The RHLPS was one of very few community-led Landscape Partnership Schemes to be funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Between 2016 and 2019, under the banner of Rusland Horizons, a range of projects was carried out to revive traditional skills, and to learn about, enhance and enjoy the heritage, habitats and wildlife of the rural and wooded area located towards the southern edge of the Lake District National Park, historically known as part of the High Furness Fells.
Funding for RHLPS over three years amounted to approximately £1.5M with a significant amount coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund, supplemented by some generous and vitally important donations and sponsorships from a small number of individuals, charities, organisations and companies. Those funds were managed and accounted for by lead partner, The Lake District National Park Authority.
By any measure, this project has been an outstanding success, and The Rusland Horizons Trust Limited (RHTL) has been established to continue and to build upon this vital work.
We encourage everyone with an interest in the Rusland area to join us as a member.