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Get involved at Fell Foot park

Visitors and a staff member by the boathouse at Fell Foot Park, Cumbria. Fell Foot Park is postioned on the shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. ©National Trust Images, Steven Barber

The National Trust will be running two Volunteer Taster Days at Fell Foot this February, for anyone looking to get involved or gain experience in conservation work in the countryside, events, fundraising, visitor welcome, retail or food and beverage.

Situated on the southern tip of Windermere, near Newby Bridge, the parkland is currently in the midst of an exciting Heritage Lottery Project to restore the site. Thanks to Sport England it’s also home to an Active Base, a brand new facility which supports outdoor activity on the lake and in the park. The next phase of the project is currently underway to restore the historic boathouses and café.

Volunteering opportunities include assisting with events, photography, joining the Youth Rangers or Active Outdoors teams, working on fundraising projects, becoming a tour guide or getting experience with the food and beverage or retail teams. No previous experience is required.

Kelley Sproston-Heath, Volunteering & Community Involvement Officer at the National Trust said: ‘This is a really exciting time to get involved at Fell Foot. We’d love to hear from anyone who’s interested in mucking in and making friends. Come along to the Taster Day, have a cuppa, and find out more.’

For more information or to book on to a Volunteer Taster Day on Tuesday 12th February (10am-12pm) or Saturday 16th (2pm-4pm), contact Kelley at [email protected] or 015395 31273. For more details about volunteering with the National Trust please visit

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