Proceeds from the pub meals donation will go towards maintaining paths in the Three Peaks area

The pub meals donation will go towards maintaining paths in the Three Peaks area

Diners in a Yorkshire Dales pub will be helping a project that maintains some of the most popular paths in the Three Peaks area.

The Lion at Settle has pledged 15p from every serving of its Butcher’s Board dish to the Three Peaks Project, which works to protect and improve the area and the rights of way network around Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Three Peaks Project manager Steve Hastie said: “I’m delighted with the offer from the Lion. The pub serves a lot of meals, so all those 15p donations can quickly build up into something very significant.

Pub manager Ian Pilcher said: “We know the Three Peaks is a great asset to have on the doorstep and many of our customers go walking on the fells, so we feel we should do what we can to support the national park’s work maintaining the paths.

“The Butchers Board is already a very popular choice among our customers. We are hoping it will be even more popular once people realise they can help the Three Peaks Project at the same time.”

Mr Hastie added: “The Yorkshire Three Peaks draw walkers from all over the country to try to tackle the challenge of completing all three, or simply to enjoy the magnificent landscape at leisure.”

“This is a great example of how a local business can help us manage what is such an important asset for tourism in this part of the Dales. The fact that Ian came to us with the idea, following on from the quiz he hosted, is especially pleasing.”

Malcolm Petyt, the authority’s member champion for recreation management, said: “The Lion Inn is a corporate member of Friends of the Three Peaks, and it is great to see them coming up with such a good idea for helping the appeal.”

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