Interpretation and Access

We will provide a wide range of projects that enable better physical and intellectual access to the scheme area, to enable residents and visitors of all ages and abilities to increase their understanding and appreciation of the area’s natural, historical and cultural heritage.

Why interpret the landscape?

Interpretation enables more people to learn about some of the stories that have helped shape this fascinating part of the world.

Sub projects:

D701: Access for All

Access for independent visitors who have limited mobility, learning difficulties or sensory impairment is not well promoted in the scheme area, as existing trails and leaflets encouraging people to get out and explore the area are, on the whole, written with able-bodied adults or family groups in mind. The project will involve a range of organisations and user groups in creating a set of worthwhile accessible routes which will be promoted to specific groups using appropriate methods.

D702: Cave Rescue Organisation display material

The Cave Rescue Organisation is the local mountain rescue team based within at Clapham. The CRO has a display trailer which volunteers take to shows in and around the scheme area. The display materials needed to be updated, so this project will develop new information for the trailer and in portable form about hill safety, the area’s heritage, and about the story of the CRO from its beginning 80 years ago.

D703: Craven Lime Works Trail

The Craven Lime Works site (SD823663), including the Hoffmann Kiln (a Scheduled Monument), is the most impressive remnant of the lime burning industry in the Yorkshire Dales National Park or indeed in the UK.

There is an extensive trail around the site with maps, waymarkers and interpretation panels showing reconstructions of all the activities on the site and the development in lime burning technology. The interpretation has been updated and replaced, and solar sound posts featuring recordings of people who had worked at the site will be installed.

D704: Family-friendly cycle routes

To promote three family-friendly cycle routes in the IDLP project area. The scheme area is bounded to the south by the A65 and two important B roads run through the project area itself - the B6255 Ingleton to Ribblehead road and the B6479 Settle to Ribblehead road. These three roads all carry a heavy volume of traffic, including a significant proportion of HGVs. The two B roads are used by experienced cyclists but opportunities for easier family friendly cycling or introductory experiences on a cycle are more limited. The project will produce an attractive leaflet to promote three family friendly cycle routes in the Ingleborough Dales area.

D705: Welcome to the Ingleborough Dales: gateway interpretation

Simple gateway information displays to provide orientation and information to visitors about the variety of attractions in the Ingleborough Dales area. A number of gateway sites have been identified as suitable places to ‘catch’ these visitors, with colourful, simple displays consisting of indoor wall-mounted panels and leaflet holders and outdoor panels. These will act as ‘stepping stones’ to provide an overview of the scheme area and encourage visitors to find out about a range of possible places to visit and explore lesser-known aspects of the heritage landscape.

D706: Ingleborough Rocks!

A series of self-guided geology trail leaflets, smartphone apps and simplified geology maps, this project will raise the public’s awareness of the diverse nature of the rocks, spanning over 500 million years of geological history, exposed in the IDLP’s area, and how they have been used for economic and cultural purposes.

The first two leaflets of the series are now printed! Pick your copies up at the local Tourist Information Centres 


D707: Walk with Us heritage trails

A suite of strongly themed shorter interpretive walks exploring the heritage and archaeology of the Ingleborough Dales area, published in a variety of formats, both online and as leaflets. The leaflets will benefit visitors wanting to explore and understand the area more deeply.

D708: Ingleborough Walks

The project area has strong public transport provision. This project aims to deliver a series of ten simple self-guided linear walk descriptions, encouraging visitors to explore the Ingleborough area without the use of car, but making use of bus and train services. Walks will be 6-10 miles long and will start and finish at either the three train stations (Ribblehead, Horton and Settle) or at the main settlements (Ingleton, Clapham, Austwick, Horton and Settle).

If you’d like to find out more about any of these projects please contact Debbie Boswell, Stories in Stone Discover Ingleborough Officer.