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

  • Dates26 June 2020 to 3 July 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction, Rural skills
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality10
  • Holiday code20JTQ157
  • 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.

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. This break is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the work the Fix the Fells partnership does to look after upland paths and landscapes in the Lakes. The Lakes are a unique landscape that has been shaped by people’s activities for centuries and where mountains, rolling hills, lakes, woodland and wildlife await around every corner.
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. Over the next 10 years, 630km of paths will need both care and repair to allow everyone to enjoy the awe-inspiring trails and views the Lakes have to offer, so the scale of the project is enormous, and you’ll play a vital role in building sustainable paths and seeding bare soils.
You’ll also spend a day with the Fix the Fells lengthsmen who support the upland rangers on the fells, discovering the essential part this dedicated group of volunteers play in the project. You’ll need to 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. You’ll also need to be ready for the Lakes’ decidedly unpredictable weather, so bringing appropriate footwear and clothing is essential.

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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