An impressive turnout of 91 volunteers, task leaders and staff, at Friends of the Lake District’s final mass-volunteering Fell Care Day for 2017 in Eskdale on Wednesday 8th November, resulted in a wide range of conservation tasks being completed to help look after the beautiful but fragile Lake District.

2 bridges rebuilt, 1 bridge repaired, 2 large fallen branches removed, entrance gate wire-fenced at How’s Wood
• 75 sqm woodland coppiced at How’s Wood
• 100 sqm of rhododendron bashed and burned at Stanley Ghyll
• 12 km of upland footpath repaired and maintained
• 20 sqm of scrub removed at Boot Corn Mill
• 80 sqm of scrub removed at Boot Old Railway and Incline historic site
• 30 m of Hedge laid at Field Head Farm
• 80 m of path cleared and 30m resurfaced along the Girder Bridge river path
• 450 trees planted and 200 maintained at Christcliff
• 9 km of upland path surveyed and 1 bag of rubbish cleared.
• 438 hours = 62.5 days of work completed
• 200 pieces of cake eaten!

Ruth Kirk, Fell Care Project Officer said, “We'd like to salute the truly amazing volunteers and task leaders who turned out in force in the glorious autumn sunshine last week to get stuck into a wide range of conservation tasks at our Eskdale Fell Care Day. The results are truly outstanding - and not just the amount of cake consumed! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you one and all.”

Friends of the Lake District will be holding more mass-volunteering Fell Care Days in 2018. For more information visit our Fell Care Days page or contact [email protected]rg.uk