'Donate a Gate' on the Pennine Way

9th December 2016

If you have ever grumbled about having to negotiate stiles on the Pennine Way, and you are looking for a lasting and meaningful memorial to a loved one, then this scheme could be the answer.

Running initially in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it gives anyone the chance to have a new gate installed to replace a stile on the 70 miles of the Pennine Way in County Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland between Tan Hill and Greenhead.

£400 will provide a new gate, complete with a plaque, in memory of someone special, or to commemorate an event or celebrate an achievement.  If you have a particular location in mind, either because it is a favourite place or a specific stile that you really found awkward, then we will do our best to meet your needs.  If you are happy for us to choose a location, then we will sort that out.

Negotiations with landowners and installation will be arranged by the local County Council’s rights of way officers, and they will also keep you informed so you can visit your new gate. 

Run by the Friends of the North Pennines, it is a great way of helping your fellow walkers whilst providing a practical memorial.  If you can Gift Aid your donation, the money goes even further.

For further details and an application form visit http://friendsofthenorthpennines.org.uk/donate-a-gate/

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