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Fixing the Fells: the campaign to save the paths of Scafell Pike

Lake District repair team fear funds to protect route up England’s highest mountain will fall short as crowdfunding deadline looms

At the busiest times of year, the stream of human traffic on the Brown Tongue path never ceases – not even at night.

The route used by 100,000 people every year – as the most direct way to the top of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain – is one of the most heavily walked paths of its type in the world. But its popularity has come at a high price.

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