|Volunteering 2013 Fell Care Days|
Following the huge effort and work accomplished by 240 volunteers, 7 schools and 251 children at the Ullswater and Windermere Fell Care Days in September and October 2012 we're pleased to announce this year's Fell Care Day dates:
We will have a task to suit most volunteers; new or experienced, whatever your age, fitness or mobility. (Under 16s must be accompanied). Task groups of up to 12 will be led by experienced supervisors. It's free to take part.
Once again we'll be involving schools and colleges so if you're from an interested school or college please contact us on 01539 720788. (Taking part in the Fell Care Days counts towards a John Muir Awards).
The aim of the Fell Care Days are to highlight the huge role that volunteering plays in conserving and managing the fells and raise awareness of the benefits which the fells provide for us all in terms of clean drinking water, flood control, food, fuel, jobs, recreation, landscape, biodiversity, inspiration, health and well being.
Last year's Fell Care Days at Ullswater and Windermere involved 240 adult volunteers undertaking 21 practical tasks, achieving the equivalent of 275 days work in just two days. Professional photographer Stephen Lockwood from Fellside Films gave a day of his time to make an 11 minute film about the 2012 Windermere Fell Care day which you can see here.
The Flora of the Fells Project, supported by Natural England, has been successfully promoting understanding of the special qualities of Cumbria’s upland landscapes for the last eleven years through events, education work, training and publications.
The Flora Fell Care Days are supported by Friends of the Lake District, the LDNPA Sustainable Development Fund, the National Trust, Nurture Lakeland and local businesses.