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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autmn leaves." John Muir

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FELL CARE DAYS 2015

We're delighted to announce the date of our first event for 2015 - WASDALE FELL CARE DAY - Saturday 4th July. Watch this space for more details. To register your interest in the meantime or to sign up to our mailing list, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We're also planning 2 more Fell Care Days for the autumn. Locations to be confirmed!

Have a look below at some of our achievements from our 2014 Fell Care Days:

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Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who joined us for our Coniston and Grasmere Fell Care Days in 2014. You really helped to make a difference. Here are a few statisitcs from what the fantastic group effort achieved:

GRASMERE FELL CARE DAY -  Wednesday 26th NOVEMBER 2014

 

  • 162 volunteers ranging from 5 year old primary school pupils right through to active retirees
  • 14 practical conservation tasks and learning activities completed
  • 8km of path cleared
  • 30 bags of rubbish (and 1 tyre!) collected.
  • 27m of boardwalk built
  • 403 trees planted
  • 450 tree stakes moved (uphill!)
  • 80msq of woodland thinned
  • 30m of path repaired
  • Over 540 pieces of cake eaten!
  • 111 days' work in the fells
  • 94% of respondents said they had learned 'something' or 'lots' (43% and 51% respectively)
  • 98% of respondents said they had enjoyed the day 'quite a lot' or 'lots, it was excellent' (12% and 86% respectively) 

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CONISTON FELL CARE DAY -  Wednesday 15th OCTOBER 2014

  • 163 volunteers ranging from 5 year primary school pupils right through to active retirees
  • 14 practical conservation tasks and learning activities completed
  • 42 bags of rubbish and 4 barrels collected
  • 16km of paths on the high fells cleared and 10m of path repaired
  • around 30sq m of rhododendron bashed
  • 30 oak trees planted and another 30 protected
  • 15m of wall under repair
  • and over 400 pieces of cake eaten to fuel volunteers through the day!
  • 97% of survey respondents enjoyed the Fell Care Day ‘quite a lot’ or ‘lots – it was excellent’ (31% and 65% respectively)
  • 93% of respondents said they had learned ‘something’ or ‘lots’ (49% and 42% respectively)

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LEADER'S LANDSCAPE TRAINING SESSIONS

We've got planning a  packed programme of Leader's Landscape Training sessions for 2015 starting in April and running through to October and November. To register your interest in these hugely infomative, inspiring and interesting events contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  A full schedule of sessions will be posted here in March.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Events 2015

Friends of the Lake District Fell Care Days bring together local communities, schools and volunteers from many different walks of life to understand and learn about the value and importance of our unique upland landscapes through taking part in practical action to protect them. And most importantly, there's always lots of cake to help fuel volunteers through their tasks!

Leader's Landscape Training Sessions are aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen understanding of the variety and importance of Cumbria's upland ecology and to have a clearer understanding of some of the issues and pressures of outdoor users on our landscape, wildlife and habitats.

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pledge totals

Submissions: 59
Volunteers: 39
Donations: 21
Actions Pledged:
Food: 111
Carbon: 170
Land: 171
Water: 88
Other: 1
People involved: 128

Flora of the Fells,
Murley Moss,
Oxenholme Road,
Kendal, Cumbria
LA9 7SS

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