New donation scheme to support Pennine National Trails

Posted: 13.10.15

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders are being given the chance to contribute to the upkeep of the spectacular Pennine Way and Pennine Bridleway.

A new donation scheme has been set up to raise much-needed cash for the maintenance of the two popular routes through the north of England and of the other 13 National Trails in the country.

Heather Procter, the Pennine National Trail Partnership Manager, said: “We know that many find their experience of the Pennine National Trails to be inspiring and they often develop a strong affection for them, especially if they have travelled from end to end. We hope people will want to make a small donation to help us look after the trails so that they and others can return and enjoy them year after year.

“The National Trails are the best known and best loved trails in England and Wales. They are free and they offer everyone life-changing opportunities to explore our wonderful countryside.

“They are looked after by highly skilled and dedicated staff who continue to improve them so that everyone has the best experience possible.

“However – like all other publicly funded initiatives – resources are scarce at the moment and we hope the people who have enjoyed the trails will be able to help by making a small donation.”

The donation scheme allows people to give as much as they want directly to their chosen National Trail simply by visiting the relevant trail pages on the National website at and clicking the ‘donate’ button.

All donations received will be used to support the chosen trail, with 80 per cent of the money going to fund improvement work and the remainder going towards the cost of providing the website, which is not publicly funded.

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust