Author Topic: The Lakeland fells website  (Read 238 times)

JohnN

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The Lakeland fells website
« on: 17:38:14, 05/12/17 »
Along with David Hall I see that another old favourite has hung up his website boots. Andrew Leaney's Lakeland Fells website ( http://www.leaney.org/) is no more. His was part of the 'trilogy' of sites I always referred to when I started out doing the Wainwright's (his, David Hall's and Sean McMahon's). Actually, that's a lie. I think I found his site before the others when I first started out walking the Lakeland Fells.
Many thanks Andrew for the great route ideas, images and dedication over many years. You certainly brought me a lot of pleasure and many useful tips. I don't know where you've moved on to but hopefully you'll be carrying on walking and continuing with your superb photography.
Very best wishes.

April

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Re: The Lakeland fells website
« Reply #1 on: 09:40:55, 06/12/17 »
This is very sad news. Andrews site was another great resource of walks in the Lakes, another one gone :(

Andrew Leaney featured in my poem as a tribute to David Hall and other website creators, authors, bloggers and vloggers.
Here is the thread
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=34781.0

Thank you Andrew we owe you a lot  O0

JohnN, I think Andrew has moved to Scotland? See this site, beautiful photos.
https://www.abreakintheclouds.co.uk/
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

JohnN

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Re: The Lakeland fells website
« Reply #2 on: 13:10:49, 06/12/17 »
Love the poem April-you managed to get everyone I follow in! And thanks for the link to Andrew's photo site. Yes, they are beautiful. If he has gone to Scotland then there'll be plenty more to view!
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bricam2096

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Re: The Lakeland fells website
« Reply #3 on: 18:49:55, 06/12/17 »
I don't wish to sound ungrateful as I've had many fine walks with help from these kind of websites that I find very helpful but I don't understand why they delete all the content when they know that just leaving it there and not updating will still be found very useful by people like me  :-\

Just seems a shame to spend years on building up great websites and then delete them  :(
LDWs done - 21 in total including 9 National Trails and 3 C2C

Wainwrights 169
www.brians-walks.co.uk

Dazza

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Re: The Lakeland fells website
« Reply #4 on: 19:53:56, 06/12/17 »
I don't wish to sound ungrateful as I've had many fine walks with help from these kind of websites that I find very helpful but I don't understand why they delete all the content when they know that just leaving it there and not updating will still be found very useful by people like me  :-\

Just seems a shame to spend years on building up great websites and then delete them  :(

It could well be the hosting costs, not all hosts are cheap (mine was 80pa a few years back) , and even if they are why would you pay for something you no longer use? Though I suppose you open a patreon and get hosting costs funded though you;d have to be careful about 'income'.

However you may still find the site (may be a bit broken though, depends how the site was built) on the way back machine - https://archive.org/web/ an archive of old websites from the internet.

I kind of wished when I dropped my old site years ago (not walking related) that I didn't ask someone from the community if they'd mind hosting a now static site for me on a sub domain.

Maybe if anyone is in contact they could suggest that?
Dazza
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