Welcome...

...to the Stories in Stone website!

Stories in Stone is an ambitious scheme of conservation and community projects that has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and mainly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme is concentrated on the stunning limestone landscape around the peak of Ingleborough and aims to restore, protect and celebrate the area's natural, built and cultural heritage, to ensure that this ancient landscape is protected for future generations. Stories in Stone started in early 2016 and is currently expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Here you can discover what makes this area so special, find about the scheme's conservation and community projects, and see how you can get involved in celebrating and protecting this wonderful area.

Ingleborough Dales

The scheme covers a beautiful rural area of approximately 133 km² in the south-west corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The area is roughly triangular, with Ribblehead and its impressive viaduct at its northernmost point, the small market town of Settle to the south, and Ingleton village to the west. It is centred on and overlooked by the iconic summit of Ingleborough, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

The area has a strikingly distinctive character, dominated by the underlying influences of its limestone geology, glacial scouring and deposition, and the visible surface impact of human activity through upland livestock farming and quarrying.

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