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2020

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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March  
Meet Skye  
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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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• Thirlmere Fell Care Day

Thirlmere has taken a bit of a bruising this year so the Friends of the Lake District want people to join them to give a bit of time and care back to this special place at their Thirlmere Fell Care Day.

Thirlmere has taken a bit of a bruising this year, both from the threat of major development which would have substantially altered its tranquil character, to the toppling of many trees from storms over on the western shore which is still restricting access.  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 ...


• Windermere Ferry Closed

The vehicle ferry across Windermere will be closed on 21st May and 22nd May from 6pm to 6am

Advanced warning that the ever popular vehicle ferry across Windermere will be closed on 21st May and 22nd May from 6pm to 6am.  read more ...


• GDPR is Approaching Fast

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in a month and we've been working hard to prepare for it

If you use the Internet to do things, and who doesn't now, then you're probably starting to become aware that "something" is afoot as businesses suddenly seem to be contacting you about the data which they hold about you.  read more ...


• Classifying Hills

A new Munro was discovered this week ... or was it?

There was some news this week that, to quote The Scotsman, "Scotland could be getting a new Munro". This made us smile as it's unlikely, even though the hill Mullach nan Coirean East Top which lies between Kinlochleven and Fort William has been re-measured and it's been found that rather than being 910m (2986ft) tall it is 916.6m (3007ft). Hence everyone is getting excited because "a Munro is a hill in Scotland over 3000ft".  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 ...



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