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A busy summer at the top

With summer temperatures finally here, the Fix the Fells lengthsmen are making the most of the weather and are still busy on the fells. Ranger Leo tells us what they've been up to...

With summer temperatures finally here, the Fix the Fells lengthsmen are making the most of the weather and are still busy on the Lakeland fells.

Leo Walmsley is one such ranger who repairs and maintains the paths in the Central and East Lakes. This week Leo put down his tools to send us these great photos of the team's progress this year.

"For the majority of this year myself and the team have mainly been working on the reinstatement of the lower section of Stickle Ghyll", says Leo.

"Stickle Ghyll lies on the lower slopes of The Langdale Pikes. This is one the most impressive mountainous views within the Lake District, so it has been essential to reinstate this fell side to its former beauty. This ongoing work has been achieved by rebuilding the footpaths using stone pitching. This technique is ideal in Stickle Ghyll due to the sheer number of people that use this area. 

We have also had to do extensive landscaping work with the help of local contractors which involved importing soil to site to reprofile the area. This was then combined with landscaping stones to rewild the site."

But Leo isn't your ordinary ranger. He is sponsored by guests at Langdale Hotel and Spa who make a volunatry donation to the project when they book their stay. We're holding a free event at the Laundrama on Wednesday 14th October where businesses can find out more about the project and find out how they can get involved and support Fix the Fells through Visitor Giving.

These fantastic pictures show the site before, during, and after the Fix The Fells team worked their magic- looks like tough work to us! 

 

before...

 

...during...

...and after.

Nice view from the office though Leo...