FLD - Interpreting the landscape of Little Asby Common

19/05/2021 - 19/05/2021

Westmorland Dales

Bookings start from £0.00


About Leader's landscape training:

Landscape is our support system without which we could not exist.

Everyone depends on landscape for food, water, fuel and clean air.

A beautiful and diverse landscape with a wealth of wildlife and human history inspires and enriches our lives and provides a ‘natural health service’ for mind and body. But our fragile landscapes are under threat as never before, not least from climate change, and our challenge is to understand, support and enhance them.

Leader’s Landscape Training is aimed at outdoor practitioners to help deepen your understanding of Cumbria’s landscapes and enable you to pass on your new-found knowledge to those with whom you work.

Workshop detail:

The Westmorland Dales, the area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park that lies to the north of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria, is the focus of a 4-year landscape partnership scheme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which seeks to engage people in revealing, conserving, enjoying and sustaining the hidden heritage of this unique area.  One of the projects, Interpreting the Westmorland Dales, seeks to use a variety of media to help local residents and visitors to understand and appreciate what makes the area so special.

This event will be an insight into:

  • the fascinating geology, archaeology, natural history and management of Little Asby Common and surrounding area
  • how this landscape can be interpreted, considering what may be appropriate in sensitive upland areas

As walks leaders we aim to interpret the landscape to groups we are leading but what can we and others draw on to inform and inspire us? What role do interpretation boards, maps, leaflets, websites, art and other digital media play; where is this media best located, how can they be sensitively designed and made accessible, and who looks after them? We’ll see and discuss examples as we walk, draw on best practice ideas from elsewhere and discuss what interpretation might be appropriate, here at Little Asby or in similar upland landscape locations.

Groups we lead will have the benefit of a knowledgeable guide pointing out things of interest, even if we’re not experts ourselves. But a lot of interpretation is designed with audiences in mind who visit independently.

Meeting point:

Cattle grid near Sunbiggin Tarn

Grid Ref: NY 676 078

Workshop tutor:

This workshop is hosted and organised by Friends of the Lake District.

Amanda Walters – Westmorland Dales Interpretation Officer

David Evans – Westmorland Dales Scheme Manager

Jan Darrall – Friends of the Lake District Policy Officer

Where And When

19/05/2021 10:00
19/05/2021 15:00
Total Days
Maximum Bookings
Westmorland Dales
Westmorland Dales

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