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Magical lakes location requires volunteers for conservation and cake

Birks Bridge rock pools, Duddon valley. Credit Andrew Locking

Landscape charity, Friends of the Lake District have put out a call for helpers to get stuck into a whole host of practical conservation tasks at their mass-volunteering Duddon Fell Care Day on Thursday 8th November, at which they will be rewarded in cake!

Ruth Kirk, Landscape Engagement Officer said: “The Duddon valley is a shhhh-don’t-tell-everyone-about-it kind of place with crystal streams, magical woodlands and spectacular fells. But just like the more well-known and popular spots, it needs our help to keep it so special.

“We’re inviting people of all ages and abilities, with a day to spare, to discover it for themselves whilst doing something really worthwhile for the Lake District landscape. We can’t guarantee the weather but we promise fresh air, fun, friends, feel-good factor and cake!”

Activities include dry stone walling, tree-planting, native forest restoration, Fix the Fells upland path maintenance, river fence restoration, tree cage construction, riverside path maintenance and watergate construction. All activities start from the base for the day at Seathwaite Parish Rooms.

Booking is essential on a first-come, first-served basis. Activities run between 9:30 and 3:00. For more information and to book visit or contact [email protected]

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