Fixing our fells in the Lake District

It may be called the Lake District, but for many of us the main attraction is the stunning upland landscape. Whether it’s the summit of Scafell Pike, the gentler curve of Cat Bells in Borrowdale or the distinctive ‘Lion and the Lamb’ rocks of Helm Crag in Grasmere, the Lake District has views to fall in love with, and a walk to fall in love on. We need your help to look after these landscapes

Walkers at Wasdale with our campsite on the right hand side
Gentle stream flowing through the Lake District - Wastwater in Wasdale, Cumbria

Fixing our fells in the Lake District

Did you know that we help to look after these mountains and paths? The combination of millions of pairs of walking boots, the weather and gradient of the fells means that erosion is a constant problem and that’s why we're leading the Fix the Fells partnership.

How the appeal adds up

  • More than 15 million people visit the Lake District each year
  • We plan to work on 120 paths over the next 10 years
  • We've already repaired over 200km of paths thanks to your donations
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Repairing flood damage at Cat Bells

Our rangers and volunteers, like Greg our Borrowdale Ranger, work hard to look after the paths in the Lake District. They're also needed to fix and restore the paths if there's been bad weather, as you can see here at Cat Bells.

Donate to Fixing our fells in the Lake District

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

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 ever, for everyone.

Donate now to support the Fix the Fells appeal