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Fix the Fells at The Outdoors Show

At the Outdoors Show at  ExCeL, Peter was fortunate enough to meet up with Neil Winder and some of the Fix the Fells team who had stoically travelled south to present their cause to a whole new audience in the south-east of England.  Although far from their Lakeland homes, Peter brought along Tubular Fells in order to discuss the possibility of using the map to raise money for this excellent project. The Exhibition Centre in the Royal DocksWith hindsight, meeting up with the 'Fix the Fells' team proved massively fortuitous.  As a resident of East Ham, London, Peter Burgess ventured to the show on three occasions, but was disappointed to see Cumbria represented on only three stalls including KE Travel of Keswick, Cicerone of Milnthorpe and of course the 'Fix the Fells' team.

After talking about the problems of  soil erosion on the fells, Peter then presented his map to Neil Winder who was immediately enthralled by what he saw.  Neil saw potential in the map and a short discussion ensued to see how sales of the map could help the project and provide some much needed support to the valuable work that 'Fix the Fells' carry out on the Lakeland fells.

Discussing the map at ExCeLOn return to Cumbria Neil became a great advocate for Tubular Fells, showing people at the National Trust offices in Grasmere a copy of the new map.  With one copy on the wall next to his desk, Neil showed the other to people, telling them that the map is something that could be used to generate much needed funding for the upland paths project. As a result of this chance meeting at ExCeL and Neil's enthusiasm, about 6 weeks later Peter found himself in Grasmere discussing the next stages of how his map could be used to support the much needed work.

^ back to Tubular Fells news.....

The finished copy is, like the Tube map, a masterpiece of design. I find it both informative and amusing, very cleverly put together.
Paddy Dillon, Outdoor Writer

>£10,000 - THANKS!

Since April 2011 'Tubular Fells' has now raised just over £10000! >£10000 raised for Fix the FellsThis is an astounding figure and thanks to everyone who has shown their support by buying the map.  This figure is enough to produce over 100 metres of stone pitched path.  Many thanks to everyone who's purchased the map so far from as far afield as Leeds, London, Canada, Massachusetts, New Zealand and Hawaii!
  • £10-one metre of revegetation alongside a path
  • £25-one tonne of stone moved to site
  • £50-one 25kg bag of special upland grass seed
  • £100-one metre of stone pitched path
  • £250-one stone lined path cross drain
  • £600-one hour of helicopter flying time to move stone