Mountain mendingWasdale, Cumbria
- Dates6 June 2020 to 13 June 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityNo longer available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
- Holiday code20JTP255
- AccommodationWasdale Annexe
About Mountain mendingHelp conserve paths in the Lake District.
Help look after the Lake District fells and discover how much work goes into maintaining this incredible place. In a landscape that has been shaped by human activity for centuries, there are mountains, rolling hills, lakes, woodland and wildlife around every corner. This break is a brilliant opportunity to learn about the work the Fix the Fells partnership does to look after these landscapes in the Lakes.
Working alongside National Trust teams, you’ll tackle all sorts of tasks around Wasdale and Scafell massif. Home to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and deepest lake, Wastwater, Wasdale is truly a special place to be.
The work can be strenuous with a lot of walking, but if you like a challenge then you’ll enjoy getting stuck in to various path maintenance tasks. The scale of the project is enormous, with over 630km of paths allowing people to enjoy the Lakes’ awe-inspiring views. You’ll play a vital role in building sustainable paths for the future. You’ll also get to experience the day-to-day life of an upland ranger in this wonderful place.
About the accommodation
The accommodation is spread over two floors consisting of a lounge/dining area with a log burner, a small kitchen and two areas consisting of five rooms. Outside you are 70 yards from the shore of Wastwater and there is plenty of outdoor and informal garden space. There is access to our boathouse and rowing boat less than a mile away.
Facilities: garden, open fire/woodburner, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Bedding: Mattress cover provided.
Notes for guests
Waterproofs, gloves and steel toe capped wellies provided.