This week, our upland Ranger team have taken delivery of 75 tonnes of rock onto Scafell Pike.
Gathered from the surrounding fell sides, it will be used to repair erosion on the ever popular Brown Tongue route to the summit.
The team are planning to do 200 days of work on this route at a cost of around £42,000; this is only the start of the repair works and the plan is to carry on at this level for at least the next 5 years. So……………..
WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!
Consider donating as part of your challenge, It costs about £150 to repair 1 metre of pitching and there’s a lot of mountain to fix.
Volunteer your groups time, join the Rangers and help put something back. Now this is a proper challenge.
Follow our guidelines, if it ain’t eroded, it don’t need fixing – avoid shortcutting and keep to the pitched paths not on the grass to the side.
While you’re out and about on Scafell Pike you might notice these signs:
They’re part of a path re-alignment project across Wasdale. DON’T PANIC, the paths aren’t moving, we’re just adjusting the maps so that the line on your map will actually correspond with the path on the ground unlike this map of Hollowstones on Scafell Pike.
Hopefully the changes made will help with navigation in the future and make maps more accurate and readable.
The signs will be removed in early May.