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:
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Members of the public are being invited to take part in a 'great big picnic' to celebrate the Lake District listing as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Picnic in the Park is set to take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, with celebrations taking place across National Trust locations and Lake District forests and at Brockhole on Windermere.
People can bring their own food or buy picnic boxes from the café.
It’s party time to mark a unique and once in a lifetime achievement in an iconic and stunning location.
Attendees will also be able to see the new sculpture by Charlie Whinney, created in celebration of the Lake District’s newly awarded status, entitled ‘Mountains We Made’.
More details can be found on the Lakes World Heritage website.
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A 68-year-old man landed on his head after falling 10-feet down a rocky path in the Lake District.
The man, from Liverpool, was walking with five of his family members yesterday, Sunday 2 July, when he fell beside Green Crag. He also suffered injuries to his right leg.
A Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were finishing up at another rescue when they got called out, but due to weather conditions, the team instead of using the helicopter, carried the man back to their vehicles and tended to him there.
The rescue team had previously treated a runner who dislocated her shoulder after she slipped on the Crummock lakeshore path, while taking part in a mountain marathon with her son. She was initially treated at the scene then taken to Carlisle Infirmary.
A 17-year-old expeditor from a school in Cambridge was also treated on Sunday 2 July by the mountain rescue team after injuring his ankle from a slip while he was descending from Red Pike into Ennerdale.
A well-known steamer has turned 140 years old today, Monday 26 June.
The Motor Yacht Lady of the Lake has been carrying passengers across Ullswater in the Lake District for most of those 140 years, and is still going strong.
Watch below, as our reporter Tim Backshall went on board for its anniversary cruise:
Members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team have rescued a 53-year-old who became lost on Dove Crag in the Lake District.
He had been trying to locate the Priest Hole - mountain rescue team members found him on early on Sunday afternoon and escorted him to safety.
The Team would like to remind people that whilst the Priest Hole is marked on the map, the access route is not and it is very difficult to find. The Priest Hole is surrounded by dangerous ground and should only be tackled by competent people.