Welcome to The Hug

The Hug* is the collective name for Elizabeth & Paul Oldham and an immense number of bears.

The non-ursine members of The Hug are computer software professionals who have worked in different areas of the computer industry and enjoy tinkering with Linux, doing increasing interesting things with maps, developing and maintaining web sites, running mailing lists and generally being as nerdy as possible.

We are also responsible for the WalkLakes web site which aims is to help you make the most of walking in the Lake District.

Where we can we work pro bono for not for profit organisations but we also take on paid work for organisations looking for mapping solutions or help with their Linux sysadmin issues.

If you think we can help you then contact us.

* Hug:
  1. v. hold closely in one's arms, usually with affection; keep close to
  2. n. strong clasp with arms, grip in wrestling [prob Scand.]
  3. n. collective noun for teddy bears