£1 million target for footpath repair campaign

The coastland at Lepe Country Park

Published Wednesday 22 November 2017

A campaign has launched to repair much-loved footpaths in all 15 of Britain’s National Parks.

The Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million initiative aims to raise £1 million in total for a range of vital path repair projects across the country, including the Lepe Loop in the New Forest. 

The projects supported by the campaign will range from the high reaches of the Cairngorms to the gentle coast of the New Forest; from England’s highest mountain to the fabled seat of a Welsh giant; from the roof of Dartmoor to one of Scotland’s most well-trodden Munros. 

Read more and contribute to the Lepe Loop on the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million website

To be run over the course of the year, the appeal will be a team effort by a diverse UK-wide coalition which aims to make a huge positive difference to the landscapes we all value and the paths we all use. 

Overall coordination is provided by the BMC, funding comes from the BMC’s charity (the BMC Access and Conservation Trust), and headline sponsorship is generously provided by Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock, two of Britain’s leading outdoor retailers and the BMC’s recommended retail partners. 

Individual projects are backed by a range of National Park authorities, outdoor enthusiast groups and charitable trusts, and in Scotland the campaign is represented by the BMC’s sister organisation, Mountaineering Scotland.  

The major collaborative appeal embraces a sense of collective pride and responsibility for looking after our best-loved landscapes. 

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