What we do

Fellfoot Forward

Fellfoot Forward

Led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme is a major project to conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of a special part of the North West of England. Developed with local communities and organisations and running until 2024, the scheme was awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Our work

Our projects are exciting and varied, and we hope there is something for everyone to get involved in. We’ll be working on citizen science; community archaeology; woodland creation and management; protecting grassland and meadows; restoring peat; conserving historic buildings; new and revitalised walking, cycling and riding routes; enhanced interpretation and information for the local community and visitors; opportunities for local schools and youth groups to engage with their local heritage; and a host of public events and learning.

What next?

Explore the menus to the right to find out more and also read our news and blogs.

We have an active project group on Facebook, you can find us on Twitter using the hashtag #fellfootforward, and you can also sign up to our regular newsletter.


The Fellfoot Forward 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.

Map outlining the Fellfoot Forward area