An all-terrain powered wheelchair is opening up the foothills of Ingleborough, including the UK’s only fully wheelchair accessible showcave, to people who have difficulty walking.
The chair, known as a tramper, is available free of charge by pre-arrangement from the entrance to the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail in Clapham, the gateway to some of the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s finest limestone scenery.
Mid-June saw two hectic but successful Countryside Days at Harrogate, a partnership event with Dales Countryside Museum. Thousands of school children from across Yorkshire and beyond converged on the Great Yorkshire Showground to enjoy an action-packed day of fun and education at the annual Countryside Days. Schools Out ran five workshops of hands-on living history activities each day and received very positive feedback. This event provides opportunities to engage harder-to-reach schools from further afield, as well as good networking opportunities. We will be back next year and we might even dress up!
A grant was secured to create three walk leaflets highlighting archaeology and historical features around the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve and produce a phone app. The walk leaflets were so popular we've recently funded a reprint!
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.
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.