Storm damage update summer 2017

We're working hard to reopen as much of Allen Banks as possible, after the devastating landslips caused in the winter of 2015/2016.

We're continuously asking ourselves questions; should we reinstate the wobbly bridge, or will it break again? Is it safe enough to start work on the closed pathways, or could more debris still fall?

Ranger Chris gives an update on the storm damage repairs in the video above.

Our weekly volunteer team have been such a huge help keeping the accessible parts of Allen Banks clear and safe. If you'd like to join the team, email to find out more.

You can also lend a hand to help reopen as much of Allen Banks as possible by donating. Public donations have enabled the team at Allen Banks to start repairs and reinstate access to special parts of the west side of the site such as the Summerhouse and Plankey Mill.

If you would like to donate please contact Aerian Rogers at or on 0191 255 8638.