Our work

Meet the rangers  © Photography by Ward

Meet the rangers

The Central & East Lakes Rangers

Our Ranger Team looks after nearly 14,000 hectares of valleys, lakes and fells.

The area has a wide range of landscapes and habitats including twenty-five tenanted farms, around 650 hectares of woodlands, impressive gardens, access to the shores of numerous lakes and remote tarns and numerous historic buildings.

Why do we do it?

Check out this great video that was filmed while our Fell Rangers were working up on Helm Crag. It nicely explains how and why we do our upland path work.

Cumbria National Trust Volunteers

Earlier this month the Cumbria National Trust Volunteers joined forces with the Ranger team based at St Catherine's in Windermere to get some work done.

Rangers at work

Thousands of you visit every year to enjoy the unspoilt landscape of the Lakes.

Maintaining this landscape is an ongoing job for our Rangers, to ensure that you can continue to enjoy it.

Fixing the fells

Walling with the Fix the Fells volunteers

Dedicated teams of National Trust Rangers have been repairing and maintaining upland footpaths in the Lake District for over 25 years.

Follow the team via the National Trust Fell Rangers blog, on Twitter @NTCentralFells and on the Fix the Fells website.

Lakes Appeal

Can you help us raise £300,000 to save footpaths from erosion in the Lake District?

Two thousand metres of paths need replacing in the next two years at a cost of £160 per metre. With your support, we can keep the Lake District special for years to come.