More than 6 months have passed since Storm Desmond wrought such terrible damage on Cumbria, but the landscapes are still suffering the huge shock of the event and will continue to do so for some time.

That’s why we're sending a plea for volunteers to give a day of their time at our Glenridding and Patterdale Fell Care Day on Wednesday 6th July to begin to heal and restore some of the impacts that this area in particular has suffered.

Ruth Kirk, Fell Care Project Officer,

“Recent sunny weather has cast a beautiful glow on our stunning Lake District landscapes but you don’t have to look far to see the scars and wounds inflicted by Storm Desmond.

“We’re urging the people of Cumbria and beyond to come together on this one day to show that the power of people can begin to repair the damage wrought by the power of water. There are lots of tasks for all ages and abilities so please join us for a really important and worthwhile event.

“Ask your boss for the day off or bring a staff group! We’ll reward you with cake and you’ll go away feeling great having done so much to help.”

Tasks include repairing dry stone walls, mending upland fell paths including the paths up at Greenside mine and Glencoyne, beck clearance at Hartsop, restoration of the Gough Monument on Helvellyn as well as balsam and rhododendron bashing, and bracken control.

We have also commissioned a film about the flooding by award winning film maker Dom Bush. He'll be shooting footage at our Fell Care Day and submitting a short film to the Kendal Mountain Festival Film Competition in November.

For more information or to book onto the event visit our Fell Care Day events page or contact ruth-kirk@fld.org.uk