Mend the Lake District (Scafell Pike)

by Mend Our Mountains in Wasdale Head, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th June 2019 we successfully raised £15,517 with 378 supporters in 281 days

Following the success of our Scafell Pike path repair crowdfunder, we are now accepting ongoing donations of support.

by Mend Our Mountains in Wasdale Head, England, United Kingdom

During our original crowdfunding campaign, we successfully raised £14,932 with 372 wonderful supporters. We are now continuing to accept donations to keep repairs going. Find out more about our original plans below.


Welcome to the Mend Our Mountains Scafell Pike appeal. 

We're trying to raise £17,000 for England's tallest mountain. You can help us repair it by pledging today - the £17,000 we want to raise will enable us to undertake urgent work to halt the erosion in this area.

The mountain

Scafell Pike is England’s highest peak, an iconic mountain – a magnet for walkers, climbers, challenge participants and tourists. And for almost a century it has been a unique war memorial for the nation – gifted to the National Trust after the end of the First World War as a special place to remember fallen heroes. The centenary of the end of the war in 2018 marks a poignant anniversary.

The mountain is a much-loved place. But the sheer numbers of visitors, along with severe weather events, are putting the mountain under increasing pressure. Erosion is a constant problem. As the path grows wider, soil washes away and the fragile mountain habitat is damaged.

1536245393_lakes.jpgThe problem

Work on Scafell Pike and other Lake District mountains has been ongoing since the devastating floods in 2015. By donating here you will help to continue and strengthen that work. It takes a long time, and a lot of money, to repair even small sections of path on Scafell Pike – airlifts, ranger costs, volunteer hours and hazardous access make even minor improvements a big undertaking.

To make matters more complicated, Scafell Pike is pounded by thousands of extra feet as a result of the National Three Peaks challenge, with 24 hour use throughout the summer months. This has led to an alarming situation where paths are being damaged and eroded significantly faster than they can be fixed.

The solution - and what your pledge will do

The task of keeping the Lake District’s paths in good shape falls to footpath repair partnership Fix the Fells, who rely entirely on grants and donations to do their work. The money raised in this campaign will be used to stone-pitch new sections of various paths (e.g. Brown Tongue and Hollow Stones routes) on the way to the top of Scafell Pike, where the summit cairn will also be rebuilt.

The work will not only improve the quality of the path and the ease of access on Scafell Pike, it will also have a positive conservation and ecological impact, ensuring proper drainage and protecting vital ecosystems and habitats nearby. If we can raise the money needed, the path and its users will benefit for generations to come.

Volunteers getting stuck in on a path in the Lakes. Photo: National Trust

Incredible rewards

To help us reach this total (and those in our other Mend Our Mountains projects) we're working with a huge number of partners, many of whom have made incredibly kind donations - you can see some of them below.

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It means we can offer an amazing range of rewards - from t-shirts and mugs to unique experiences. You can see all of these, many of which are exclusive to the Lake District project, on the right. We think there's something for everyone, on any kind of budget, and we've worked hard to make sure our partners are offering you something really great in return for your valuable pledge.

And it's not just about the Lakes. As you've probably guessed, Mend Our Mountains is a huge campaign, spanning the entire family of 15 UK National Parks. We've got 13 primary projects in 11 parks, and every park will benefit in some way. Crowdfunding is just part of what we're doing - we want to raise £1,000,000 in total, the most ambitious campaign of its type ever.

If you want to take a look at all the projects in the appeal, and see how close we're getting to our overall target, check out the Mend Our Mountains Crowdfunder Homepage

Pledge today and protect Scafell Pike for the future.

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Reward images

Organic cotton Mend Our Mountain tees. Sizes shown: Men’s Medium, Women’s Small.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Mend Our Mountains T-shirt

Mend Our Mountains T-shirt with unique 'Beaten Track' artwork, designed by artist Tessa Lyons, on the front. Check out how it looks further down this page.

£10 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Montane Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Chief

British brand Montane is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018, pledge £10 and receive a limited edition Montane Chief; multi-purpose fast drying headwear that can be used to protect the head, neck or face. Featuring a repeat pattern of the Montane 25th Logo pattern on the iconic Montane orange background. Sure to be a collector's item.

£10 or more

ChiaCharge 20% off

Pledge £10 to get a discount code off online purchases at chiacharge.co.uk Minimum pre-discount purchase £20, other Ts and Cs apply.

£10 or more

15% Discount at Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock

Use in-store or online. Our Headline Sponsors are showing the love for Mend Our Mountains with a great discount across loads of outdoor products.

£10 or more

7 of 15 claimed

Get a free Love Cumbria card

Get a Love Cumbria card, offering loads of great discounts at participating retailers across Cumbria.

£10 or more

0 of 15 claimed

10% off cedar Manor Hotel

10% off bookings at Cedar Manor Hotel in Windermere. Ts and Cs apply.

£15 or more

Mend Our Mountains Mug

A beautiful bone china mug with design by acclaimed artist Tessa Lyons.

