The Stories in Stone project has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and primarily funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project focuses on conservation and community projects around Ingleborough.
The project covers a roughly triangular area of the Dales, with Ribblehead and its impressive viaduct at the northernmost point, the small market town of Settle to the south, and Ingleton village to the west, known as the Ingleborough Triangle. The landscape here is unique – a fascinating interplay of the rock formations formed over successive ice ages and the anthropological marks of human influence since the ice receded.
The main aims for the Stories in Stone project is to ‘restore, protect and celebrate the area’s natural, built and cultural heritage and to ensure that this ancient landscape is protected for future generations’. When the scheme concludes at the end of 2019 there will have been over 90 different ventures involved within Stories in Stone.
Through improved access and new learning opportunities, Stories in Stone has enabled and inspired a wider range of people to discover, enjoy and contribute to the landscape in a way that ensures a healthy future for this very special place. The wheelchair friendly walks that we have filmed encapsulate many of the aims of Stories in Stone and showcase the disabled friendly features of the area.