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2022

July  
The Old Keswick Railway Line and Latrigg  
Raven Crag and Castle Crag revisited  
Making it Easier to Get to our Walks  
Look out for Ticks  
Busy six days for the Wasdale MRT  

2021

October  
National Trust, Fords, Paths, and Toilets  
Busy and Tragic October Start for the Team  
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July  
Buttermere shuttle bus from Cockermouth  
Labels and Footbridges  
Lake District Trig Points  
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June  
The Missing Toposcope  
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May  
Camping in the Lake District  
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February  
Chris Lewis Support Fund  
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January  
An Appeal from Cumbria's Mountain Rescue teams  
Lake District to feature on New Stamp  
2020: a Mixed Year for Mountain Rescue  

2020

December  
New Visitors to Cumbria remain a Problem  
The Fell Top Assessors are Back  
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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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• Updating Heights

We've been working behind the scenes on updating our height data which we use in our GPS mapping application and also for our walks.

We've been working behind the scenes on updating the height data which we use in our GPS mapping application and also for our walks. This has involved merging NASA SRTM height data for Ireland and the Isle of Man with the latest release of Ordnance Survey's OS Terrain 50 data for Great Britain (previously we were using SRTM data for Ireland and an older release of the Ordnance Survey's height data for Great Britain and Isle of Man).  read more ...


• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills. 45 were added including Lease Knott in the Lakes and there's also lots of other changes, mostly minor.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database. We were previously on version 16 and we're now on 16.1 which was released on 3rd August 2018.  read more ...


• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another 212 hills to our database and a new classification of Dodd.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database. We were previously on version 15.4.2 and we're now on 16 which was released on 23rd December 2017.  read more ...


• Hills Database Updated

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another 1103 hills to our database including, for the first time, 1099 in Ireland and makes lots of changes to the existing hill data.

We've just imported the latest version of the Database of British and Irish hills which adds another four British hills to our database and makes lots of changes to the existing hill data. We were previously on version 15.3 and we're now on 15.4.2 which was released on 9th February 2017.  read more ...


• We've Improved Our Walk Maps

We have just release a major upgrade to our WayMaps tiles which, for example, adds relief shading.

We have just release a major upgrade to our WayMaps tiles and the supporting mapping application. To remind you the WayMaps tiles are used for:  read more ...


• Displaying Your Walks in 3D

With some fanfare the Ordnance Survey announced this week that their subscription mapping application could now display walks in 3D ... on our web site you've been able to do that for a long time, for free.

With some fanfare the Ordnance Survey announced this week that their subscription mapping application could now display your walks in 3D ... with our web site you've been able to for ages, for free. Here's a screenshot of it in action:  read more ...



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Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.