Fleetwith Pike. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Fleetwith Pike. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Walkers are being invited to help light up a Lake District mountain in fundraising event for a youth charity.

The Lakeland Festival of Light team is staging a ‘special’ later this month on Fleetwith Pike, at the head of Buttermere.

Four photographers will be on hand to capture the spectacle, which involves illuminating Fleetwith Edge with walkers’ torches.

Profits from the event will go to Cumbria Youth Alliance.

Organiser Matt Le Voi said: “Traditionally the event takes place in May on Cat Bells and sees attendance from several hundred people. However, this event aims to recreate the same visual spectacle with just a few dozen fundraisers.

“In just a few years we’ve raised over £40,000 for various charities through the Lakeland Festival of Light series. Each year we’re blown away with the amount of people that want to attend the events and creatively we are always thinking of new ways to create a spectacle.

“Artistically Fleetwith Pike will be an amazing mountain to photograph for the team and I can’t wait to see the outcome.”

Walkers light up Cat Bells, with Derwent Water and Keswick in the distance. Photo: Harry Baker Photography

Walkers light up Cat Bells during a previous event. Photo: Harry Baker Photography

The event will take place on Saturday 27 October. Participants are asked to donate about £25 to the charity to attend and organisers said they must come fully prepared for standing around on a cold fell for an hour or so.

Cumbria Youth Alliance’s aim is to work with and for young people in Cumbria to help them reach their full potential.

Mr Le Voi said: “It’s great to be able to support a local charity in terms of providing not only funds for their projects but to also provide some exposure for their great work.

The organising team is collaborating with Honister Slate Mine and the mine had offered the use of its car park as a launch location for the event.

Anyone interested in taking part is asked to email the organisers to register.

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