7000 Years of a Landscape and its People
SWAAG has been awarded a grant through the
Dales LEADER programme for The Swaledale Project – 7000 Years of a
Landscape and its People.
Funding is being made available through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union (The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/rurdev ).
Over the period to December 2013, The Swaledale Project will bring to life the interaction between the physical environment and historic human settlement and activity in our two dales.
Our programme will include surveys, records, reports and guides on the geology and vegetation of our area as they relate to past human activity; surveys, excavation and reports on a range of type sites; regular guided walks; activities with local schools; liaison with local tourist providers to develop walking trails, and opportunities for volunteers to develop skills relating to all these activities.
PLEASE monitor the Swaledale Project Activities pages and our main SWAAG Home and Meetings pages for news of other activities and events.
Fremington Edge above Reeth looking up Arkengarthdale
Image: ©Stephen Eastmead