Blencathra Bid

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Blencathra Bid

Blencathra Bid

Friends of  Blencathra LTD By Friends of Blencathra LTD

''Wouldn't it be great if the public could buy Blencathra?'' An opportunity you only get once.

Keswick Idea stage

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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:

  • Ensure that the public have ownership of the peoples peak.

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:

  • Raising funds for at least £1.75 million before 2nd July 2014 to submit a closed bid.

Location Keswick

About the space

Lake district National Park


Eden Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,284,668

Blencathra Bid - £1,750,000 (77%)
plus Vat - £350,000 (15%)
Other - £184,668 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Blencathra Bid
plus Vat
Other Read More
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £2,284,668

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