The Westmorland Dales has a unique landscape shaped over thousands of years. Its natural and cultural heritage boasts some stunning geology, archaeology, meadows, villages, drystone walls and other landscape features. 

The forum will give you the chance to find out more about the area’s rich heritage and what our preliminary studies have revealed including the geology of the Potts Valley, the archaeology of Great Kinmond, and the landmarks of Pendragon Castle and Smardale’s Lime Kilns.

  • Morning Talks and Presentations
    10:00 am start – 12:30 pm finish (doors open 9.30 am)              
  • Lunch
    12:30 – 1:30pm
  • Afternoon Heritage Walks and Archaeological Test Pitting
    From 1:30 pm around Orton

Booking isn’t essential but please let us know if you are planning to come along; it will help with plans for lunch and other activities.  Do pass on this invite to family, friends, work colleagues and community groups too.
If you would like to come along to the Forum please contact David or Nicola on 01539 720788 or email [email protected]

If you can’t make the forum meeting on Saturday, why not come along to our Drop In Session on Friday 20th April 6pm - 8pm, Market Hall, Orton. Please just turn up and say hello, learn about some of the projects and meet some of the people involved. Read more here...

Booking for this event has now closed.