...to the Stories in Stone website!

Stories in Stone was an ambitious scheme of conservation and community projects developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) and was mainly funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The scheme concentrated on the stunning limestone landscape around the peak of Ingleborough and aimed to restore, protect and celebrate the area's natural, built and cultural heritage, to ensure that this ancient landscape is protected for future generations. Stories in Stone started in early 2016 and ended in late 2020.

Here you can discover what makes this area so special, find about the scheme's conservation and community projects, and download resources produced during the scheme.

Ingleborough Dales

The scheme covered a beautiful rural area of approximately 133 km² in the south-west corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A roughly triangular area, with Ribblehead and it's impressive viaduct at the northernmost point, the small market town of Settle to the south, and Ingleton village to the west. At the centre was the iconic summit of Ingleborough, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

The area has a strikingly distinctive character, dominated by the underlying influences of its limestone geology, glacial scouring and deposition, and the visible surface impact of human activity through upland livestock farming and quarrying.