Fix the Fells
Every year millions of people come to enjoy the upland fells of the Lake District. Having well maintained footpaths is important to preserve our environment and ensure that generations to come can continue to enjoy the Lakes in this way. Without maintenance footpaths erode, creating scars on the fells and depositing sediment into the lakes and streams, this is damaging to wildlife and we want to do our bit to prevent it.
We would like to ask all our customers to make a donation during their stay to help support this project. Upon billing you will be asked if you would like to make a donation of £2 to go directly towards helping look after our footpaths. For every £1 donated The Tourism & Conservation Partnership get another £2 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Fix the Fells projects.
We started raising funds in March 2008 and with your help we can continue to help protect our landscape. All funds raised will be split equally between Fix the Fells and Save the Red Squirrels.
Please have a look at the work that has been achieved already with funding from the Tourism and Conservation Partnership...
Unless action is taken now, our Red Squirrel could die out in England in fifteen years. 140 years ago, the larger American Grey Squirrel was brought to this country, and has 'out-competed' our smaller Reds. Far more worrying however, is that Grey Squirrels carry the Squirrel Pox Virus, which is fatal for Reds.
Look out for the Reds!
If you see a Red Squirrel during your stay, let us know. This 'squirrel spotting' is really important, so we know where Red squirrels are still living.
We started raising money in March 2008 and with your help we hope to help protect this rare species and the Lake District.
Save our Squirrels project news
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