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Lakes path restoration fund

A fund has been launched to help raise money for the restoration of footpaths across the Lake District.

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From old to new: Footpath restoration

The old footpath was overgrown and patchy Credit: ITV News Border

Above you can see a footpath before it was restored. No real path has been established and the surface was becoming patchy.

The images below show what the footpath now looks like. Hundreds of local stones were flown in by helicopter to help establish stable steps.

The stones create proper steps for visitors to walk up Credit: ITV News Border

This makes the footpaths more accessible for visitors, helps to stop erosion and looks after the environment.

The stones blend in with the environment and help to stop erosion Credit: ITV News Border

It costs £1,200 an hour to make 20 trips in the helicopter. It is estimated that 500 trips are needed every year.

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