Friends of the Lake District is holding its second mass-volunteering 'Fell Care Day' event of the year at Grasmere on Wednesday 26 November, and will be hosting a visit from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for water, forestry, rural affairs and resource management, Dan Rogerson MP.

The Minister will have the opportunity to learn more about the issues surrounding our fragile upland landscapes and the vital role that volunteers can play in helping protect them.

Several hundred volunteers will be taking part in the event, doing a whole host of practical conservation and learning tasks including tree planting, red squirrel conservation and monitoring, a story-telling and a canoe based lake litter pick, upland path maintenance and repairs with Fix the Fells, woodland management, native bulb planting and a Sky Ride guided cycle around Grasmere.

Ruth Kirk, Fell Care Day organiser said: "This is a fantastic chance to join lots of like-minded people to make a real difference to looking after the spectacular landscapes that give us so much. Whatever your age, ability or fitness, we've got an activity that will suit you. Whether you'd like to learn more about the newly upgraded Grasmere cycle routes by bike, get your hands dirty with some woodland work or if you'd like to help serve the legendary Fell Care cake and tea at the end of the day, we'd love you to join us."

Forestry Minister Dan Rogerson said: "Cumbria boasts some of our country's most beautiful landscape and Friends of the Lake District do a fantastic job of protecting and improving it. Their hard work and enthusiasm makes a real difference and I am looking forward to joining them for their volunteer fell care day."

Friends of the Lake District's Grasmere Fell Care Day is working with partner organisations the National Trust, Lake District National Park, British Cycling, Woodmatters and Grasmere Red Squirrel Group to deliver the day's activities. And the all-important cake will be supplied thanks to the generosity of local businesses, Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread, The Daffodil Hotel and Dave Willan Fine Foods as well as volunteers and staff.

Book now to take part in Grasmere Fell Care Day – to see the full details of the fantastic range of tasks, download the GRASMERE TASKS form, complete the information requested and email it to [email protected].

Volunteers will begin and end the day at the Grasmere Village Hall.