Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme aims to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape. Thanks to National Lottery players it has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Fund. With a Spring in our Step The last few months have tested us all with lockdown and short winter days. But there has been plenty to enjoy and celebrate too... Read more> Sign Up to our mailing list to receive our latest news, events and volunteering opportunities. Home About the Scheme Scheme Projects Westmorland Walks Heritage Talks News Resources Films Poetry Geology Grants Contacts 2.6 Traditional Farm Buildings To survey, record and interpret traditional farm buildings in the Westmorland Dales, and carry out conservation work on a number of key buildings under threat. Project lead: Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Delivery Team Traditional farm buildings are a distinctive feature of the Westmorland Dales landscape but they are also one of the most vulnerable types of historic building in the area. Farming practices have changed over the last 50 years so many farm buildings are now redundant and have therefore been demolished, left to decay or converted to other uses. As the Westmorland Dales has only recently been included within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the information held on the Historic Environment Record (HER) is relatively sparse in comparison with other areas, and inevitably the buildings have benefited less in terms of conservation. Purpose To start to redress this imbalance between the new area of national park and the rest of the park. To survey, record and interpret traditional farm buildings. To carry out conservation work on a number of key buildings under threat. To improve records on the YDNPA HER.