Conservation Efforts - Fix the Fells

SGO has always been about giving back what nature has given us. As a brand we think it's only fair to give back to Conservation Organisations as they do such an amazing job keeping our British landscape useable for us and for the next generation.

The project that we have donated to is called the Fix the Fells project from the Lake District Foundation.

Fix the Fells is a team made up of Lake District National Park Authority and National Trust rangers, including many invaluable volunteers. They repair paths from erosion on the high fells and protect the ecology and archaeological heritage of our beautiful landscape. 

 

Why fix the paths?

It is essential to repair eroding paths in the Lake District to protect the internationally important biodiversity of the area.

  • Erosion leads to loss of vegetation, species and habitats on the fells, as well as damage to the biodiversity of the rivers and lakes below.
  • Many of the areas we repair are Special Areas of Conservation and Sites of Special Scientific Interest which are suffering damage due to path erosion.
  • Natural England, as partners within Fix the Fells, advocate the work we do to protect and enable recovery of these internationally and nationally important habitats and species.
  • Repairing eroding paths reduces the amount of sediment which is washed off the fells and into rivers and lakes where it is harmful to biodiversity.
Coledale before and after

Before and after: Erosion in Coledale which Fix the Fells repaired. The damage was 4m deep, 10m wide and over 300m long.

Redacre Gill before and after

Before and after: Erosion on Redacre Gill.

These places have been here from the start, and its up to us to make sure they are here to the end.

 

Thank you for your continuous support, SGO.

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