Having become the BMC’s recommended retail partner in 2017, Cotswold Outdoor has now become a headline partner for the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign.
The appeal is to last for the whole year, with fundraising activities taking place to encourage outdoor enthusiasts to raise money for the vital repair of paths across the hills, mountains and landscapes of Britain.
This appeal is close to the heart of Cotswold Outdoor, and part of our DNA as an outdoor retailer is a passion for the outdoors and protecting Britain’s National Parks for generations to come.
Greg Nieuwenhuys, our CEO said:
“We are delighted to cement our partnership with the BMC through the headline sponsorship of their Mend our Mountains: Make One Million campaign.
“This enables us to further engage with the British climbing and hill walking community, as well as supporting the fantastic work the BMC undertake to ensure continued access to the landscapes so many of us hold so dear.”
Dave Turnbull, BMC Chief Executive said:
“We are thrilled to be launching Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million. This is a flagship initiative for the BMC and the BMC Access and Conservation Trust, which shows our commitment to safeguard the outdoor and adventurous environment to the benefit of everyone.
“The campaign is a collaborative effort with a UK-wide coalition of organisations, businesses and campaigners, as well as the public. To reach our ambitious target we need everyone to do their bit. We all benefit from these wonderful places and we all have a role to play in looking after them.”
The primary projects featured in Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million are:
- Lake District: Scafell Pike (Total sought: £100,00)
- Peak District: The Great Ridge (£140,000)
- Peak District: Cut Gate (£70,000)
- South Downs: South Downs Way (£100,000)
- Snowdonia: Cader Idris (£140,000)
- Loch Lomond & Trossachs: Ben Vane (£40,000)
- Cairngorms National Park: Beinn a' Ghlo (£60,000)
- Exmoor: The Chains (£20,000)
- Exmoor: Great Bradley Bridge (£20,000)
- Dartmoor: Nun's Cross Path (£40,000)
- Yorkshire Dales: Whernside (£46,000)
- New Forest: The Lepe Loop Trail (£25,000)
- Brecon Beacons: Bal Mawr (£20,000)
The National Parks of Northumberland, the North York Moors, the Norfolk Broads and the Pembrokeshire Coast will also receive funding from this appeal, but at a lower level than the projects above. By donating to the UK wide appeal through the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million website donors will be benefitting these National Parks.
Read more about the impact of the last Mend Our Mountains campaign here.
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