BMC Access Conservation Trust fund work on Scafell Pike
Fix the Fells has been awarded £4,200 by the British Mountaineering Council's Access Conservation Trust. This money will be used to help protect part of England's highest mountain - Scafell Pike.
Scafell Pike is one of the most popular mountains to climb in the Lake District and tens of thousands of people reach its summit every year. This level of activity takes its toll however and the paths are in constant need of protection. The £4,200 donated by the BMC ACT will fund a team of rangers to remove some of the cairns that can be confusing to walkers and to help keep people on the right path to the summit, thereby protecting the surrounding fragile landscape.
Tanya Oliver, Fix the Fells Programme Manager said, "We are delighted to receive this money from the BMC's Access Conservation Trust and to be working with them on this project. Undertaking this type of remedial work reduces erosion to ensure future generations can continue to enjoy climbing England's highest mountain. Our thanks go to the BMC ACT for their support".
The work will be undertaken over the summer.