Tree planting in Wasdale

Tree planting team

The Wasdale ranger team and local volunteers will be starting regeneration work on an area of old woodland pasture at Wasdale Head Hall Farm with a tree planting day on Friday 10 February 2017.

Wasdale Valley is perhaps one of the remotest areas in the Lakes, but it also contains one of the most accessed footpaths – the route up England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

A tree planting team, led by West Lakes Lead Ranger Sam Stalker, will be working with the tenant farmer on the main path to Scafell Pike leading from Wasdale Head village green on the side of Lingmell.

Around 100 rowan and hawthorn trees will be planted by three work parties - one to prepare the ground, digging and putting in stakes, one to plant the trees and the third group to fix guards in place. The work will help stabilise the soil on these intakes and create more bio-diversity.

The teams should be easy to spot on the day, but there will also be signs in place inviting walkers to stop and chat or even lend a hand, so if you are in the area on Friday 10th February, please come over and say hello.