Newlands Adventure Centre help Fix the Fells
Newlands Adventure Centre, Stair have for the fourth year continued their support of the Fix the Fells programme by donating a day work from each of their staff to maintain 10 kilometres of upland path and clear out 36 drains from Force Crag Mine Braithwaite to the summit of Grasmoor.
Seven Fix the Fells volunteers and nine Newlands staff led by the Fix the Fells programme Manager Tanya Oliver and Newlands Company Director Iain Brooks spent a day of “fun in the sun” repairing and doing this essential maintenance work.
Tanya Oliver said, “Having the support of the Newlands Adventure Centre is fabulous. It is important to help spread the word amongst fell-users and people who love the outdoors about the fragility of the landscape and how we can all help by keeping to the paths wherever possible. It is great having a local business that utilises the outdoors being so enthusiastic about giving something back to the uplands and with so many people helping out it means we get a lot done in one day. Our thanks goes to all those who got involved and we are already looking forward to next year!
Iain Brooks on behalf of Newlands Adventure Centre said, “Working and supporting Fix The Fells fits in with Newlands ethos and environmental policy. Carrying out such work allows the staff to better understand how best to reduce damage to the paths on the high fells allowing them to pass on that knowledge to all they lead on fell walks during their day to day business.”
Newlands Adventure Centre is the winner of many county and national environmental awards and is one of 3 finalists for The Green Tourism Business Scheme Goldstar Award, which is the largest environmental award scheme in the world.