Help us reduce erosion at the places we care for
Increased visitor numbers, social distancing and winter weather are taking their toll on precious landscapes across England and the footpaths we use to access them.
Find out what you can do to protect the places you love from erosion.
At the end of a year that's seen thousands more people benefit from spending time in nature, our rangers and volunteers are calling for people to change their walking behaviours to head off lasting damage.
With England’s new tiering system and the upcoming Christmas holiday period likely to attract more people to get out and about in the countryside, we’re asking for everyone to do their bit to minimise the effects of any further erosion.
Some of the routes that are most at risk are in the Lake District, where we have been working with our partner Fix the Fells for the past 20 years to carry out vital conservation work. Together we rely on the generosity of our supporters, who bring in around £500,000 a year in donations. We use these funds to maintain 400 miles of paths.
How you can help us stop erosion
- Wear appropriate footwear
- Stick to the original path. Straying off pathways can disturb wildlife and erode soil across heathland habitats
- Walk in single file or step off and back on the path in the same place when passing others