£15 or more

3 of 250 claimed

15% off Keswick Mountain Festival

15% off bookings for Keswick Mountain Festival when you pledge £15 or more.

£15 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Lake District Foundation Goodie Bag

A brilliant little Lake District themed goodie bag from the people who look after the Lakes on our behalf. Includes: an LDF tote bag, £1 in 'Lake District Pound' currency, a pin badge, pen and window sticker.

£20 or more

14 of 30 claimed

ChiaCharge Sample Pack

Get a tasty sample of ChiaCharge goodies when you donate £20 (or more). Check out photos on this page. The pack contains 11 items! See below for details. 6 Mini Flapjacks - 2 each original, banana and berry flapjacks 30g 3 Karma Bars - 1 each Karma bars each, Cocoa Karma, Coffee Karma and Cashew Karma 35g 2 Peanut Butter Flapjacks - 1 each New Peanut Butter and Cocoa Peanut Butter Flapjacks 50g RRP £10

£20 or more

2 of 15 claimed

25% off at the Burn How Garden House Hotel

25% off bookings at the Burn How Garden House Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere. Ts and Cs apply.

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Pack of 12 Clif Bars

Delicious Choc Chip flavour. Fuel your mountain adventures.

£25 or more

0 of 10 claimed

10% off at Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast

10% off at Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast in Ambleside. Ts and Cs apply.

£25 or more

0 of 15 claimed

15% off bookings at EA Mountain Activities

15% off any bookings for courses and days out with EA Mountain Activities.

£30 or more

Great Value discounted BMC membership

Support Mend Our Mountains even more by becoming a member of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) - the nation's representative body for walkers, climbers and mountaineers. (for non-BMC members)

£30 or more

1 of 50 claimed

30% off Keswick Mountain Festival

30% off bookings at Keswick Mountain Festival when you pledge £30 or more.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Lunch at the Cottage in the Woods

Voucher for a lunch for two at the Cottage in the Woods, Braithwaite.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Montane Prism Gloves

Get a Pair of Montane’s amazing Prism Gloves (RRP £45.00). These revolutionary PrimaLoft insulated, and Pertex outer fabric warm gloves have a micro pack size and a superb warmth to weight ratio. Ideal as multi-use gloves that will live unnoticed in your pack or pocket, they can easily be pulled on when needed.

£50 or more

Mend Our Mountains Hoodie

Limited edition Mend Our Mountains Hoodie with unique 'Beaten Track' artwork, designed by Tessa Lyons, on the back.

£50 or more

0 of 20 claimed

50% off Keswick Mountain Festival

50% off bookings at Keswick Mountain Festival when you pledge £50 or more.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

FREE ticket to Keswick Mountain Festival

Get a FREE ticket to Keswick Mountain Festival when you pledge £100 or more. Ts and Cs apply.

£130 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Vango 'Force Ten PCT' pack

This brilliant large rucksack from Vango is perfect for big trips and long hikes - "the ultimate in multi-day packs". Expandable - 50:60L. Grab one before they're gone! Courtesy of Vango.

£140 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Gregory 'Alpinisto' 35l bag

The Alpinisto 35 is a supremely capable mountain pack, ready to tackle a full day of ice climbing, ski touring, or mountaineering thanks to its wide range of alpine-specific features. 35-liter capacity and strippable design allow you to travel fast and light with minimal gear or go fully equipped and loaded to the brim. Thanks to Lyon Equipment and Gregory.

£150 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Fix the Fells Volunteering Experience

Pledge £150 to experience a day out on the Lake District fells with the Fix the Fells volunteer lengthsmen. Learn the techniques and try your hand at upland footpath maintenance. On a mutually convenient date, for up to 4 people.

£150 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Lake District Pound Collector Set - First Edition

This 2018 LD£ Collector Set contains a set of perfect condition, uncirculated Lake District Pounds - LD£20, LD£10, LD£5 & LD£1 - all featuring your own unique serial number. Every LD£ you collect funds projects that look after our landscapes and local communities. Join a global community of people who love the Lake District and want to help keep it special.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fix the Fells Ranger Day

A day out with a Fix the Fells ranger on the fells. An exciting opportunity to understand more about the incredible landscape around the Lake District, and all the work that goes into looking after it. Dates and locations to be arranged with the winner, can be tailored to suit interests and fitness etc. 2 people able to attend.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Petzl rope + Grigri pack

The perfect pack for someone looking to start out climbing indoors and out, or update their equipment. Includes a high-quality Petzl rope (model tbc), their patented Grigri belay device, and a screwgate carabiner. Thanks to Lyon Equipment and Petzl.

£300 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Vango 'Nemesis Pro 300' tent

Another amazing, high-quality reward from Vango - this time a versatile tent perfect for treks, multi-day missions, or even festivals.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Lakes history experience with Mary-Ann Ochota

A fascinating prize. A walk in the Lake District discovering hidden histories - pack horse bridges, corpse roads, prehistoric features and more. At a mutually convenient time in Spring 2019, in the Lake District.

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