The hills and mountains of the Lake District and Cumbria are not high by international standards, and severe snow and ice conditions are rare, but nevertheless they should not be underestimated as they can be unforgiving for even the most experienced and well-prepared walkers.
Severe weather conditions can set in in minutes (particularly given the proximity of the area to the coast) and navigation can be difficult at the best of times due to a scarcity of obvious paths and tracks.
Do not venture into the mountains unless you are fully equipped and prepared!
For more advice and guidance on how to stay safe and plan your journey, click here and download the leaflet.
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 999 AND ASK FOR MOUNTAIN RESCUE