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2018

June  
The Lake District: a victim of its own success?  
In Praise of Keswick  
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May  
Some Walks From Coniston  
Windermere Ferry Closed  
Look out for Ticks  
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April  
GDPR is Approaching Fast  
Help restore the Keswick to Threlkeld Path  
Walking the High Fells  
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March  
Retrospective Geotagging  
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February  
New Tiles on our GPS Mapping Application  
Thirlmere Zip Wire Application Withdrawn  
Wild Camping in the Lake District  
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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  
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November  
The Thirlmere Zip Wires  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
Winter - Time to check your gear  
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October  
More Improvements to our Mapping  
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September  
New Gazetteer  
New Path, New Crossing  
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August  
Moving Time and Speed  
Keeping Safe on the Fells  
New Release of our Maps  
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July  
Picnic in the Park  
Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site  
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• An introduction to John Ruskin

Beth discovers Ruskin and his Lake District connections.

John Ruskin memorial on Friar's Crag
John Ruskin's memorial on Friar's Crag

In the Lake District John Ruskin must be one of the regions most overlooked characters, unless you happen to work for the National Trust at Brantwood. In the Victorian era he was a public figure, a poet, leading art critic and notable artist with watercolours of mountains and nature as well as being seen as something of a revolutionary. He campaigned on social issues, attacked the excesses of industrialisation, and spoke up for the environment.  read more ...



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