Stories in Stone

Stories in Stone is an ambitious programme of conservation and community projects which aim to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique limestone landscape around the peak of Ingleborough.

Stories in Stone is an ambitious four-year programme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the stunning limestone landscape around the peak of Ingleborough in the south west corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The scheme has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership (IDLP) and is mainly funded by the players of the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Stories in Stone will run from January 2016 to the end of 2019.

The Partnership

The IDLP partners are:

  • YDMT
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
  • Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Natural England
  • Tarmac
  • Hanson.

A wider forum of some 30 special interest groups and organisations supports the scheme and provides valuable input.


The Heritage Lottery Fund, funded by players of the National Lottery, provides Landscape Partnership grants of between £1 million and £3 million to support partnerships working together to conserve landscape areas of distinctive character.

The total value of the scheme is about £2.6m. This will be funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of just over £2m and matchfunding from YDMT, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Natural England, the Prince’s Countryside Fund, Tarmac, the Butterfly Conservation Trust, the Mercers’ Charitable Foundation, the David Brooke Charity, and landowners.

  • A summary of the scheme can be downloaded here.
  • An information sheet about State Aid and Stories in Stone financial support for the restoration of traditional farm buildings and dry stone walls can be downloaded here.

Find out more

Contact us at or call us on 015242 51002

Visit the Stories in Stone website

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