"Fix the Fells" in Borrowdale

Hundreds of volunteers are helping to fix the Borrowdale fells in the Lake District today. Volunteers met in Rosthwaite this morning to head out to restore paths, woodland and dry stone walls.

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Mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE supports fells project

The Fell Care Days are organised by the Friends’ Flora of the Fells project, in partnership with the National Trust, and the Lake District National Park Authority.

This year, Borrowdale Fell Care Day is being supported by the mountaineer Alan Hinkes, OBE, the first Briton to climb all 14 of the world’s highest mountains over 8000 metres.

"I’m proud to be supporting Borrowdale Fell Care Day – it’s great to see such a coordinated effort of conservation work – all in one day.

"With your help, we can make it a great day, and make a huge difference for the environment, join us."

– Alan Hinkes OBE, Mountaineer

A second Fell Care Day of conservation work will focus on woodland in Grange over Sands on Wednesday 13th November, run in partnership with the Morecambe Bay Limestones and Wetlands Nature Improvement Area Project.