Mend The Yorkshire Dales!

by thebmc in Yorkshire Dales

This path has to withstand 60,000 pairs of feet every year and has become badly eroded. Help us restore iconic Ingleborough with path work.

by thebmc in Yorkshire Dales

We did it
On 16th May 2016 we successfully raised £12,460 with 266 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target


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Campaign Backers

 

Lion-shaped Ingleborough looms over Yorkshire like a proud guardian. But now it needs your help.

Approximately 60,000 walkers complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge each year, at a conservative estimate raising five million pounds for charitable causes.

Every one of them walks over the Swine Tail, the last climb before reaching the iconic summit of Ingleborough from the north.

 

The problem

Over the years this path has become very badly eroded and a wide scar now blights the side of arguably Yorkshire’s finest mountain, making walking unpleasant and undermining the local ecology.

We have tried several path construction techniques over the years, including coconut matting, stone pitching and cobbled steps. But the sheer pressure of use and several wet winters meant none of them have been effective, and the topsoil continues to be lost.

The whole Ingleborough massif is a Special Area of Conservation with European importance and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is also of significant archaeological interest, with the remains of an ancient hilltop sanctuary on its summit.

 

The solution

The only technique we have found to be sustainable on the very heavily used stretches of the Yorkshire Three Peaks is the use of stone flags. In recent years a number of flagged sections have been installed on the route, leading to restored vegetation and a more sustainable long-term walking surface.

On the Swine Tail we aim to install 325 metres of stepped stone flags and restore a further 500 square metres of eroded ground. We will work closely with Natural England to ensure maximum benefit and minimum disturbance.

 

What your pledge will achieve

Hitting the target of this campaign will enable us to mend Ingleborough to the highest possible standards. Please give what you can and help keep the Three Peaks Challenge a sustainable, fun challenge for all.  

- Yorkshire Dales 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

20 of 50 claimed

£10 Reward

15% off Yorkshire Dales Guides events

£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)

£25 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£25 Reward

Ladies Thermal Camisole and Socks from Damart (Size Small)

£25 or more

5 of 4 claimed

£25 Reward

Ladies Thermal Camisole and Socks from Damart (Size Medium)

£25 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£25 Reward

Ladies Thermal Camisole and Socks from Damart (Size Large)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£25 or more

4 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward

2 for 1 Voucher for any Yorkshire Dales Guides events

£30 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

Signed copy of Skyware's book Heart of the Pennine Way

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£35 Reward

50% off vouchers for a DMM Cirque walking axe

£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

2 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

3 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 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

1 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)

£40 or more

11 of 10 claimed

£40 Reward

A Three Peaks goody bag

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Damart windbreaker Jacket - Sweet Pea Blue, Large

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

Damart windbreaker Jacket - Aubergine, Medium

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£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)

£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)

£60 or more

7 of 20 claimed

£60 Reward

Personalised Three Peaks Hoodie in a colour and size of your choice, with the Three Peaks logo on the front and your choice of words on the back (subject to max characters)

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

50% off voucher for a DMM Highball bouldering pad

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

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

£75 or more

7 of 10 claimed

£75 Reward

Handcrafted Three Peaks Finger Post with Three Peaks Waymark with the inscription of your choice (subject to max characters). (includes sign but no post. See example below)

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£100 or more

7 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward

Lifetime Membership of Friends of the Three Peaks and exclusive metal sign

£100 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£100 Reward

Visit the completed Swine Tail Path to see what your donation has achieved. To include a walk up Ingleborough from Clapham and lunch.

£120 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£120 Reward

1 day midweek Navigation Course for up to 2 people, provided by three peaks corporate friends Yorkshire Dales Guides

£155 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£155 Reward

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

£250 or more

£250 Reward

A thank you for making a difference to the mountains!

£300 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£300 Reward

Exclusive limited edition Three Peaks Map Deck Chair and the opportunity to sit on it on top of your choice of Yorkshire's Three Peaks.

£400 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£400 Reward

Day with the Three Peaks Ranger and overnight accommodation for 2 at the King William Guest House in Settle

£500 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£500 Reward

View the project area and The Yorkshire Dales from above. A place in a helicopter trip that is taking part in the helicopter lift to get the stone onto site. Must be available at short notice due to weather conditions. (there are 3 places available in one helicopter ride. £500 is a reward for one seat).

£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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