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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In May and June, we delivered a dry stone wall survey in Asby Parish, which was led by Dr David Johnson. In culmination of this survey project, we wanted to hold a Study Day focussed on dry stone walls.

We have an exciting programme of talks organised in the morning, which will give an introduction to the history of dry stone walls, a personal perspective of the craft of dry stone walling, and results from the survey in Asby parish. In the afternoon there will be an option to join a circular walk from Great Asby, to view some of the walls and banks in the village’s surrounding landscape.





Welcome and introduction 

Hannah Kingsbury, WDLPS


Dry Stone Walls and Landscape History 

Professor Angus Winchester


“Mind the Gap”

Dr Terry McCormick





A rich and impressive heritage: results of the drystone walls survey in Asby parish

Dr David Johnson








Guided walk – a loop from Great Asby to look at dry stone walls

Led by Dr David Johnson


Close of day


Bookings - please select one of the following options when making your booking...

Morning talks and afternoon guided walk: 10am - 16:30pm 
(please note there is limited availability on the walk)

Morning talks only: 10pm - 13:15pm

There is no charge for this event but booking is required to attend. Click on the BOOK button to submit your details and reserve your place. More information about the event and arrangements will be sent to attendees nearer the date.