There's some footpath repair work going on at the moment on Stake Pass. And while I'd have to be blind not to recognise the need for something to be done, I just don't see how this type of path can offer a long term solution. If us fell walkers can erode what was there naturally, this stuff has no chance of lasting very long at all. If it doesn't get washed away in a flood, a decade of walking boots should see it off.
I reckon there are only two solutions. One would be to keep everyone off the fells and the other is to use proper pitched paths which have more than proved themselves to work when used elsewhere.
I hope the money I gave to Fix The Fells wasn't used on this bit !!