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This is a two hectare piece of land gifted to Friends of the Lake District by member and local resident Prof Mike Hambrey.

The generous gift of the land makes this Friends of the Lake District’s most northerly piece of land but to enable it to be accessed and enjoyed we now have to build a bridge to cross Kilnhow Beck and create a new path to the land.

Friends of the Lake District was one of the handful of charities to benefit from money gifted to the 'Friends of Blencathra' following the unsuccessful attempt to buy the mountain. We're really pleased that we're able to part-fund this work with that legacy money and put the generous donations to work in the shadow of Blencathra. 

We have already been on site working with West Cumbria Rivers Trust and Threlkeld School children to plant over 1000 trees and to install 'leaky dams' which help to slow the flow of water across the land. 


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