Our core partners are:
The National Trust - A UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces, and opening them up forever, for everyone http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ The National Trust lead the programme and are the major funder at present
Lake District National Park Authority - Looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/ LDNPA contribute to costs and provide advice and workers for practical work for Fix the Fells.
Natural England- To ensure that the natural environment is conserved, enhanced and managed for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development." (Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006) http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ Natural England offer funding for particular projects and work with us to ensure we protect our unique ecology.
Nurture Lakeland - Promoting sustainable tourism and conservation through practical action and sponsorship http://www.nurturelakeland.org/ Nurture Lakeland support our fundraising, particularly in the field of visitor giving.
Friends of the Lake District - Dedicated to protecting Cumbria’s landscape for the future http://www.fld.org.uk/ FoLD support our fundraising, communications and we work with them on "Fell Care Days"
Cumbria County Council - Serving the people of Cumbria http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/ The County Council as the Highways Authority support our work on the Public Rights of Way.
Volunteers - giving their time, skills and expertise to help with the practical work, communication, fundraising and policy decisions
These partners form the Programme Board and set the direction for Fix the Fells. They monitor the ten year business plan, budget, fundraising, audience development and practical works.
In addition to the core partners, Fix the Fells is linked with the following organisations and groups. They add real value in helping us shape the work we do, raise awareness, raise funds and challenging us on our techniques and priorities.
British Mountaineering Council
Cumbria Association of Local Councils
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Cyclists Tourists Club
Cumbria Bridleways Society
Fell Walking Clubs
Fell and Rock-Climbing Club
Local Access Forum
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
International Mountain Bike Association
Youth Hostel Association
Visitor Giving is a stunningly simple way of inviting voluntary donations from visitors who feel inspired to put something back into looking after the fells they love.
Through business members of responsible tourism organisation and Fix the Fells partner Nurture Lakeland, which delivers Visitor Giving in Cumbria, over £500,000 has been donated to help repair and maintain the upland paths which so many people come to walk each year.
Got a business and want to get involved?
If you’re feeling inspired to join the band of businesses helping to look after our spectacular landscape, find out more about how to get involved. Here’s how just a few of the businesses are raising funds:
A leisure company with Hotel and Country Club, lodges and apartments plus a traditional country pub, they were the first to offer guests the opportunity to raise funds for footpath restoration through a £10 donation on timeshare management fees and £1 on hotel bookings.
Heart of the Lakes
Supporters of footpath repair projects since 1998. The Lake District's premier self-catering holidays agency wholeheartedly believes in the ongoing importance of valuable conservation work. They invite customers to make a donation of £2 for every cottage holiday booked.
English Lakes Coffee
English Lakes Coffee Company supply freshly roasted coffees, loose leaf teas and commercial espresso coffee machines & barista equipment throughout Cumbria. Every cup of coffee sold goes to help Fix The Fells.
Wainwright Fells Map
Created by Ian Shackelton as a labour of love, this beautifully illustrated A1 (840mm x 594mm) map, depicts all of Wainwrights 214 Lakeland Fells, over 200 Lakeland Tarns, 23 Youth Hostels, the road networks and towns and villages of the area. Each fell and tarn is grid referenced and colour coded to correspond with Wainwright's classic Pictorial Guides. All fells are listed in height order in both feet and metres
Lake District Guiding
Lake District Guiding offers guided walks, mountain biking and navigation training in the Lake District National Park. They are donating £1 or 1% of every booking received to Fix the Fells.
As serious about sustainability as they are about their cooking and gaining numerous green awards, Elder Grove add an additional £1 to every room booking which guests can choose not to pay – but 99% are more than happy to give a little to help Fix the Fells.
Peter House Farm
A piece of farmland is opened up each year as an area for keen fell-walkers to park and a voluntary contribution to Fix the Fells is encouraged in return. “We wanted to find a way to contribute to what brings our customers here in the first place – the countryside and the walking.”
The Lakeland Cottage Company
Offering a range of 90 holiday cottages in the Lake District, The Lakeland Cottage Company is passionate about and understands the huge importance of conserving the beautiful Lake District landscape and supports Fix The Fells with annual donations.
Leading UK self-catering holiday lettings agency holidaycottages.co.uk are passionate about the preservation of the beautiful landscapes that make up the Lake District. With the region being a much loved area for many of their visitors they are proud to support Fix the Fells with annual donations.
We also share links with related organisations. Have a look at some of these links below: