Focus on: Hidden Hedgerows

Last year saw the beginning of the Hidden Hedgerows project as part of the Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership Scheme. The project is being delivered by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and local volunteers

Rusland Horizons Woodland Archaeological Survey

A great wood ran up the hillside on the eastern shore of the lake. Far up it they could see smoke curling slowly above the trees, a thin trickle of smoke climbing straight up. ’ Swallows and Amazons’

Skills & Swills: New Training Coordinator & Course update

Rebecca Oaks is delighted to join the Rusland Horizons team as the Skills & Swills Training Coordinator.

Rebecca has been deeply immersed in delivering training in all manner of woodland skills,

Spoon Carving Workshop

Steve Tomlin, greenwood worker, held a spoon-carving workshop as part of the Rusland Horizons Skills and Swills project - see his blog and pictures at:

MORECAMBE BAY PARTNERSHIP: Headlands to Headspace Heritage Skills Training available

A new programme of bespoke heritage training courses aimed at local history volunteers and community groups led by experienced professional specialists. These courses are available free through the

Apprenticeship opportunities now open

Would you like to play a vital role in an ambitious scheme to revive traditional skills and restore the unique wooded landscape of a wonderful part of South Lakeland? Following a successful,

Primrose planting day near High Dam

Rusland Horizons volunteers were invited to help Cumbria Butterfly Conservation Branch with primrose planting in the Duke of Burgundy butterfly areas. It is hoped that more primroses planted in

Focus on: Peeling the Onion

Why is it we are so drawn to looking up the past? Is it nostalgia? Or perhaps a human need to feel connected to the landscape?

Volunteers are working together with a sense of curiosity and diligence

Rusland Reds Project Update

Progress so far We are delighted to say that we have made great progress since the project was formally launched at a meeting at Hay Bridge in September 2016. Rusland’s Reds is a three-year project to

Watch our latest film

Local film-makers, Whitewood & Fleming, have made this film for us about Valley Futures, our apprenticeship programme.

Watch the Film

Apprentices - Making a Difference

With Rusland Horizons apprenticeship programme now over six months in, our apprentices have been busy making a real difference out and about throughout the scheme area. The programme aims to provide

Exploring Abbots Reading - Historical features to look out for on a south Lakeland farm

A party of Lake District National Park Archaeology Volunteers had completed a day recording the remains of industrial activity in the woods above Abbots Reading. On emerging from the woods the low

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