Fundraising for the centenary pathway
2017 marks 100 years since Kinver Edge was gifted to the National Trust. To mark the centenary, we're raising funds to help secure the Edge's legacy as a place of refuge and respite for everyone.
In 1917 the Lee family bought 200 acres of Kinver Edge and donated it to the National Trust, as a place for recreation and refreshment for the people of Birmingham and the Black Country.
In this, our centenary year, we are undertaking an ambitious project to raise £195,000 to create a 3.5 mile pathway across the Edge. The money we raise will help us to improve the surface of existing pathways and lay new ones.
We want to make sure that this beautiful landscape is accessible for everyone, for years to come. Donated to the Trust as a place for factory workers to escape the pollution of Birmingham and the Black Country, Kinver Edge’s legacy as a place of refuge and respite for all can continue with your support.
" [Buying and gifting the land]...was an extraordinary and far-sighted thing to do with the First World War still going on. My family may have donated the first land but it's the community together with the National Trust who have kept it going and turned it into the place we all can enjoy today."
The pathway will link up the Rock Houses as well as enabling people to explore the different habitats and aspects of the Edge. Thank you for all the generous donations we’ve received so far – totaling an incredible £95,000, around half way towards our target.
We aren’t there just yet. We still need your help! Please give your support and help us to ensure that everyone can enjoy this beautiful place for many more years to come.
Scroll down to access our fundraising page. Everyone donation, no matter how small, really makes a difference.