The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme finished in early 2024 with projects successfully delivered by a wide range of project partners, community groups and individuals. Over the coming months, we’ll be updating this site to highlight what’s been achieved, so please keep checking back.
The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme aimed to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape. Specifically, its objectives were to:
This was achieved through a programme of projects developed and delivered through the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Friends of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and mainly funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It ran over a five-year period from March 2019 to February 2024.
Here you can discover what makes the area so special, find out about the scheme’s projects, and view and download resources produced.
The Westmorland Dales is a beautiful area of Cumbria lying to the north of the Howgill Fells and located within the north-west corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It stretches from Tebay in the south-west to Kirkby Stephen in the east and to Maulds Meaburn in the north-west. At its heart are the limestone fells above Orton and Asby, rich in natural and cultural heritage, and with magnificent views to the Pennines, the Howgills and the Lakeland fells. It drains into the Lune river catchment to the south and the Eden river catchment to the north. Relatively overlooked compared with its better-known neighbours, our projects have aimed to reveal its heritage for more to enjoy without detracting from its unique qualities. (Click on map for larger image)
A collection of educational resources on rocks and fossils for primary Schools. We've created and collated them here with a focus on Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park areas. You can download PowerPoints, Videos, Worksheets and our Gamelands Stone Circle walking route guide at the links below but do get in touch if you'd like to use our rock and fossil boxes and resource packs or to find out more about additional resources we can offer. Email us at [email protected]
A collection of worksheets and activities with a focus on Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks amazing rocks and fossils
Rocks in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales: Primary (key stage 2) teaching resources linked to the rocks topic in the National Curriculum with a focus on rocks in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Video teaching resources with a focus on rocks in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
An exciting geological walk onto some of the most spectacular limestone pavements in Britain, passing a stone circle and lime kiln and visiting a quarry with superb fossils.