Mend Dartmoor!

by thebmc in Dartmoor National Park

An ancient walking and cycling path in Dartmoor has become badly eroded. We need your help to protect peatland, a massive carbon store.

by thebmc in Dartmoor National Park

We did it
On 16th May 2016 we successfully raised £3,915 with 119 supporters in 56 days

You can still donate to Mend Our Mountains via the ACT website here.

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Campaign Backers

Around 18,000 walkers and 6,000 mountain bikers use this path every year. Help to resurface the path and protect the surrounding peatland, a massive carbon store. 

This wonderful stretch of bridleway between Nun’s Cross Farm and Eylesbarrow is no stranger to human feet; over the centuries it has been trodden by miners, monks and many others.

 

The problem

But today the traffic is heavier than ever, with around 18,000 walkers and 6,000 mountain bikers using it every year, and it has become badly eroded following several wet winters.

It's important to manage this erosion to both keep the path accessible and protect the fragile peatland environment. Dartmoor’s peat has been measured to a depth of seven metres in places and is a massive carbon store.

This project is the second part of an effort to repair the whole route from Princetown to Burrator Reservoir. During the summer of last year we made repairs to the first half of the route up to Nun’s Cross, where erosion had widened to around 7 metres, impacting on the sensitive moorland habitat.

 

The solution

We will make sympathetic path and erosion repairs using locally sourced materials, carry out drainage work, and install cross drains using local granite, all of which will help to stabilise the path and control erosion.

The money we raise from the Mend Our Mountains campaign will be essential to carrying out this work. The length of path is only about 4 kilometres, but we estimate the total cost of repairing it could be in the region of £200,000 due to the remote and inaccessible location, and the difficulty of transporting materials across a sensitive moorland landscape.

 

What your pledge will achieve

Funding would ensure that we can get materials out to this remote moorland site and guarantee public enjoyment of this fantastic route into the heart of Dartmoor for years to come.

Without public help we would not be able to complete this work and further wet winters will see a continuation of the severe erosion that this route has already suffered.

 Please help us carry on this vital work.  

- Dartmoor National Park

 

Please note that should the required target not be met to deliver this project, any monies raised may be rolled over to other projects within the Mend Our Mountains campaign.

Rewards will be continually added to projects over the two month course of this campaign - keep an eye on the BMC's Twitter Feed for updates and announcements. 

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Why support Mend Our Mountains?

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

15% discount at Cotswolds Outdoor (valid for 6 months) + Thank you email

£15 or more

£15 Reward

50% off voucher for Tent Meals https://tentmeals.co.uk/

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Limited edition BMC T-shirt designed by artists Tessa Lyons reading 'Choose your own path'. More info here: www.thebmc.co.uk/Limited-edition-bmc-tshirts-choose-your-own-path-and-help-to-mend-it-too

£20 or more

£20 Reward

15% Cotswolds Outdoor discount (6 months) + 15% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£35 or more

5 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

BMC Hill Walking Essentials DVD + desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswolds Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

1 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

BMC Rock Climbing Essentials DVD + desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswolds Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

2 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

BMC Winter Essentials DVD + desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswolds Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

0 of 60 claimed

£35 Reward

Great value discounted BMC membership (for non-members) + Desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswolds Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£35 Reward

BMC Climbing Wall Essentials DVD + BMC Winter Essentials DVD + desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswolds Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£35 Reward

50% off vouchers for a DMM Cirque walking axe

£50 or more

£50 Reward

MOM T-shirt + Invitation to celebration event + Great value discounted BMC membership (for non-members) + Desktop background by mountain artist Tessa Lyons + 15% Cotswolds Outdoor discount (6 months) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£60 Reward

50% off voucher for a full DMM nut set (full set of wallnuts, torque nuts and alloy offset nuts)

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

50% off voucher for a DMM Dragon cam set sizes 2-4

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

50% off voucher for a DMM Highball bouldering pad

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£155 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£155 Reward

50% off voucher for a pair of DMM Apex ice axes

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

two VIP tickets to the Tour of Britain finish of the Devon stage on Friday 9 September, at Haytor, Dartmoor.  Come and watch some of the world’s top riders compete in Britain’s premier cycling event.  The Haytor finish will be the only summit finish of the entire Tour and promises to be an exciting event and the winners will have access to the hospitality area and will have prime position adjacent to the finish, and the winner’s podium.  The VIP ticket includes all refreshments and a top quality lunch.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

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