Mend Our Mountains: Fix The Fells

Fix The Fells Ranger Funding

Mend Our Mountains will help fund a ranger service to support the work of the 'Fix the Fells' teams in the Lake District National Park for a year. Money raised will be used directly for path repair and will allow the teams the flexibility to use the money when and where it is most needed.

The key responsibilities of the ranger team will include:

  • Deliver a programme of practical upland path work between 1 April and 31 October 2024, in line with the Fix the Fells path work plan for 2024.
  • Plan and prioritise suitable interventions to address upland erosion, primarily through upland path work.  Produce a path specification for each route to be worked on.
  • Track progress on path work through before and after photos.  Complete a job sheet for each route completed, which documents the interventions delivered.

This project needs between £50,000 - £110,000 raised for it to go ahead

Make a real difference


Our Projects

Learn more about the invaluable work we are supporting across England and Wales. The BMC has raised over £1.4 million so far for the Mend Our Mountains Project. That's 50 miles of fragile footpath restored for future generations. 544 miles of upland repaired - the equivalent to over 67,000 double decker buses so far!

  • Cotswolds AONB

    Mend Our Mountains will be funding a new role of an Access Officer to facilitate and unlock a wide range of work focused on access and removing barriers.

  • North York Moors

    Mend Our Mountains will be restoring the access routes on one of the North East’s most iconic peaks: Roseberry Topping. The Pathway Restoration project will focus on ten sections of path around and leading to the top of Roseberry Topping that need repair.

  • South Downs National Park

    The South Downs Way National Trail climbs Washington Bostal (a sunken chalk trackway) up towards Chanctonbury Ring. The surface of the bostal, which is a public bridleway, has deteriorated with deep ruts making it difficult for walkers, cyclists and equestrians to negotiate. Mend Our Mountains will fund the regrading and repair of the 800m trackway.

Get Stuck In! Volunteer Days

'Get Stuck In!' is a key part of helping repair our paths, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. By signing up to a volunteer session you have an opportunity to get out on the hillside, learn new skills and meet like-minded people whilst making a real difference to our wild places. Take a look at the upcoming footpath repair volunteer days we have available this year on our Mend our Mountains projects. Get stuck in!