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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Now that the team is fully in place and we have an established base at Tebay things are really beginning to happen on the ground. 

The new apprentice team, employed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, has already made a very positive impression and has added some youthful energy to the core team, employed by Friends of the Lake District.

Pictured: Apprentices picking up drystone walling skills from Friends of the Lake District volunteers

Volunteers have been undertaking an archaeological field survey on Great Asby Scar, excavating a medieval lime kiln at Pendragon Castle and learning scything skills with Cumbria Wildlife Trust.  We’ve produced a film of an accessible walk at Smardale, have been out and about over the summer at local shows and been working with other partners on getting their projects underway.

In this issue:

  • Keeping up to Date 
  • Introducing our Amazing Apprentices
  • 300 potential sites identified during Great Asby Scar Survey
  • Geology Education Programme
  • Dementia Friendly Walks Leader Training
  • 'Valuing Nature' Conference
  • Conserving Species-Rich Grasslands
  • Smardale Gill Walk
  • Excavation at Pendragon Castle
  • Nature's Calendar
  • Our 21 Scheme Projects         

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