The Chains and Great Bradley Bridge - Mend Our Mountains Appeal

Help fund vital work on The Chains and Great Bradley through a contribution to the BMC Mend the Mountains National Parks campaign.

Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million aims to raise £1 million in total for a range of vital path repair projects within Britain’s entire family of 15 National Parks.

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Exmoor: The Chains (£20,000)

The Chains is the name given to the north western plateau of Exmoor, an area that lies above 1,500 feet.  A remote upland bridleway route runs the length of the Chains from Exe Head in the east to Wood Barrow in the west, boasting stunning panoramic views – it is about as remote and wild as you can get on Exmoor.  But walkers and riders spend more time looking at where to put their feet and hooves – trying to avoid sinking into a boggy quagmire!

We need your help to allow us to continue important repair work along a two kilometre section of the Chains.

donate The Chains

Exmoor: Great Bradley Bridge (£20,000)

We need your help to create a brand new bridge across the River Barle at Great Bradley. We have already secured help from the landowner and a suitable bridge has been sourced from a previous project. It might sound like it’s all been sorted already… right? Wrong!

The bridge needs to be completely refurbished, then transported to the site. After that, ramps and abutments will have to be specially built and everything fixed into place. If that wasn’t complex enough, the site itself is inaccessible so specialist machinery and skilled contractors will be needed to do this.

If you can help us build the bridge, we can move the Two Moors Way route onto the western bank where it can be enjoyed by visitors for generations to come!

Donate Great Bradley