Mend Our Mountains

Mend Our Mountains

Mend our Mountains is the British Mountaineering Council’s (BMC) national campaign to raise £1 million for path repairs across the UK

People’s natural tendency to avoid the wettest sections of paths leads to gradual damage on the moor

We hope that we will be able to carry out works on two paths in the Peak District in mid- to late 2019

A UK-wide campaign to repair much-loved national park paths, including two in the Peak District

Fundraising is underway to enable repair to two iconic Peak District paths: Cut Gate, running between Ladybower and Langsett reservoirs; and the Great Ridge, from Mam Tor to Lose Hill in the Hope Valley.

When funds have been secured, Moors for the Future Partnership is tasked with repairing the damaged sections of path, including Cut Gate’s ‘Bog of Doom’.

Sounding like something out of The Lord of the Rings, the ‘Bog of Doom’ – as it’s become known to mountain bikers who dread falling into axle-deep wet peat – is a dark sight to behold.

People’s natural tendency to avoid the wettest sections of the path is leading to gradual widening and erosion, damaging the moor. But with the Mend our Mountains campaign, we will revert the Bog of Doom to the ‘Bog of Bloom’!

We hope that we will be able to start work on both projects in mid- to late 2019. This will depend on a number of factors including the bird-breeding season, shooting season and consents from land owners.

  • Mend our Mountains is raising £1 million for path repairs across all 15 UK National Parks
  • The Peak District is one of only two National Parks that has two paths on the list; the other is Exmoor
  • Moors for the Future Partnership staff took part in a 10-mile run around the Derwent Valley reservoirs to help raise funds for the project

Mend our Mountains Fundraising

Cut Gate

Read more about the footpath works we have already undertaken at Cut Gate

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