After the encounter at ExCeL, Peter Burgess was invited to Cumbria at the start of March 2011 to discuss ways in which not only could his map be sold but how else it might be used to promote the cause of 'Fix the Fells'. In a previous encounter, James Archer (NT Lead Ranger in Langdale) stated that the map was one of the most original Lakeland products seen in many years and could prove useful in the battle to win funds and promote preservation of upland environments in the Lake District.
With thanks...I would like to thank Neil and James for all their support with 'Tubular Fells' and for the tour of their patch! It was great to spend the day with such committed Lakelanders! I hope the map raises much needed funds.
Once business was discussed, the two rangers took Peter on a drive tour of their patch pointing out newly forming erosion scars, like that on the north-east slope of Helm Crag, a piece of path in the process of being fixed near Elterwater and then to show him the fantastic, 5000 year old rock art on the scrambling boulder in Great Langdale.
The whistle stop tour ended with a photo of Neil and James being taken, proudly holding Tubular Fells with Bowfell and 'The Band' behind (see above left). Not only was this a spectacular place for a photo call, but also The Band was one of the first major projects undertaken by the 'Fix the Fells' team in this area.