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

Rusland Horizons Heritage Skills Course Coordinator

Would you like to play a key role in supporting local traditional skills and restoring the unique wooded landscape of a wonderful part of South Lakeland?

We are looking for an experienced freelance

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

White Letter Hairstreak Egg Hunt!

A keen eyed Cumbria Butterfly Conservation Branch member spotted a White-letter Hairstreak butterfly by some elm bushes near Rusland Cross in summer. Five of us set off on a bright, sunny January day

Valley Futures Apprenticeship Programme

Recruitment for our second round off apprenticeships is now open!

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Valley Futures offers the opportunity to learn traditional rural

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