Heritage Skills Training Available

News > Heritage Skills Training Available


Date of issue: 16 June 2017

Thanks to National Lottery players, people can learn how to lead themed guided walks, master the traditional rural craft of scything and much more, through a range of subsided training courses taking place in the Ingleborough area over the coming months.

On 29 June, Settle Stories will run a course entitled “Walking with Stories” in which participants will learn basic storytelling skills, as well as how to research a story walk and engage family audiences, while “Walking with Wildlife”, run by Natural England on 5 July near Ribblehead, will teach people how to organise and lead guided walks with a wildlife theme.

One of several practical conservation courses on offer is focussed on using a scythe to manage vegetation. The course, on 3 August in Chapel-le-Dale and led by Steve Tomlin, will teach participants how to use a scythe safely, efficiently and with confidence.

The courses are part of Stories in Stone, a four-year programme of community and heritage projects developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, which is led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and mainly funded by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The programme will enable people from all backgrounds and of all ages to learn about, enjoy and help manage the stunning limestone landscape around Ingleborough, both above and below ground.

For further information about these and many other courses and events taking place across the region, visit or contact Hannah Rose, Stories in Stone Administrator, on 015242 51002 or

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