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For the last week our fab team – Kate and Ellie – have been up mountains in the Lake District interviewing people for our Fix the Fells work.  They have also been in Keswick speaking to people in the town, and have been sending us updates and great photos of what they’ve been up to.

This is undoubtedly our highest consultation ever!  And check out the beautiful banner Ellie made for the consultation…

We thought it would be nice to include a few of the reports from Kate and Ellie:

Thursday 16th June 2011

We were heading for the top of Helvellyn this morning but it was pouring with rain, so we headed to the Moot Hall in Keswick.  We enjoyed a trickled of interviewees there, but as soon as it brightened up we headed back out up to Catbells where we had a steady flow of people who all thought it was a good idea us being up there.  Let’s hope the weather is better than forecast tomorrow!  Best wishes, Kate

Saturday 18th June 2011

The cloud was down and the rain light though persistent, but many a hardy walker passed our little base at the entrance to Seathwaite Farm.  Nearly all we stopped were happy to chat, despite either being keen to get on with their five-hour hikes or absolutely exhausted after returning from such exertions!