where Patterdale MRT were out until well into the night rescuing two walkers from Striding Edge.  read more ...


• Our Walks in 3-D

You can now view any of our walks in 3-D on your screen without any additional software needing to be installed.

Our labours on viewing maps in 3-D have now born fruit and one product of this is that just in time for the new year you can now view any of our walks in 3-D on your screen, be it a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.  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 ...


• 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 ...



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.