What a day! A thirty-four-strong team of staff and volunteers set to work on Scafell Pike on Saturday on the hottest day of the year so far. Laying siege on the mountain with spades, brushes, litter pickers and black sacks, the team summited the Pike on every major route from Wasdale, Borrowdale and Eskdale; clearing drains, sweeping paths, picking up litter and generally enjoying the grand day out. So, what was the day all about the? Well, unfortunately our narrow paths leading to the summit of England’s highest mountain are no longer able to cope with the demands of challenge events and visitors on them.
This is leading to significant erosion problems on the fell side. We continually need your help to protect this iconic mountain for the future and made a good push on Saturday, not only doing some physical graft but, chatting to walkers and telling them about our ‘Fix the Fells’ project, asking people to tread carefully, avoid trampling vegetation and always take their litter home with them.
So, Saturday was all about keeping Scafell looking beautiful, celebrating the work of our dedicated footpath teams and Fix the Fell volunteers and having a tremendous tramp up England’s highest mountain. Thanks very much everyone and here’s to a good season!