Mend the Peak District!

by thebmc in Peak National Park Centre

This heavily damaged stretch of path on the iconic Kinder Scout in the Peak District won’t be repaired if we don’t hit our target.

by thebmc in Peak National Park Centre

We did it
On 16th May 2016 we successfully raised £12,425 with 379 supporters in 56 days

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This heavily damaged stretch of path on the iconic Kinder Scout in the Peak District won’t be repaired if we don’t hit our target.

Surrounded by cities like Sheffield and Manchester, the Peak District is one of the most popular - and busiest - national parks in the world. Around 16 million people live within an hour’s drive of it – not even Mount Fuji, towering over Tokyo, has more humanity on its doorstep.

The wild plateau of Kinder Scout hosts the Peak District’s highest point and attracts huge numbers of walkers and climbers annually. It is also famous for the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, which helped to create the access freedoms we enjoy today.

 

The problem

But the stretch of path below the fantastic wind-carved rocks of Ringing Roger has suffered significantly and now consists of an ugly scar of loose rock and soil which is rapidly expanding and encroaching on to the surrounding heather moorland.

Watch a video showing the extent of damage on the Ringing Roger path here.

 

The solution

To fix this damage and protect the precious peat underneath we want to carry out sensitive stone-pitched repairs we estimate will cost almost £28,000 in total. 

In recent years much work has been done to regenerate the vegetation of Kinder Scout and other Peak District moors, which is vital for water quality and carbon capture, helped by sympathetic footpath work. But managing the impact of so many people is an ongoing challenge and problems remain.

 

What your pledge will achieve

If we do not reach our target in this campaign the repairs will not go ahead.

Please give what you can spare to help keep this symbol of the freedoms we all enjoy today beautiful. 

 - Peak District 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

Thank you email + 15% discount at Cotswolds Outdoor

£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) + 50% Steep Edge adventure films discount (6 months)

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£25 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£35 or more

7 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

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£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

7 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

2 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

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£35 Reward

50% off vouchers for a DMM Cirque walking axe

£35 or more

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£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)

£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

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

A place for two people on a guided walk with Peak Walking Adventures. Valid for any of the 'open group' walks on www.peakwalking.com.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£60 or more

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£60 Reward

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

£70 or more

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£70 Reward

50% off voucher for a DMM Highball bouldering pad

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£70 Reward

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

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

A night in the 5 star Tripadvisor rated Underleigh House B&B in the Hope Valley, Peak District. For two people on any night from Sunday to Thursday, subject to availability. www.underleighhouse.co.uk.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£150 Reward

A night for two people in a 5 star Tripadvisor-rated holiday cottage on Wheeldon Trees Farm, Peak District (excluding school holidays and bank holidays). Subject to availability. www.wheeldontreesfarm.co.uk

£155 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£155 Reward

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

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

A three night stay in the two person Cloud Loft cottage near The Roaches in the Peak District. Subject to availability. Can be during weekdays or weekends. http://www.whitehousebarncottages.co.uk/

£250 or more

£250 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£270 or more

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£270 Reward

A place for two people on an introductory navigation course in the Peak District with top training providers Peak Mountaineering. Info and dates here: http://www.peakmountaineering.com/courses/navigation/introductory-nnas-bronze/

£500 or more

£500 Reward

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£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

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