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The weather may have been a bit murky but the smiles of those taking part in our Eden Fell Care Day on Wednesday 4th November certainly lit up the landscape.

107 volunteers, 14 task leaders and 7 staff gathered for a day of practical conservation which yielded impressive results:

  • 9m of dry stone wall rebuilt
  • 30m of hedge laid
  • 19km of upland path drains cleared and swept
  • 316 trees planted (200 hawthorn, 16 willow, 100 oak and birch)
  • 2000 m3 of vegetation cleared
  • 617 hours of work completed = 88 days
  • Over 300 pieces of cake eaten!

Ruth Kirk, Fell Care Project Officer said,

“This was our third and final Fell Care Day of 2015 and the turn-out of willing and enthusiastic volunteers was terrific.

“They got stuck into a wide range of tasks from upland path maintenance and tree planting near Haweswater to hedge laying and dry stone walling at Orton.

“As well as an enjoyable, physical day in the outdoors the volunteers all went home with a real sense of satisfaction that they’d played a part in helping protect our spectacular Cumbrian countryside.

“Thanks must also go to our partner organisations on the day: Lake District National Park, Fix the Fells, Eden Rivers Trust, RSPB and Lancashire and Westmorland Hedge Laying Association.”

Our Fell Care Days will be returning next year. To get involved, sign up for our newsletter or become a member to support our vital work.