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Fix the Fells sees 10 years of volunteering

Fix the Fells volunteers repair and maintain the mountain paths in the Lake District Credit: PA

Today marks 10 years since volunteers started working for Fix the Fells project. Fix the Fells are a team of rangers and volunteers who repair and maintain the mountain paths in the Lake District to protect the landscape.

The weather and millions of pairs of walking boots that cross the land mean erosion is a problem. Our reporter Fiona Marley Paterson headed out with them today to see a repair project in Borrowdale, where she spoke with volunteer Alan Manby:

Kingfisher caught perching on photographers head

Alan McFadyen was taking pictures by the River Tarff Credit: Alan McFadyen

Alan McFadyen, 47, who runs Scottish Photography Hides, was taking pictures by the River Tarff when a kingfisher perched on his head.

The image of the pair was captured by John Hannah. Alan posted a message on Facebook about the event:

Well I have had some amazing moments with wildlife over the years, but this has to top the lot. I'm sure it will be a worlds first."

– Alan McFadyen, Photographer

You can see more of Alan's photographs below.

Credit: Alan McFadyen
Credit: Alan McFadyen
Credit: Alan McFadyen

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