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Mountain Area weather forecasts

IMG_5838 Weather - iFootpathIdeal for planning walks across the UK National Parks - the Met Office weather guides and forecasts that are now available for a number of areas including the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Lake District and the Scottish East and West Highlands. These are not the same as their regional (postcode based) weather forecasts but provide predictions on weather conditions and potential hazards. Really useful and recommend bookmarking. Normal caveats apply!

See the Met Office website for further information and to check the weather conditions.

UPDATE: There's also the Mountain Weather Information Service that provides area forecasts for 5 areas of Scotland, Snowdonia, the Peak District and the Lake District.

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Length

The length (in miles) of a walk is an approximation of the overall of the walking guide, not a measure of the distance "as the crow flies" between any two points. This is based on the GPX file that was created when the author walked the route and rounded to the nearest mile.length

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult it is to walk. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 walking boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles or other obstacles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. Do be aware that the level of stamina required will vary and you should only walk within your limits - the indication of walk length will help with this. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles.

Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

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