The Lake District fells are a walkers’ paradise, attracting millions of visitors annually. But erosion from hikers’ boots is causing ugly scars, deep gullies and habitat loss in the fragile mountains. The environmental impact on endangered plant and animal life is deeply worrying, while the timeless beauty of the Lake District is at risk of being spoilt for future generations.
Fix the Fells has teams of rangers and over 100 volunteers who repair 200 paths a year by pitching paths, clearing drains and re-landscaping vegetation. This work protects the Lake District’s spectacular mountains from erosion and ensures everyone in society can enjoy the mountains.
Lakelovers staff, between them, will be walking 40 Wainrights to raise money for Fix the Fells.