The Our member, Lake District Foundation, raises funds to protect and care for the Lake District National Park and Cumbria. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign to carry out ongoing maintenance work along thr Ullswater Way.
The Ullswater Way, in the Lake District, was created by the local communities and partners to show the Ullswater valley was open for business after the devastating floods in 2015.
The 20 mile circular long-distance walk hugs the shores of England’s second largest lake, Ullswater, taking in the glorious landscape, wildlife and villages along the way.
The route has proved incredibility popular since launching in April 2016, with walkers, runners, day-trippers on the Ullswater Steamers and those taking part in charity challenges. Ongoing path maintenance work is required to reduce the impact of the busy summer season ahead. The route needs drainage works, improvements to the path surface, new drystone walling, waymarker signs and help to maintain the general upkeep to ensure the path is litter free.
The money raised through this crowdfunding appeal will be used for this work to be carried out by the Lake District National Park ranger team and volunteers.
Wainwright described the south end of Ullswater, along the eastern shore as “the most beautiful and rewarding walk in Lakeland”. The views are simply breathtaking. We want to allow everyone to enjoy that ‘wow’ moment of Ullswater’s incredible beauty for today and for future generations and you can help us do that – visit, give, protect.
If you would like to donate you can do so here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ullswaterway