A GRAND total of £4,000 has been donated by Groundwork UK-Tesco Bags of Help to look after the Lake District scenery. through the work of volunteers with Fix the Fells.

The money was raised from the plastic bag tax at Tesco stores in Ambleside Kendal and Bowness where customers voted to donate the cash to ‘Fix the Fells,’ a partnership programme between the National Trust, the Lake District National Park, Natural England, Friends of the Lake District and the Lake District Foundation.

The group aims to protect the spectacular Lakeland fells from erosion by maintaining and repairing the upland paths and landscape using 20 highly skilled rangers and 130 specially trained and highly enthusiastic volunteer ‘lengthsmen.’

“We are delighted to receive this funding which will be used for repairs to the popular path along the shore of Grasmere at Penny Rock Bridge below Loughrigg,” said Fix the Fells volunteer Barry Capp of Ulverston.