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The Countryside

The Countryside has also received significant attention through the Pennine Heritage Woodland project and the Countryside Taskforce.

The Pennine Heritage Woodland project was set up to advise landowners and assist them in widespread planting projects.

The Pennine Heritage Countryside Taskforce also employed many previously jobless young people in the 1990’s to learn new skills repairing drystone walls, restoring footpaths and contributing to the ‘Merlin’ Adventure Summer School for children to help them learn about the environment.

A further small project brought young and old together as a team of volunteers set out to record the memories of as many 80 year old people as were prepared to help.

A collection of fascinating personal histories is now secured for all time to throw light on life as it was lived in the 1920’s and before.