Love Langdale - Path Repair Project

by Lake District Foundation in Great Langdale, England, United Kingdom

Love Langdale - Path Repair Project

£1,117

raised of £5,000 target

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supporters
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by January 29th 2019 at 1:03pm

The Lake District Foundation, in partnership with Fix the Fells, is aiming to raise £5k for vital path repair work in the Langdale Pikes.

by Lake District Foundation in Great Langdale, England, United Kingdom

Do you love the Lake District? Do you love the Langdale Pikes? Then please support our 'Love Langdale' crowdfunding campaign...

The jagged skyline of Langdale is one of Lakeland's most beautiful sights - and the distinctive peaks of the Pikes are a much-loved playground for walkers, runners, cyclists and tourists alike. But this popularity comes at a price. The Langdale Pikes are suffering from ongoing erosion caused by human activity. This is where the work of Fix the Fells dedicated teams of rangers and volunteers is of crucial importance. Please help support this vital conservation work. Every donation - no matter how big or small - makes a real difference. 



The Project

In particular, we need to raise £5,000 for vital repair and maintenance work to the upland path from Stake Pass to Pike O'Stickle, via Martcrag Moor. This popular path is well-used by outdoor enthusiasts exploring the beauty of the Langdale Pikes - but it is in real need of repair and maintenance work. We intend a carry out a programme of work on the path in 2019. This work will be carried out by Fix the Fells volunteers, with assistance from specialist rangers. With your donations we will be able to:


  • build new sections of a sheep fleece path*
  • landscape erosion scars and gullies
  • define and rationalise the line of the path, avoiding a fragile upland bog habitat
  • ensure more effective drainage for the path

*  A sheep fleece path sounds odd, but it is a recognised, traditional technique that  involves ‘floating’ a gravel path over peat bog by using the fleece as a barrier between the ground below and the path surface above, providing an excellent path that blends in effectively with its surroundings. Building sheep fleece paths is a very sustainable and environmentally friendly way of working. Last year, we sourced the fleeces from a local farm and used fell ponies to transport them up the mountain - again traditional techniques in action. 


This work will help to prevent the spread of ugly erosion scars in the beautiful fells, as well as provide key conservation and environmental benefits including preserving upland habitats for plant species and preventing sediment run-off into streams and tarns.

Thank you so much for reading about our project. Please donate as much as you can and help preserve the beauty of the Lake District for future generations.

For more information on the work of our volunteers, see the video below:

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Fix the Fells t-shirt from Geo Clothing

An epic Fix the Fells t-shirt from our partners at Geo Clothing(www.geoclothing.co.uk) in a size of your choice

£10 or more

Fix the Fells pin badge

Fix the Fells pin badge

£20 or more

8 of 10 claimed

Lake District Foundation goodie bag

Lake District Foundation goodie bag - tote bag, Conquer the Lake District patch, badge and pen

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Day out with the Fix the Fells volunteers

Spend a day with the Fix the Fells lengthsmen volunteers on a 'drain run'

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Day in the fells with adventurer James Forrest

Go for a hike with local adventurer and author James Forrest, aka Mountain Man


Let's make 'Love Langdale - Path Repair Project' happen