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'Fix the Fells' Volunteer Workparty Wednesday 10th August

Join 'Fix the Fells' volunteers for the second of 3 days of work scheduled on Martcrag Moor, above the Langdale valley, to repair a path across peat bog built on top of sheep fleece. The path has suffered badly with water damage, so we’ll be installing stone cross drains using stone recently dropped by helicopter and we’ll also be topping up the path by opening up a ‘borrow pit’ to access the glacial tilth underneath the peat and using this material to enact the repairs. There’s also an interesting back story to the path around preserving the surrounding landscape and protection archaeological heritage, so lots for folk to find out about and plenty of varied work for all levels of abilities. 

Meeting at 09:00, be aware that there will be a strenuous walk to the site, approximately 2 miles and 1000 feet of climbing to the work site from where we park vehicles. The aim is to finish on site at around 2:30pm 

If you want to attend, you will need working waterproofs, gloves and safety boots. There may be the possibility of lending these if we know sized beforehand. You will also need to bring plenty of warm clothes/suncream as appropriate and food and drink for the day. 

If you are interested in attending this day or any of the others then please contact Rob Clarke, Fix the Fells volunteer coordinator with the National Trust.

To attend this or any/all of the other days scheduled for this work (Tuesday 9th and Friday 12th August) you must contact Rob Clarke, Fix the Fells volunteer coordinator, National Trust to confirm your place.

Email Rob at [email protected]