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


Summer in the Westmorland Dales

As spring turns into summer there is plenty on offer for you to get involved with safely. We have a series of Wednesday Health and Heritage walks, supplemented on the occasional Saturday with some longer walks including ones in Great Asby on 17th July.

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We wrote our winter newsletter with the rain pouring down and water running off the fells. It’s a reminder that, with climate change a reality, tree planting is a key measure to mitigate its impacts. So over the last few months (winter is the time for tree planting) we and our partners have been out planting as part of the scheme, with apprentices, local groups, school children and volunteers.

Volunteers are vital to the scheme and a number of our projects are just getting going and looking for further input. We currently need help collecting oral histories of our Westmorland Dales commoners and with our Great Asby Scar Archaeological Survey.

With spring just around the corner we'll also be launching our new small grants scheme in February, running a litter pick in March and hosting our annual forum in April.

Pictured: Kirkby Stephen Primary’s year 5 & 6 tree planting at Scandal Beck

In this issue:

  • 'Love Your Landscape' Grant Scheme
  • Our Common Heritage VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Date For Your Diary: Landscape Forum 2020
  • Tree Planting At Scandal Beck
  • 'A Way Through' Project Gets Underway
  • Planting Trees For The Future
  • Great Asby Scar Archaeological Survey – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Surveying the Traditional Farm Buildings of the Westmorland Dales
  • The Great Cumbria Litter Pick
  • Nature's Calendar
  • Keeping Up To Date
  • Our 21 Scheme Projects

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