What We Do
We work in partnership and aim to achieve
• an outstanding landscape, rich in wildlife and cultural heritage
• a thriving, sustainable economy and vibrant communities
• a strong connection between people and the landscape
Keeping rural skills alive
Drystone walls and hedgerows are characteristic features of the landscape. Whilst their primary function is to enclose land and livestock, provide shelter for crops and animals and prevent soil erosion, they are also very important for wildlife. A valuable habitat in themselves, they also act as wildlife corridors, linking habitats across the landscape.
To ensure these historic features are cherished, maintained and remain part of our landscape far into the future, the traditional rural skills of drystone walling and hedgelaying must be kept alive.
The AONB Partnership is therefore delighted to be able to run an annual programme of training courses and competitions. Our 2017 Competition, part of the Lancashire & Westmorland Hedgelaying Association Grand Prix, will be held on Saturday 4 November in Beetham. Spectators are welcome.
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