Archive for August, 2013
Following the Montane lakeland 50 & 100, a £4000 donation was made to the Fix The Fells project, specifically to repair the path behind Blea Tarn leading to Wrynose Pass. The work has been planned here in conjunction with Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Windermere Reflections. The path running from Blea Tarn to Wrynose needs stabilisation and drainage in places. The stabilisation work involves shoring up some of the peat banks that are slumping and eroding.
Towards the old target and stone shelter, the path is gradually becoming an ever wider quagmire, so the work here will be to define one line with some stone pitching and some stepping stones. Beyond the shelter, the path back up to the main path will be made more obvious with some further pitched sections, and the direct route across the mire will be lost as far as possible with landscaping works and tree / scrub planting on the dryer slopes.
On the moss itself, work will be carried out to block several of the eroding drainage channels to prevent further erosion and drying of the peat.
This will be a mix of stone dams across the becks and rough sawn larch planks dug into the peat. Where sheep are regularly crossing the mire and causing erosion, the banks of the beck will be stabilised and reverted, and careful landscaping will contain the spread of the sheep.
Our 2 Ironman UK recce days in July we well attended and raised £403.80 for Team True Spirit / Help for Heroes. We’re planning on doing the same again next year, so make sure you join us if you’ve taken the big step of registering for IMUK 2014!!
The rescheduled Lakeland Loop sportive took place Sunday August 11th and was a great success, with the weather holding firm. The event raised more funds for Epic kidz and one of our donations of £200 was given to Lorton Primary School (on the route) for the purchase / update of sports equipment.
Following the Montane Lakeland 100 / 50 event, we were extremely grateful for hire of the amazing parish hall in Ambleside. one of the things we noticed was the condition of the floor in the children’s youth club room, so we have funded it to be stripped and repaired/repainted.
Congratulations to Frilly Lillies charity, following the Montane Lakeland 100, we managed to raise £5000 from refreshment sales over the weekend. The money will go directly to funding children with special needs to attend activity holidays with their families. You can read more about their work HERE