Now more than ever access to the countryside is of vital importance. Since the lockdown began in March we have seen an increased use of all our sites by the local and surrounding communities of Ironbridge Gorge. As a charity we have installed over £250k of access infrastructure to facilitate peoples’ enjoyment of our sites. Unfortunately, in places our timber steps and boardwalks are rotting more quickly than anticipated, potentially because timber is no longer pressure treated with copper chrome arsenic (CCA). Whilst CCAs replacement is better for the environment, it does not produce timber that is as durable. Furthermore, some of our sites have suffered from severe flooding which has likely contributed to the steps accelerated deterioration.  We need your support to raise additional funds to replace and repair some of the worst steps.  For more information please click on the link below to our Just Giving donations page.