To celebrate the news that the Dales and the Lakes have both got a little bigger, why not revisit our trip to the Howgills? Now part of a National Park, but of course it was just as splendid (if a little wet) back then.
Over recent months we have had a host of great walks added to the site. Regular contributor Mac Hawk has been diligently submitting a wide range of routes from the Settle–Carlisle line in the north of England, such as this one to Great Shunner Fell, as well as classics like this route up Whernside.
MPs have voted to allow fracking for shale gas 1,200m below national parks and other protected sites.
CFW don't get involved with politics, we care about walking and the environment. However, just as was the case with the government's plan to sell off national forests, protecting the environment and walking requires getting involved.