Fixing the Lake District Fells

Our mission is to protect our spectacular Lakeland fells from erosion by repairing and maintaining the upland paths.

The Lake District is perhaps Britain’s best-loved landscape. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site – a place worth protecting. But erosion from people, coupled with severe weather events and climate change, is causing ugly scars and environmental damage in the fragile mountains. Fix the Fells tackles this erosion problem by repairing and maintaining 344 upland paths, covering 410 miles (661 km), helping to keep the Lake District a special place for us and for future generations.

If you love the Lake District, please help us to Fix the Fells.

We rely on your generous donations.

Make a donation and be a part of the solution. 100% of your donation goes towards fixing the Lake District fells.

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The People Fixing the Fells


Four teams of highly skilled National Trust rangers work on the fells in all weathers. Our rangers are highly skilled and lead teams building sustainable paths and recreating a natural landscape.


Volunteers are a key part of Fix the Fells. We have around 100 volunteers who come from Cumbria and beyond, with one thing in common; they all love the Lake District fells!


Thank you to everyone who visits the Lake District and supports our work. If you would like to make a donation and help be a part of the important work we are doing, then please visit our donation page.

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What we do

Repairing and maintaining our ancient network of mountain paths, many of which have been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Despite their age, these paths need help.

Watch Fix the Fells in Action

Our Latest Fell Fixing News

Fix the Fells on BBC Look North

Recently a crew from BBC Look North came along to discover what Fix the Fells is all about, in typical Lakeland summer weather, on one of the paths up to Helvellyn. In this video Staff and volunteers describe the impact of large numbers of boots on the fells and what is being done to reduce the effects of human erosion on the landscape.

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Fix the Fells Partners

The National Trust