Safeguarding Ingleborough’s Wildlife Sites

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust owns and manages five nature reserves totalling more than 60ha. All five reserves are representative of important limestone habitats in the Stories in Stone area.

What will the project do?

The project will include practical conservation works (dry stone wall restoration, scrub clearance, tree planting), working with local farmers, installing interpretation panels, and improving access and connectivity through and between the reserves and the surrounding Ingleborough landscape. At least 30 new volunteers will be trained in nature reserve management, livestock checking and botanical monitoring. As a result, the nature reserves will be better managed due to stock-proof boundaries and greater volunteer support, and visitors will have a better experience.


This project is being led by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust with the help of the Southerscales and Dales Supporters Groups.

Northern Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust currently have an opening for a trainee to support and be involved in the delivery of the Stories in Stone projects, management of nature reserves and conservation projects in North Yorkshire. For more information on this fantastic opportunity, take a look at the role description or contact Graham Standring.

Get in touch

If you’d like to be involved or find out more about this project, please contact Graham Standring, YWT’s Living Landscapes Officer, on 01756 796895 or email graham.standring@ywt.org.uk

Take a look at the events page for upcoming volunteer events.