Volunteers break records again!
Fix the Fells volunteers have been busy on the fells in 2015. After just six months they have completed an amazing 200 drain runs. This is nearly 40 more than at the same time in 2014.
They have also gifted 846 days working on the uplands - 150 more than the same time last year. As well as drain runs (where volunteers clear path drains of stones and vegetation and sweep loose stones from areas of stone-pitching) this work includes landscaping to remove erosion scars and gullies, stone-pitching, building path drains and a range of other techniques. It happens all year round and in all weathers.
2015 has seen the volunteers undertake a key project on the path to Easedale Tarn from Grasmere. This popular path has been badly eroded in places. The first section was completed earlier in the year and the second section nearer the tarn is now underway.
Repair work at Easedale
Fix the Fells Programme Manager Tanya Oliver said: "As always, our thanks goes to all the Fix the Fells volunteers. We could not keep on top of all the maintenance and repair work without their support. They are a vital part of the Fix the Fells project. Their contribution enables our rangers to focus on some of the larger projects, knowing the other paths are being maintained.
The task is enormous however so if anyone else wishes to volunteer long-term then we would love to hear from them."
More information on volunteering with Fix the Fells is available here.
Taking a break on Blencathra