Our team blog, Borrowdale and beyond...

Have you ever seen our Rangers or volunteers out in the landscape in their red jackets and wondered what they're actually up to? This is where you can find out a bit more from our 'North Lakes' team about the work they do whether it's in Borrowdale, the Buttermere Valley, Ennerdale or out on the Whitehaven Coast.

Two rangers build a fenced structure on a bright snowy day in the high fells

A year in the life of an upland ranger - 2018

Every time you visit, park, donate or join, this is the kind of thing your money goes towards

upland path rangers rebuilding retaining walls on Castle Crag

Looking after war memorial mountain Castle Crag in 2018

Commemorating the Lake District fells given as war memorials during 2018 doesn't just involve acts of remembrance, it also involves acts of conservation

2 Herdwick tups in winter, Seatoller, Lake District

Hiding the hard work

Upland path ranger Jordan takes time on a winter's day to reflect on a year on the Lake District fells and the importance of leaving projects looking as if he was never there.

Half completed stone structure resembling a sleeping policeman sits across path with Rosthwaite fell in the background

Last men standing 

The north lakes upland rangers battle icy conditions in a race against time to complete this season's mission before winter takes hold

Ranger winches boulder into place, High Snab dam, Lake District

High Snab dam repairs

When a reservoir suffers water damage...

National Trust ranger digging bridleway, Grange in Borrowdale

Under the shadow of Castle Crag

Jordan the upland ranger has dappled sun on his back and history on his mind when re-pitching a bridleway in Borrowdale

Ranger repairing the path on Cat Bells, Keswick

Chronicles of an upland ranger

Ever wondered who repairs the paths we love to tread, high up in the fells where even hauling yourself and your rucksack feels like hard work? Meet Jordan, one of 16 upland rangers working across the Lake District.

new zealand pigmyweed in someone's hand

The alien invasion of Derwent Water 

Help us control Derwent Water's biggest problem plant, the invasive New Zealand Pigmy Weed

Shovels and aggregate ready for track repairs Loweswater, Cumbria

Business as usual with track repairs at Loweswater

Catch up with the North Lakes Ranger team as they carry out some routine repair work on a popular trackway in Loweswater

Ranger laying a hedge, Loweswater, Lake District

All you ever wanted to know about hedge laying 

The Ranger team are busy this time of year with laying hedges

Ranger repairing flood damaged wall, Borrowdale

Ranger team round-up - where did 2016 go?

Catch up with some of the work the Ranger team in the North Lakes got stuck into during 2016

Berries on a yew branch in Borrowdale, Lake District

Maurice and the trees of Borrowdale

A blog post about a soggy day meeting ancient trees in Borrowdale with Woodlands Ranger Maurice Pankhurst

Group of National Trust Rangers in Loweswater meadow

Meeting Flora and Peat

Read my blog post about National Trust Rangers sharing their botanical skills and knowledge of hay meadows and peat bogs in Loweswater, Cumbria

Black Galloway cow, Ennerdale, Cumbria

Wild Ennerdale and the Black Galloway cattle

Find out why we share Ennerdale with 34 big black shaggy cows