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


Rebooting After Lockdown

After two months or so of lockdown, and the gradual easing of restrictions, we’re all in need of a boost. So we are actively looking at ways in which we can get all our projects and activities up and running again.

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The Westmorland Dales Scheme

  • About the Scheme

    Our vision is to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape. Read more

  • Events

    Latest events and activities being run as part of the Westmorland Dales Scheme or by partners and other organisations within the Westmorland Dales area. Read more

  • 'Love Your Landscape' Small Grants Scheme

    We're running a small grants scheme for Westmorland Dales communities and organisations to help conserve and enhance the landscape and connect people with it. Read more

  • Projects

    Westmorland Dales Scheme Projects. A summary of all 21 projects being run across the Westmorland Dales over the four year lifespan of the scheme. Read more

Scheme News

  • Westmorland Dales Autumn 2020 Newsletter

    Autumn dominates this edition. An image of Mallerstang Edge and Wild Boar Fell in November light heads up this edition and a school arts project celebrates the Westmorland Dales using natural materials to create amazing art pieces full of autumn colour. Read more

  • Celebrating Natural and Cultural Heritage Through Land Art

    This autumn children in the Westmorland Dales have been exploring the landscape through land art. We are working with Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and land artists ‘Stomping Ground’ and 6 local primary schools using Land Art creations to celebrate local landmarks and nature. Read more

  • Smardale Gill Viaduct Re-Opens

    On 11 December 2020 Dr Neil Hudson MP will be re-opening Smardale Gill Viaduct and unveiling a new interpretation panel that will explain the history of this marvellous monument of Victorian engineering. Read more

  • Health and Heritage Walks 2021

    From January 2021 we are hoping to run a series of weekly health and heritage walks around the Westmorland Dales, taking in fabulous views, history and wildlife. Read more