Our amazing volunteers
In the first 10 months of 2015 our amazing volunteers have gifted a record number of days to Fix the Fells - over 1,550! This is already more than the whole of 2014 and well over the aim of 1,200.
These days have been spent on 353 drain runs (the bread and butter work of our volunteers, clearing drains on the upland paths) and 88 work parties (project work in fixed locations).
Tanya Oliver, Programme Manager, said: "Our volunteers are essential to the work of Fix the Fells. There is no way we could manage the volume of work we have maintaining and repairing the paths without them. The support they give our rangers is outstanding and we are very grateful to them."
It is an all-weather job as well. Come rain or shine they head out onto the fells to help ensure the paths are kept in good shape for everyone who enjoys them and for future generations. As well as maintaining over 100 paths through drain runs, they have worked on projects on the path from Grasmere to Easedale Tarn, Catbells and the Old Man of Coniston amongst others.
We have 87 active volunteers and ask for a minimum commitment of 12 days a year but some have completed over 100 days!
An amazing year for Fix the Fells volunteers.
Working on Catbells.