We launched our appeal for the repair of Long Chains Combe as part of the national Mend our Mountains campaign back in March – and thanks to a top-up donation by CareMoor, we achieved our fundraising goal!
Long Chains Combe is a vital right of way (being part of the Two Moors Way that link Dartmoor and Exmoor) that was in urgent need of repair. But its remote location meant a lot of rethinking was necessary as to how to complete the repairs – in the end, the only practical solution was a helicopter. Which is why a major fundraising campaign was needed!
The Mend Our Mountains crowd funding raised £7,500, and CareMoor topped this up with £4,500 which enabled the work to go ahead. In August the repair works were well underway, with the helicopter delivering the heavier lumps of rock! Usually we use material already on a on site to complete repairs, but in the case of Long Chains Combe, there wasn’t enough suitable material for the scale of the job.
Thank you again to everyone who donated (including some donations made from as far away as the USA!) as we would not have been able to complete this vital repair work so quickly without the funding. Click here to see more about the helicopter lift (and proof of the problems a boggy path can cause!).