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A Way Through project begins

Friday 24 January, 2020, by Karen Griffiths

An image depicting the logo for the project 'A way through'
The ‘A Way Through’ project logo

We are delighted that this exciting new community heritage interpretation project is now underway as part of the wider Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Over the coming two and a bit years we will share the progress of the project on this blog as we get to grips with the research and start to build up a picture of the lives of the people who have relied on the Westmorland Dales’ spectacular routes through the hills and over the moors – from Mesolithic hunters to the M6 motorway engineers. We will look at the evidence they have left behind for their presence – like cattle drovers ‘stances’; Roman milestones; prehistoric flints from far away – the list is endless and we can’t wait to start exploring!

Medieval travellers

We also hope to record the stories of some of the people who have memories of relying on these routes through the landscape, Romany folk and railway drivers perhaps or long-distance lorry drivers – we’re open to suggestions.

If you think you would like to contribute to the project either with stories or if you have researched a relevant local history topic then do please get in contact with the project officer Karen Griffiths on 01756 751619 or

Next ‘A Way Through’ blog post Research into droving history >

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Karen Griffiths

Interpretation Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority


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