Popular but damaged paths in the Lake District are to be repaired thanks to a £40,000 donation.
An appeal aims to raise £5m to repair Lake District paths
Friends of the Lake District has given the money to help repair eight badly eroded paths as well as catching problems at an early stage.
The Friends has already given £130,000 towards an appeal which was set up in 2004 to raise £5m for path repairs.
The upland paths restoration project needs donations of £50,000 a year to secure Lottery matched funding.
Lake District National Park Authority upland paths adviser Richard Fox said: "Damage to these popular and famed fell paths is caused by the sheer numbers of people using them, coupled with our traditional wet weather."
The eight routes to be restored are Garburn to Ill Bell, Kentmere Horseshoe, Miresbeck, Wetherlam to Swirl Howe, Dollywaggon, Blease Fell, Scale Force and Red Tarn from Greenside.
Friends of the Lake District policy officer Jack Ellerby said: "Upland path erosion gives the feeling of degradation and the scars are visible from many miles away.
"It is in no one's interest not to address this problem and we are pleased to continue our support for this successful partnership project."
Before the end of the year, a partnership involving the Authority, National Trust and English Nature aims to have repaired 70 badly eroded paths at a total cost of £2.6m, with £1.46m potentially coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
After 2006, there will still be about 70 more paths to repair.