Volunteers Wanted!

11th January 2017

The Pennine Way needs you!

VOLUNTEERS with a passion for the countryside and a sense of place are being sought to help look after a stretch of one of the country’s most iconic walking routes.

The Pennine Way National Trail attracts thousands of walkers every year and when combined with temperamental weather conditions the trail can become a victim of its own success, with the ground underfoot becoming boggy and eroded.

In a bid to keep the route in a good condition the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership has launched a project to gather together people who are willing to look after the iconic route, which turned 50 last year.

The Pennine Way People Project, funded by The Pennine National Trails Partnership, will initially look after a 73-mile stretch of the trail which falls in the AONB, between Tan Hill on the Teesdale / North Yorkshire border to Greenhead in Northumberland.

As well as being able to take part in practical work parties including footpath repairs and way marking, volunteers can apply to be allocated a specific stretch of the route to look after as it’s ‘Champion’.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved in the project can find out more by visiting http://www.northpennines.org.uk/ or contacting Sarah Tooze or Simon Wilson on 01388 528801 or email sarah@northpenninesaonb.org.uk

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