A fabulous year for Basecamp!
High Wray Basecamp is the National Trust's full time volunteer centre. Volunteers from all walks of life have visited Basecamp and worked on the fells, paths and land in the area.
Basecamp and Fix the Fells work closely together and in 2013 several working groups worked on the path from Blea Tarn to Wrynose Pass including Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Windermere Reflections. Other Basecamp groups worked in the highest location so far at Ore Gap and others worked on a path above the Langdale Valley.
Working holidays and day tasks were all undertaken and during the summer there was a "blitz" on the Stake Pass, Martcrag Moor with our Fix the Fells lengthsmen where sheep fleeces were used to support paths through areas of peat.
Feedback from volunteers using Basecamp has been really positive. Many of the individuals and groups who come along do not have the chance to experience working or even visiting the countryside so it can be a once in a lifetime opportunity and have real benefits.
As well as hard work, volunteering with Basecamp and Fix the Fells is a lot of fun. The 2013 yearbook captures some of what went on....