Local history groups

Activities

As part of the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership's Dementia-friendly Rail Project, the AONB Unit worked with the CRP and the Forestry Commission to develop a dementia-friendly route at Gisburn Forest & Stocks.  A new leaflet for the existing Birch Hills Trail Tramper route was produced, including additional information about the heritage and wildlife along the trail.  The Forestry Commission made and installed several new seats and a picnic bench along the length of the route, along with a number additonal waymarker posts, making the route easier to follow and also more accessible for visitors who are unable to walk long distances.

A group from Dementia-Friendly Keighley, along with members of the CRP and Northern, launched the route on Monday 4th September. They were accompanied by a representative from BBC Radio 5 Live who interviewed and filmed the participants as they followed the walk. The resulting film was then aired on the BBC.

4th September 2018

Worked with The Folly in Settle to stage an exhibition of 50th anniversary images submitted by professional and non-professional photographers via the AONB website.

1st October 2014 to 24th December 2014

Supported group with HLF application for banner restoration and awareness. Ongoing.

1st September 2014

Secured HLF funding to run an anniversary "Bowland Scrapbook" project to capture memories, stories and mementoes of the AONB during the past 50 years.  Project administered by Champion Bowland and delivered by external project manager with support from of a range of volunteers.

1st April 2014 to 31st October 2014

Separate Festival Bowland events brochure produced for 2014.

Festival Bowland programme for 2015 included as part of Discover Bowland guide.

2016 programme currently under development and will be included as part of discovery guide again.

1st January 2014

Actions

1.5 Geodiversity
Action Targets and Timescales Partners
1.5A Develop information to raise awareness and improve understanding of the geological landscape of the AONB, both on the AONB website and interpretation at appropriate viewpoints, buildings and landscape features
Geodiversity content on AONB website updated and improved, including information on Local Geodiversity Sites in the AONB
2015
Investigate opportunities for use of mobile app technologies (e.g. BGS augmented reality geology app) in the AONB.
2015
Install on-site interpretation on geodiversity in the landscape developed at a Local Geodiversity Site or viewpoint in the AONB
2019
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1.6 Historic Environment
Action Targets and Timescales Partners
1.6B Develop bid to Heritage Lottery Fund 'Landscape Partnership Scheme' for a landscape restoration programme for Pendle Hill area
Complete Stage 1 Bid planning
2015
Submit Stage 1 bid
2015
If successful:
2016
Commence development phase
2017
Submit Stage 2 bid
2017-18
Commence LPS delivery
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1.6C Develop community-based projects aiming to conserve and enhance historic features in the landscape and increase access to and understanding of the historic environment and cultural heritage (e.g. community archaeology projects)
Develop 6 community-based local heritage projects
2019
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1.6D Develop information to raise awareness and improve understanding of the historic environment of the AONB, both on the AONB website and interpretation at appropriate buildings and landscape features
Develop 'block' for heritage within AONB website
2015
Investigate opportunities for further use of mobile app technologies for interpretation of the historic environment
2015
Develop and Install on-site interpretation for at least 3 historic features in the landscape
2019
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