Fix the Fells upland path repairs

South Lakeland Countryside, Cumbria
Repairing footpaths
Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria
The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria
Repairing footpaths Acland Bunkhouse, High Wray, Cumbria The communal area at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria A dormitory at Acland, High Wray, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Dates15 August 2020 to 22 August 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction, Rural skills
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality10
  • Holiday code20JTQ187
  • AccommodationHigh Wray Acland Bunkhouse

About Fix the Fells upland path repairs

Do your bit to help look after the iconic Lake District fells and find out just how much work goes into maintaining the paths under your feet.

A fantastic opportunity to learn about the work the Fix the Fells partnership does to look after our upland paths and landscapes. Working alongside the National Trust’s own teams you’ll tackle the strenuous but extremely rewarding task of path building and repair, learning the sort of skills only a select few people know. You’ll also spend a day with the Fix the Fells lengthsmen, discovering the essential part this dedicated group of volunteers plays in the project. Please come prepared for a full day’s walking on one day and up to an hour and a half at the start and end of each of the others. Also, be ready for some decidedly unpredictable weather …

About the accommodation

Located in its own peaceful wooded grounds above Lake Windermere with great fell views. The bunkhouse consists of two single-storey cabin-style constructions: the Longland and the Acland. The Longland is made up of three buildings with a large common room with log burner and separate blocks for the dormitories and shower block. The Acland is a self-contained single building. There are large private grounds with a fire pit and barbecue areas.

Facilities: garden, drying room, open fire/woodburner.

Bedding: No bedding/linen provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: We provide safety boots, working waterproofs and work gloves. However, please note that we do not provide towels or any bedding so you will need to bring these with you.

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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