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The following are some websites I find useful, informative, and inspiring for my mountaineering:    

The Mountain Weather Information Service provides detailed weather forecasts for 8 areas of the United Kingdom.
Provides detailed weather forecasts for mountaineering in UK
Lake District weather forecasts
Weather charts and other forecasts
Good site for weather synoptic charts and other interesting weather things

Avalanche Information Service
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service. Essential for winter walker and climbers. Daily updates throughout the season.
Details of snowfall in Scotland over past few days.

Hill Walking Information
Leaney's Lakeland Fells - A photographic walking guide to the fells of the English Lake District
Ann Bowker's website with info on mountains and molehills across the world
John Dawson's Lake District Walks.
A useful source of info for planning your trips to Scotland

National Bodies
The professional body which represents the increasing number of British International Mountain Leaders (IMLs) who work in the hills and mountains of their home country, the alpine regions and further afield

Lake District National Park
Includes maps, photo gallery and information about this special corner of England
The British Mountaineering Council
The co-ordinating body for all mountain training schemes in the UK
The representative body for climbers, walkers, mountaineers and cross-country skiers who enjoy the Scottish mountains

Lots of links to webcams in Scotland and good reports on winter climbing and walking conditions

Mountain Rescue Teams,
Covering a large part of the Southern lake district, I am also an active hill going member of the team.
Langdale are the neighbouring team to Kendal and are one of the UK’s busiest teams
Keswick Team cover a large area of the Northern Lakes

Café in Staveley with good food, highly recommended

Other sites of Interest
The price comparison site for books and maps on walking throughout the UK and walker-friendly accommodation
Interesting site with info on MTB in Cumbria and lots of great pictures
Lots of info on Orienteering in the Lake District
Harvey maps. Maps for walking and cycling
Climbers shop - Ambleside. Specialists in climbing, mountaineering, hill walking and fell running gear.
StridingEdge, a photo diary of Lake District fell walks
Love the Lakes, locally sourced gifts from the Lake District
Kendal Mountaineering Club (KMC) is in an active and friendly Kendal based club

Outdoor Cumbria
Lake District Activities
A comprehensive guide to the best the Lake District has to offer the visitor, with sections on its lakes and mountains, towns and villages, visitor attractions and historic buildings. In short everything you need to plan a perfect holiday in the area.