Our partnership has secured £3.4m of funding, to enable this area’s unique combination of natural, industrial and cultural heritage to be conserved, enhanced and celebrated. Local people, communities and visitors to the area will benefit from improvements to access, greater interpretation, greener travel, the chance to learn and share skills, a community grants scheme and to play a part within the vision to invigorate local regeneration and the local economy.

Fourteen interconnected projects will be delivered across a four year programme from 2016-2020. They will leave a lasting legacy of restored heritage, improved access and information, together with rekindled local passion for the area and merited global awareness of the significance of the Land of Oak & Iron’s previously concealed heritage.

There will be many different opportunities for local people to get involved, by taking part in one or more of the projects.

The Partnership is hosted by Groundwork NE & Cumbria and is made up of a wide range of partners, committed to supporting delivery, until it comes to an end in 2020.  The scheme has been supported by National Lottery players through a grant of £2.2 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

To find out more please read our Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP).