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Locals bid to buy Lake District peak

8 May 2014 Last updated at 04:54 BST

A campaign is under way to persuade thousands of people to club together to buy a Lake District peak put up for sale by its aristocratic owner.

The Earl of Lonsdale placed Blencathra on the market with a price tag of £1.75m.

However, locals who worry it will be snapped up by an absentee landlord have decided to try to buy it themselves.

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