The cash would be used to repair the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The cash would be used to repair the Brown Tongue path on Scafell Pike. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The Fix the Fells partnership is urging outdoor enthusiasts to cast their vote in an online poll it hopes will bring in £25,000 to repair a path on England’s highest mountain.

Save Scafell Pike is one of thousands of projects vying for cash in the Aviva Community Fund contests.

If successful, the money will be used to repair sections of the Brown Tongue path on the Wasdale side of the fell.

Joanne Backshall, programme manager at Fix the Fells, said: “Scafell Pike is one of England’s most iconic mountains and it is much loved by locals and tourists alike.

“But sadly the pounding of thousands of pairs of hiking boots every year has eroded the mountain, leaving behind ugly scars and deep gullies. It is clearly in need of repair.

“We are calling on all hillwalkers and lovers of the Lake District to back our project and vote for us now. We need your help to make a positive difference to this stunning mountain landscape.”

Members of the public have 10 votes on the Aviva Community Fund site, and the competition ends at midday on Tuesday, 21 November, after which the winning projects will be announced. Voting involves registering with the site.

Fix the Fells is a collaboration between the National Trust, Lake District National Park Authority, Natural England, Nurture Lakeland and Friends of the Lake District.

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