News

Heritage Grants

  • Posted On: 25 July 2017
Heritage Grants

Grants of between £200 and £5,000 are available for projects that conserve, enhance, celebrate or increase understanding of the historical and natural landscape of the Ingleborough Dales area.


Woodland Grants

  • Posted On: 18 May 2017
Woodland Grants

If you have a suitable site for a new native woodland we can refund up to 100% of the costs, including fencing and gates, as well as the trees themselves and a contractor to do the work.


Capturing the Past – website launched!

  • Posted On: 17 May 2017
Capturing the Past – website launched!

This exciting project, managed by the Friends of the Dales (formerly the Yorkshire Dales Society), aims to make collections of historical material held by local history groups and individuals freely accessible to the public. Over the past year the project team, together with archivists from the North Yorkshire County Records Office, has been providing training and guidance to volunteers and collection holders, including how to digitise archive materials.


A Royal visit

  • Posted On: 20 April 2017
A Royal visit

Prince Charles called into Chapel le Dale in March to meet the Stories in Stone rural trainees, whose posts are being part-funded by the Prince’s Countryside Fund. The traineeships aim to help young people to develop careers in land management and conservation. He first met Chloë Lumsdon, our trainee based with Natural England at the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve, who was helping youngsters from Bentham Community Primary School to plant wildflower plugs into a meadow undergoing restoration. Then he met Tom Hickey and Liam Johnson, apprentices based with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, who were carrying out repairs to a stretch of dry stone walling.


1st birthday party

  • Posted On: 5 April 2017
1st birthday party

A public event to celebrate the first year of Stories in Stone was held on 1 April at the Victoria Hall in Settle. The event aimed to promote the scheme, let people see what’s been done so far and what’s planned for this year, and find out about the opportunities to get involved.


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