What we do
Led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership scheme is a major project that will conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of a special part of the North West of England. The project has been awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will run from 2020 to 2024.
Fellfoot Forward has been 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 National Lottery funding brings just over £2million to support the overall scheme which will invest £3.4million in nature recovery and cultural heritage of the area.
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 or are interested to know more, please get in touch with Fiona Knox or Emma Wright on 01388 528801.
Fiona Knox, Development Officer
Mob: 07891 414412 Office: 01388 528801