News from Neil Winder for November 2011

  • Tubular Fells map Raises £6000

    18:48 21 November 2011
    By Roland Wicksteed, Dave Jackson, Dave Almond, James Archer, Neil Winder

    I huge thank you goes to Peter Burgess, the designer of the Tubular Fells map for his donation of £6000 to the Fix the Fells Partnership.
     Peter, Neil Winder (Area Ranger), Mike Innerdale (Director of Operations)

    Peter kindly donates £1 from every sale of his map to help our work on the Fells of the Lake District. His money will be used to help maintain footpaths suffering erosion and make improvement's to this great landscape.
    Please click on the link or the Tubular fells map to read more information about Peter, his map and how he got together with the National Trust.
    http://www.tubularfells.com/index.php/news/53-tubular-fells-money-presented-to-fix-the-fells
  • Tongue Gill Bridge

    15:30 12 November 2011
    By Roland Wicksteed, Dave Jackson, Dave Almond, James Archer, Neil Winder

    The last few days we have been transporting the materials needed to replace the damaged bridge on the Tongue gill path from Grasmere.
    The damaged bridge
     We start by using the Land Rovers off road capabilities to  move the beams up the path.
     
     
         Moving slowly up the path

    Once the beams are at there destination we return to the road to collect the rest of the materials, treads, uprights and hand rails.
    Work will commence in the next few weeks to take down the old bridge and rebuild with new timbers.
     Seat Sandal to the left
     
     The Slopes of Fairfield

    The Tongue Gill route is a popular path leading to Seat Sandal, Grisedale tarn and up on to Fairfield. As you walk and look back the views across to Helm Crag and Gibson Knott are Fantastic.

     

News from Neil Winder

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Area Ranger-Grasmere and Great Langdale.

Growing up in the Lakes naturally progressed to working in this beautiful area. After studying Countryside management at Newton Rigg College Penrith I spent time volunteering for the RSPB at Leighton Moss Silverdale. These experiences lead to employment with the National Trust whom I’ve been with for over 14 years now.
I’ve worked on the upland footpath team carrying out footpath repairs in the area and as Warden working on countryside estate work like walling, fencing and hedge laying.
As Area Ranger I’m Responsible for planning and coordinating general operations over 7800 Hectares of countryside portfolio.
I love the outdoors, getting out side in my work and also spending time walking with my family.
I’ve been known to enjoy bursts of trail running when my energy levels are high. I also have a passion for electronic music; I was a DJ for many years and hold a qualification in computer music production.

Blog:
http://centralandeastlakesrangers.blogspot.co.uk/