The Lake District Foundation plans to raise thousands of pounds this Christmas for the Fix the Fells project.

The organisation aims to raise £25,000 for the landscape and is continuing to protect the footpaths on the mountains.

The Big Give enables donors to double their donation and the Lake District Foundation has secured two match-funding champions – The Langdale Estate and LDF chair Gill Houston who walked all the The Birketts peaks. Between them, they have £12,400 of match funding that will mean any donation is doubled.

Sarah Swindley, CEO of Lake District Foundation, said: “It is so important that we continue to care for our path network in the Lake District.

"Fix the Fells staff and volunteers do incredible work in the most challenging conditions.

“Our generous supporters have given this year’s Big Give a great head start and we know that if we hit the target of £25,000 for the project that will help us keep the Lake District special now and in the future.”

The Big Give Christmas challenge will run for a week from November 30 and donations will assist volunteers and rangers who are working all year round to stop path erosion in the Lake District.

Donations can be made at