Lake District

Lakes appeal

Help us keep the Lake District special

Donate now

Walkers on the Scafell path at Wasdale, Cumbria © NTPL/Joe Cornish

Walkers on the Scafell path at Wasdale, Cumbria

Help keep us on track

Next time you’re wandering through the stunning surrounds of the Lakes, think about what got you there.

The Lake District’s footpaths have been taking us to the places we love for centuries. But because of eroding paths, poor drainage and millions of pairs of walking boots, they’re falling into disrepair fast. As a result, your favourite beauty spots are becoming much harder to get to.

The more these footpaths crumble, the more the knock-on effects grow – scarring the landscape, damaging natural habitats and creating a hazard to everyone using them.

To repair 2km of pathways, we need to raise a total of £300,000, so please make a donation today. With your support, we can keep the Lake District special for years to come.

The paths here lead to lasting memories in these fells. We urgently need your help, to repair wear and protect for future generations.

Tanya Oliver

Footpath Programme Manager

How you can help

See where your money goes

Rebuilding footpaths isn't a job for the faint-hearted. Watch our fell rangers hard at work in our behind-the-scenes video.

Find out more about the Fix the Fells project.

Find out more about the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful parts of Britain, and is bidding for World Heritage Site status in 2016. Explore the area yourself, and the places we care for in and around it, including Wordsworth House, birthplace of the romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy.