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Fell-walking essentials for over the festive period

Walking on the Lake District fells in winter is particularly dangerous. Every year people are seriously injured or even killed.

If you're thinking of heading out over the festive period, rememeber that conditions can be treacherous when there's ice and snow around and it's vital to have the right equipment to stay safe:



Sir Anthony Hopkins visits the Lake District

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Hollywood actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, has tweeted a picture of himself in the Lake District.

The 79-year-old Welsh actor is arguably best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs and has most recently starred in the critically acclaimed TV series Westworld.

He described the Lakes as 'beautiful' in a tweet to his 141,000 followers on Twitter.

It's thought the picture was taken at Claife Viewing Station, overlooking Lake Windermere in south Cumbria.

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