Fellfoot Forward, led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, is being developed with local communities and organisations. The work will forge creative connections between people and landscape, conserve habitats and key species and celebrate this beautiful area with its communities. This distinctive working landscape stretches from the Cumbrian fellside of the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark, to the River Eden and runs north from Melmerby to Hallbankgate. Fellfoot Forward is a Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Following this current development period, project delivery will start early 2020 for four years subject to a second stage grant approval.
The Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme development grant is £162,000 and over the next 18 months this resource will be used to help fine tune the project in collaboration with local people. If the project is awarded a second stage grant approval this will bring a further £2m of heritage Lottery funding to deliver the whole scheme between 2020 and 2024.
Community archaeology, management and creation of woods and grasslands, conservation of historic buildings, new and revitalised walking, cycling and riding routes, enhanced interpretation and information for the local community and visitor, opportunity for local schools and youth groups to engage with their local heritage and a host of public events and activities are just some of the things proposed for a four-year scheme that aims to make the most of the area’s heritage assets. It is hoped the project will provide a huge boost for the area by strengthening and increasing the visitor economy, and providing a better future for residents and businesses, by allowing greater access to heritage sites and promoting a clearer understanding of its significant cultural history.
If you would like to get involved, are interested to know more or have a specific project idea you would like to discuss please get in touch we would like to hear from you.
Fiona Knox, Development Officer
Mob: 07891 414412 Office: 01388 528801
Vivien Kent, Environment Officer
Mob:07918 367822 Office: 01388 528801