Mend Our Mountains: Get Stuck In!

Posted by Mariella Sullivan on 26/01/2023

Help the preserve the upland environment by joining a team of BMC volunteers in Snowdonia and the Lake District.

Mend Our Mountains is the BMC’s call to action for every single outdoor-goer, and its message is simple: show some love back to those paths and trails that make it possible.

Our paths, trails and bridleways form an iconic system that is the lifeblood of the Great British outdoors. Those honeypot routes that everyone walks – the paths most travelled – are at risk from the very same pairs of boots that love them.

“Get Stuck In” is a key part of helping repair these paths, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. By signing up to one of these sessions you have an opportunity to get out on the hillside, learning new skills and meeting like-minded people whilst making a real difference to our wild places.

To see full details and sign up to volunteer visit the BMC Eventbrite page.

In association with the National Trust, the BMC is arranging conservation projects in the mountains of Snowdonia and the Lakes (with Fix the Fells). Works may involve path maintenance, drainage projects, stepping stones, vegetation clearance or cairn-scattering, led by the local National Trust Rangers.

There will be three 2/3 day events doing footpath repairs in Snowdonia with the NT footpath team. We have also arranged two similar events with Fix the Fells in the Lake District. 3 nights accommodation will be provided (definitely free of charge in Snowdonia, and a grant has been applied for to cover accommodation in the Lakes). There will be 2 work days, giving the opportunity on the third day to go into the mountains just for enjoyment!! This is be open for sign up for BMC members.

 

Sun 16th to Tues 18th April: Eryri (Snowdonia) footpath repair with NT;

Accommodation in Nant Gwynant arranged 15th, 16th, 17th; free day Sunday 16th. Sign up

 

Wed 19th to Fri 21st April: Lake District (Langdale) with Fix the Fells/ NT footpath repairs

Accommodation arranged in FRCC Hut, Langdale 18th, 19th, 20th; free day Friday 21st April. Sign up

 

Wed 7th to Fri 9th June: Lake District (Langdale) with Fix the Fells/ NT footpath repairs

Accommodation arranged FRCC Hut, Langdale 6th, 7th, 8th; free day Friday 9th June. Sign up

 

Wed 16th to Fri 18th August: Eryri (Snowdonia) footpath repair with NT

Accommodation in Nant Gwynant arranged 15th, 16th, 17th; free day Friday 18th August. Sign up

 

Mon 18th to Wed 20th September: Eryri (Snowdonia) footpath repair with NT

Accommodation in Nant Gwynant arranged 17th, 18th, 19th; free day Wednesday 20th September. Sign up

 

Why it’s worthwhile

Our uplands are under pressure as never before with increased footfall and rainfall, combining to produce increased erosion. This causes unsightly scars on the landscape and damages precious upland habitats. Path maintenance, which may involve drainage projects and vegetation clearance, are therefore very important.

What will the work involve?

Volunteers will work as part of a small team, supervised and directed by National Trust staff, in various conservation projects in Snowdonia. Precise project will be decided by the National Trust Ranger nearer the time but might include path maintenance, drainage projects, stepping stones, vegetation clearance or cairn-scattering.

To see full details and sign up to volunteer visit the BMC Eventbrite page.


 

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