Rusland Horizons Latest Newsletter August 2017

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Peeling the Onion: Oral Histories Project Update

If you want to hear stories about Rusland straight from the horse’s mouth then take a look at our oral history archive where we have uploaded interviews with Gordon Wilkinson from Rusland, Admiral and

Greenwood Trails Launched

The launch of the first Greenwood Trails walks took place on 22 July at Old Hall Farm, Bouth. There was a good mix of locals and volunteers at the event. There was a presentation about how the trail

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

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Rusland Horizons was a Landscape Partnership funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund until July 2019. It is now being delivered by The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited. Company No. 2133450; Charity No. 519410; Registered Office: Bleacott Farm, Witherslack, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6RZ.