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 gorgeous new willow play sculpture has been installed at Jubilee Park in Kirkby Stephen by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and community artists from Stomping Ground with support from the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme and the Heritage Fund. Kirkby Stephen Community Support funded the bark chippings which went down at the end.


This sculpture will grow and change throughout the seasons. In summer time the children can enjoy the feeling of hiding away and exploring the leafy den, through narrow walkways and open spaces to sit and play. Also, it’s a fantastic new habitat for creepy crawlies!

This project is the first step to ongoing improvements planned for the Park which will greatly benefit local young families. Outdoor play is fantastic for mental health and well-being and creates a life-long appreciation of the environment and nature. We hope to create more opportunities for outdoor play through our events and activities over the next few years.