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Pitch in for Whernside

Whernside from Twistleton Scar
A couple of paragliders making their way to the summit.
Whernside from Twistleton Scar
The path at Bruntscar
Many boots have caused the path to widen over many years.
The path at Bruntscar
The damage
A walker picks his way down through the ever widening path.
The damage

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Pitch in for Whernside has been launched by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority as part of the British Mountaineering Council’s national Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million fundraising campaign. Our aim is to raise £46,000 to‘rebuild part of the Bruntscar path, the main descent off the summit of Whernside - and we are asking for your support.

The problem

The main descent off the summit of Whernside is known locally as Bruntscar. The steepest section is particularly susceptible to damage and becoming increasingly eroded, undermining the local ecology. In its current condition the path is extremely difficult to use, causing people to walk off route, and creating an everwidening scar on Yorkshire’s highest hillside.

We need your help

With more people than ever enjoying what the wonderful Three Peaks have to offer, the paths take a great deal of skill and money to maintain. The Mend our Mountains campaign is about inspiring walkers everywhere with a positive message about the need to look after the places we care about.

We are asking for your help to raise the £46,000 needed to create a new 200m section of stone-pitched path and to restore the adjacent areas that are suffering from erosion. The newly created route would be sensitively-designed to ensure the least possible impact on the landscape and provide a route that can stand up to the number of walkers it receives every year.

The scale of the task is huge given Bruntscar’s remote location and steep conditions - but
we think Whernside’s worth it!

How can you help?

Get involved in our crowdfunding campaign now - a chance for you to get your hands on incredible rewards, while helping the ‘Pitch in for Whernside’ campaign. The bigger the donation, the bigger the reward.

We have a fantastic selection of experiences, holidays, gear, clothing and other 5-star goodies. There’s something for almost every taste and budget – from £5 to £500. Go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/mend-the-dales and make your choice!

Donate Money - Please donate at mendmountains.thebmc.co.uk/yorkshire-dales. All amounts, large and small, are gratefully received.

Sponsor part of the project - Whether it’s lumps of rock or fuel for the airlifts, it all costs money

Give a donation tin a home - Help us reach out with our fundraising.

Spread the word - Put up posters, share our social media posts, and keep in touch with us on and over the coming months. We need to get the message out there - Yorkshire’s highest hill needs our help.

Get in touch - If you would like to join us in our campaign to look after Yorkshire’s highest mountain, you can get in touch with us by emailing threepeaksproject@yorkshiredales.org.uk or calling Kate Hilditch (Area Manager) on 01756 751631

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