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Page 186 The introduction of the High Tove chapter necessarily draws attention to the notorious morass of peaty ground in the ridge north of the summit leading to High Seat. Following the sterling efforts of the combined force of Fix the Fells and Cumbria Wildlife Trust volunteers (with the support of the National Trust and United Utilities), giant sandstone slabs – matching those employed in similar moorland situations on the Pennine Way – are now in place for the ridge path crossing of The Pewits. The green plover can now sing its merry tune and cavort in its characteristic quirky flight over this renown marshy hollow and walkers are saved the impossible dilemma of choosing a dry line. Areas of sphagnum moss and cotton grass have been fenced off to prosper in nature’s way, untrammelled by hapless floundering walkers.

Slabs crossing The Pewits marsh