The Friends of Blencathra is a campaign group which was set up to buy Blencathra as a community.
What are we trying to do?
Blencathra in the Lake District is being sold. The Earl of Lonsdale is being forced into selling it after 400 years to pay inheritance taxes. While it is protected as a part of the National Park, and there is no risk to our right of access, we prefer the community to own it rather than a private landowner. We are trying to gather lots of people to collectively buy it and hold it in trust for all.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
What an opportunity!
A once in a lifetime chance to take ownership of what should already be publicly owned.
A real chance to feel a sense of ownership of a truly beautiful mountain in a most fantastic setting, the Lake District National Park.
Steps to get it done:
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