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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Our ambition to reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales runs deep. To discover more about the history of the area we've created a number of projects designed to help us interpret the area's rich archaeological heritage, much of which has remained undiscovered, unrecorded and under threat.

We wanted to update you with the progress of two projects being run as part of the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme focused on revealing how the area has been settled and enclosed over the centuries to create the landscape we see today.

We've completed a major archaeology survey on Great Asby Scar and are delighted to be able to bring you the results. We've also completed a number of 'keyhole' excavations on Little Asby Common on land owned and managed by Friends of the Lake District.

Read a summary of the archaeology work and its findings>

Pictured: Excavation of 'keyhole' trench on Little Asby Common