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Mend Our Mountains to repair two iconic Peak District paths

Two of the most popular and heavily eroded routes in the Peak District national park are set to be repaired with the help of £175,000 from the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million fundraising appeal. A kilometre-long stretch of the Great Ridge footpath, between Mam Tor and Lose Hill, and various boggy sections of Cut Gate, on the Derwent Moors, are to receive funds raised from the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign. The campaign was a collaboration between the…

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Mend Our Mountains hits £100,000 Scotland target

Path repairers have already got stuck in to the work of repairing one of Scotland’s most popular Munros after Mend Our Mountains succeeded in raising £100,000 for two projects north of the border. The Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal has suceeded in raising £40,000 to install a sustainable path on the steep route up Ben Vane in the Arrochar Alps, and £60,000 to repair the wide and extremely visible scar on Carn Liath, part of the Beinn a’…

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What it takes to be a mountain path repairer

Commuting with crampons, hard outdoor labour, and spending 120 hours a week with your colleagues – we speak to a mountain path repairer to find out more about the highs and lows involved in this vital job. Just three years ago, Ryan Hamilton was bored and working in a call centre in Glasgow. But a training course run by the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland’s ‘Mountains and The People’ project took him on to a new life – repairing paths and protecting…

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£120,000 raised by MOM to repair the South Downs Way

One of the biggest projects ever supported by Mend Our Mountains has hit its huge fundraising target, enabling repairs to be made to badly damaged sections along the South Downs Way. Hot on the heels of the Bruntscar path on Whernside, another project supported by the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million has hit its fundraising target – and it’s one of the most ambitious in the whole appeal. The whopping £120,000 raised by members of the public, businesses and charitable…

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MOM repair work gets underway on Whernside

The money you donated to the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal has started going into work on the ground, after a dramatic helicopter airlift helped path repair work to get underway on Yorkshire’s highest peak this week. The £46,000 needed to repair the heavily damaged Bruntscar path on the steep flanks of Whernside has been successfully raised after members of the public, businesses and charities responded brilliantly to the Mend Our Mountains appeal and the Yorkshire Dales National…

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Climbing higher: a look back at a massive year for Mend Our Mountains

Don’t be fooled – something good actually happened in 2018. With your help, Mend Our Mountains has raised more than £600,000 over the course of a year packed with spectacular events, magnificent individual efforts and big pledges of support. Here are seven of the highlights. 2018, eh? It’s been a challenging year for the country as a whole, for reasons that no one needs reminding of here. The year has also not been without its challenges for the BMC. But…

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Crowdfunding push and EOCA success takes Mend Our Mountains up to £520,000

After an £118,500 crowdfunding push and success in a Europe-wide conservation award, the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal to raise funds for path repair and combat erosion across Britain has climbed past half a million pounds in total, with some of its biggest projects well on the way to being funded. Thanks to you, it has been a good month for Mend Our Mountains. Yesterday evening, the second ever national Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding drive came to an…

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Light Night: Hundreds of walkers create dazzling display

Last night 600 people came together to create a spectacular show of support for Mend Our Mountains – a human light chain stretching for two miles. Now is your chance to get a memento of the event. Joined by the unlikely duo of TV presenter Julia Bradbury and Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, the ‘Great Ridge Light Night’ saw a line of hundreds of people illuminate the two mile length of the famous ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill.…

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Take on a challenge and raise money for Mend Our Mountains

Do you want to take on a challenge and raise money for Mend Our Mountains at the same time? Download our new fundraising pack to help you on your way. You know the score by now – Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million is a call to action to everyone who values the hills, mountains and landscapes of Britain. Through a year-long appeal we aim to raise £1 million in total for a range of vital projects within the UK’s entire family…

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How to add Gift Aid to your Mend Our Mountains donation

If you give regularly to charity, you’ll know how Gift Aid works. It’s a scheme enabling registered charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, effectively increasing the value of a donation to a given charity by 25% – at no cost to the donor themselves.  Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million is an appeal run by the BMC Access and Conservation Trust (ACT). ACT is a charity registered in England and Wales (no 1089516) so is eligible for Gift Aid.  If you donate to…

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Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million is a call to action to everyone who values the hills, mountains and landscapes of Britain. It aims to galvanise mass support for things we all use: the paths, bridleways and bridges which underpin our experiences in the great outdoors. Through a year-long appeal we aim to raise £1 million in total for a range of vital projects within the UK’s entire family of 15 National Parks. Navigate our website to find out more.
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