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Re: How can Blencathra be for sale?
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Local people, including Chris Bonington, have started a campaign to buy Blencathra in an attempt to stop it being bought as a 'trophy purchase'. They need to raise 2.1 million pounds and have started Facebook & Twitter campaigns. The group said they hoped to hand over Blencathra to the National Trust if the campaign was successful.
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The Buy Blencathra campaign said: “Our opportunity in 2014 is to purchase Blencathra and donate it in perpetuity to the nation as lovers of the mountains, as a fitting mark of respect of 100 years since the start of World War One, and recognition of the sacrifices of so many men and women so that we could enjoy the freedoms from which we benefit today.
“Donation to the nation would mean no further sale in the future.

“This proposal has a precedent. In 1923 members of Fell & Rock Climbing Club purchased 3,000 acres of land and donated it in to the nation in memory of their fallen members.
“That land included Lingmell, Great End, Allen Crags, Green Gable, Great Gable, Kirk Fell and other peaks to the East and West of Styhead Pass.”

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9th May 2014ce

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