Eycott Hill - fingers-crossed

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It's a waiting game for Eycott Hill

We're all eager to hear the outcome of our bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) which, we hope, will be the final piece in the funding package that will allow us to purchase Eycott Hill as a nature reserve.

The decision from HLF is due mid-December but we won't be able to publicly announce this until mid to late January 2015.

When we do know the outcome - we will announce it here on our website and in local press.

Don't hesitate to contact us by phone if news of the decision doesn't reach you though!

As we wait, it only remains for us to thank all of you for your messages of support, your generous donations and the volunteers who have already worked to improve the site for wildlife. Thank you.

Working to secure the £968,000 to purchase Eycott Hill has been a huge undertaking for the Trust, and we thank everybody who has contributed in some way. Every bit of support demonstrates to HLF the depth of local backing we have for the project.

Fingers-crossed for a successful outcome!

Please do get in touch if you would like to know anything more or have any questions – you can send me, Emma, an email.

Thank you.

Stuart Maconie says "Eycott Hill is right on my doorstep in Cumbria and is, I've always thought, a perfect example of the Lake District in miniature, a beautiful, rugged hill in some of North Cumbria's grandest and most unspoiled landscapes, nestling between the Pennines and the Back O'Skiddaw fells. But it has always been a difficult place to explore with little or no access to the footpaths that criss cross it. I fully support Cumbria Wildlife Trust in their bid to acquire it, to make it more accessible to all visitors while preserving its unique character and the wildlife and vegetation it has in such abundance."



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