Buttermere is one of the few places left in the North Lakes with some grassy untouched paths. pre-emptive work can help keep the paths natural.
"Pidgeon holes" a line of circular bare patches can occur on grassy slopes when a large numbers of walkers follow the same line up a hill.
Although these foot holes make the hill easier to climb, they quickly join together into a groove that water runs down creating a gully.
The willow is locally sourced from a basket weaver, Phil Bradley.
All the work was done by Fix The Fells volunteers supervised by a National Trust ranger.
How it looked with the cloche removed and after the local sheep had grazed it.When we removed the netting the local herdwicks had a field day.