|Lake District volunteers lead the way|
|Expanding our National Park|
|Your Dog and Other Animals|
|Stepping up to the Bowder Stone|
|Yet Another Release of Mapping|
|New Release of our Map Tiles|
|Welcome to our new Web Site|
|Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Returns|
|Dogs and the Lambing Season|
|Got an old GPS? It might stop working on 6th April|
|Winter - Time to check your gear|
|The Fell Top Assessors are Back|
|Glover Landscape Review|
|Blencathra Trig Detector Ring Appeal|
|Can you remember the first shooting star you saw?|
|Duddon Fell Care Day|
|Thirlmere Fell Care Day|
|Tour of Britain hits Cumbria|
|The problem with The Priest's Hole|
|Parking Problems at Seathwaite|
|A New Mountain in the Lake District|
|Hills Database Updated|
|New Release of Map Tiles Now Live|
|Beware Blue Green Algae|
|Great Cumbrian Landscapes|
|The Lake District: a victim of its own success?|
|In Praise of Keswick|
Paul has joined the approach shoe movement with a pair of Merrells.
You may remember Beth's enthusiasm for her first pair of decent approach shoes in a review she posted here a while back and she's not the only hill walker I know who's moved from the stout boots that we were all brought up to wear for walking to the much lighter option of the approach shoe. read more ...
Other walking magazines and web sites bring you gear reviews of poles, boots, and clothing. We go straight to the thing that matters ...
Other walking magazines and web sites bring you gear reviews of poles, boots, and clothing. We go straight to the thing that matters: food and specifically Kendal Mint Cake. Kendal Mint Cake is essentially a way of delivering glucose for an immediate hit of energy, followed by sugar which is processed quite quickly into glucose! read more ...
Beth has a look at her first pair of approach shoes and finds them really good.
This summer has seen a monumental shift in my walking footwear. I have recently discovered the joys of approach shoes. read more ...
Beth's had her pair a few months now - here's what she thinks of them.
I've had these a few months now, bought from The Keswick Boot Company. Long enough now for a review. It's quite tricky to review footwear as the fit is absolutely paramount to the perception of how well a boot performs, and we all have subtly different shaped feet. What works for one person may not work for another. So there is bound to be quite substantial difference of opinions. Suffice to say, when buying any walking boots or shoes go to a good, preferably independent, retailer like the aforementioned Alex at Keswick Boot. read more ...
Beth reviews her latest purchase.
I have two Velez smocks, one from 2008 - a men's medium. And one I bought a few days ago - a lady's size S. The reason being, simply, 7 years ago the colours of the women's Páramo was so dire I opted for the men's black! read more ...
How Paul keeps his legs warm while walking the dog.
I should start with a warning: these are not fell walking trousers. For two reasons, firstly when you start doing any work you'll find them too warm and second they're not waterproof, just "shower resistant" and they're poly-cotton so, if they do get wet, they're going to take a while to dry out. read more ...