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A Fitting Tribute to JMT and MRT

When I went up to Fort William at the end of April, I really didn't know what to expect.  I hadn't visited Fort William since 2011 and meeting people for the first time can be quite nerve-wracking.  However, pulling into the Morrisons' car park I was met by Rory Syme from John Muir Trust.  Rory was really keen to link up after James Hoye (technical advisor on this website) recommended the trust has a worthy recipient of funds from the new map.

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Ticket to Stride

Trail Magazine, one of the UK's best outdoor publications, has featured MunrOverground in its May 2012 issue.  After including Tubular Fells in 2011, Phoebe Smith who is Features Editor at the magazine, was keen to include the new publication which maps all 283 of Scotland's 3000 foot peaks. 

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BBC Radio Cumbria - Interviews

This article features the interviews carried out for BBC Radio Cumbria and which feature Tubular Fells.  The interviews include Kevin Fernihough, Dan Chisholm and Sally Moon, all of BBC Radio Cumbria.  The article features information on the map, input from Neil Winder and feedback from all the developments from the map.  It was thought appropriate to archive these interviews in one place for future reference.

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Tubular Fells' Mugs Hit the Shelves!

Supporting local businessEven before I started selling the map,a teacher friend created a long and almost exhaustive list of the types of merchandise I could create with the map.  It was rather a laugh to compile whilst she was off work, ranging from shower curtains, jigsaws, mouse mats and tea towels!  However, of all the products suggested to me, it was mugs that quickly came to the forefront.  It was never my intention to produce other products but since the success of Tubular Fells there has been such a demand from people asking for other products to be made linked to the brand.

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Money Presented to 'Fix the Fells'

The HollensFix the FellsOn Wednesday 16th November Peter Burgess arrived in Grasmere after a visit to Lakeland, chiefly to walk, but also to present monies from the sale of his new map.  At the time of its publication in April this year, Peter was keen to forward money to a favourite cause such as landscape management or mountain rescue within his favourite Lake District.  Fortunately for 'Fix the Fells', it was Neil Winder who stepped forward after realising the potential of the map.  A chance meeting at the Outdoors' Show at ExCeL in January led Peter to offer up his map in order to raise much needed funds for Fix the Fells, especially as funding from the Lotto was coming to an end. As with many new ventures, Peter was unsure how the map would sell, if at all, but within a few weeks he realised that 'Tubular Fells' had touched a nerve and people seemed enamoured by its quirky design and unique perspective on Alfred Wainwright's 214 fells.

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A great idea, what an original way to present the fells. 
Bill Birkett, Climber, photographer and author

>£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