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

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A small exhibition highlighting our 'A Way Through' project will be on display at the Old Courthouse, Shap from 3rd Sept – 2nd October. It is free to attend and will give you a taste of the project and its progress.

We'll be providing more details about times and content of the exhibition to this page as we progress with planning but thought we'd give you the 'heads up' and the opportunity to make a note of the date ahead of time.

About our 'A Way through' project
The Westmorland Dales is bounded on all sides by major through routes - the Lune gap; the Eden valley; and the route running east from Tebay through Ravenstonedale and onto Kirkby Stephen. For thousands of years people and their animals have passed along these routes and they have unsurprisingly left their mark both physically and culturally on the landscape around them. This is a community interpretation project that will gather together research on an important aspect of the history of the Westmorland Dales and then share this story with a wide audience through imaginative interpretation. Read more>