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We faced one of our largest ever incidents this summer when the top of the Smithills Estate became engulfed by the Winter Hill fire. The estate has been seriously damaged. It is open to visitors again, but people are encouraged to take great care and be extra vigilant if visiting the area. Read our latest update on the situation.

We’ve received fantastic support so far but we still need your help to safeguard the entire estate, enhance access and restore Smithills' range of habitats for wildlife.

This is the largest project we’ve ever undertaken in England – it’s both hugely exciting and a massive long term challenge.

But it's not just its scale that makes the restoration of Smithills such an important opportunity. Preserving and enhancing this incredible, iconic place is vital for habitats, people and the area's rich heritage.

Please help us - together we can make something wonderful happen.

The Smithills Project is match-funded with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding is helping our five-year project to plant thousands more trees, add new interpretation to the site, manage the countryside and engage with the local community. 

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We’re committed to the long term restoration of Smithills. As this project is match-funded, we need your help to match what the Heritage Lottery Fund has provided. If you can help, please donate below, or call us on 0330 333 3300 quoting the code A17NP4GEN - this will make sure your generous donation goes directly to helping the Smithills Estate.

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Whatever you choose to give, donating online is secure, quick and cost effective so more money goes directly to helping Smithills.

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Simply download our offline form and pop it in the post to us, free of charge.