Fix the Fells – inspiration from the Lakes

lakeland fells

I am just back from the Lakes and I am inspired!  While out walking I came across a group of volunteers cleaning a hill path, I stopped to have a chat and learned that they do the path every 3 months and that they were from Fix the Fells.

Fix the Fells – Protecting our spectacular Lakeland Fells from erosion by maintaining and repairing the paths

I was inspired as they have 100 people on the books with 75 people being active.  They always work in small groups.  They receive formal training in footpath work, customer relations and first aid and earn discounts in local stores (the more they volunteer the greater the discount.)

For further information…..

They have a very active Blog with some great articles. Including:

Where do fell fixers go on holiday

Making Progress at Hole in the Wall

Snow, sun, snow sandwich