CareMoor - donate online
Donations to CareMoor for Exmoor, the National Park Conservation and Access Fund, can now be made online. Money has been coming into the Fund while the work to repair Exmoor’s damaged paths continues.
The National Park Authority’s field services team has been clearing debris from Rights of Way with the cost of flood repairs to paths and structures now well beyond what is usually budgeted for under general maintenance. The vast majority of paths are still accessible, but some have been more severely impacted by fallen trees and small landslips with a few bridges being completely washed away.
Dan James from Exmoor National Park says: “We are really grateful for the money that people have already sent in and now that people can donate to CareMoor online via our website at www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/exmoor-floods it’s even easier to help.
“Some of the people who donated money have attached personal notes to their donations expressing what the area means to them or have sent a cheque in memory of a loved one who enjoyed the area. The Rights of Way network on Exmoor is vital to the area’s economy and to the enjoyment of many residents and visitors alike, so if anyone would like to contribute to the work we would be very grateful.”
National Park Authority staff and others have also been helping remove trees and clear debris around Snowdrop Valley in a bid to help the organisers get the valley open. Organiser Nic Wigley commented: “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone on all the teams who have been organising and working in Cutcombe around Snowdrop Valley. I would never have believed you could have cleared that many trees in that short a time, and done such a brilliant job.”
The valley is expected to be open this Friday 8 February, but anyone interested in visiting should check on the website: www.wheddoncross.org.uk
Published: 4 February 2013
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