The Heritage Skills programme focuses on providing people with training and experience in the traditional skills used to manage the land and craft products from natural local materials. While gaining these skills, people will be carrying out the conservation work outlined in the other programmes, particularly Woodlands and Wildlife, so there will be benefits for the landscape and heritage as well as people.
Woodlands and Wildlife
The Woodlands and Wildlife programme is built around eight closely linked projects of habitat improvements and species monitoring and support.
The Hidden Heritage programme will involve the local community in exploring the cultural heritage of the Rusland Horizons area. Through physical surveys, archive research and oral history accounts, we will improve our understanding of landscape history at a local level and of the mutual relationship between people and their environment. This learning will be shared through the Out and About programme.
Out and About
The Out and About programme is about improving access to the local landscape heritage, including physical improvements to the Rights of Way network and sharing information about the projects and their findings. This programme underpins the other three as it focuses on engaging people and getting them involved in the scheme through learning about, enhancing and enjoying the cultural and natural heritage.