Fix the Fells appeal

Help us care for the mountain paths and landscape in the Lake District.

Great Gable rises above Wastwater in Cumbria.
walkers on the Scafell path with Wastwater in the distance at Wasdale, Cumbria.

Fragile mountains

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Lake District has been recognised as a place worth protecting. But its popularity leads to severe erosion on the fells. The impact of feet, coupled with severe weather events and climate change, is causing damage to thin mountain soils. The National Trust, together with the Fix the Fells partner organisations, is helping to maintain this special place for everyone to enjoy.

How the appeal adds up

  • Thanks to your help, over 200 paths have been repaired
  • In the next 10 years 630km of paths will need care and repair
  • We need your help to raise £500,000 each year to fix the fells

Donate to Fix the Fells appeal

Please select an amount

Walkers at Buttermere in the Lake District
£10 could help replace a foot of footpath to allow everyone to enjoy the awe-inspiring trails and views the Lake District has to offer
£25 could help to pay for tools like shovels and buckets, which soon wear out through frequent use
Fix the Fells team mending upland paths, Lake District
Helicopter transporting stone
£50 could pay for two minutes of helicopter flying time, to move bags of stones to the paths that need fixing
Or enter your own amount

Meet the team

Our volunteers and rangers care deeply about protecting vulnerable and slow-growing mountain-top habitats in the Lake District. Find out how we use helicopters (and hard work) to fix the fells.

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to support the Fix the Fells appeal