From Red Tarn to Crinkle Crags, Lake District, UK
The upland path between Red Tarn and Crinkle Crags is a popular Lakeland route, with thousands of walkers visiting each year. Combined with the high rainfall in the Lake District this has resulted in serious erosion of the route causing rainwater to be channelled downhill, washing away soil, rock and aggregate and into streams and lakes where the siltation results in poor water quality, affecting important species like Artic Char, fresh water crayfish and water voles. Through the project, Fix The Fells will restore 1000m of stone pitched path, train 20 new volunteer lengthsmen to carryout footpath repairs and provide 500 volunteer days on upland path repair and restoration work, on this and other routes in the Lake District. Many volunteers involved in the project are undergoing rehabilitation to address issues such as substance misuse or are suffering mental health problems and this project provides a potentially life-changing opportunity and the chance to improve and enhance their mental, physical and spiritual health.