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 five-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 Fund. Stories in Stone runs from January 2016 to late 2020.

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.

Background

The Heritage Fund, funded by players of the National Lottery, provides grants from £3,000 to £5million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK's heritage.

The total value of Stories in Stone is about £2.7m. This is funded by a Heritage 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.

Download a summary of the scheme.

Find out more

Contact us at info@storiesinstone.org.uk or call us on 015242 51002

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