Training and skills

Looking after Upper Nidderdale’s amazing landscape is a major task. Dry stone walls need to be maintained, woodland managed, historic buildings repaired, hedges laid – the list of skilled tasks is long. Farmers, landowners and land managers do this on a day-to-day basis, but specialist tradespeople and trained volunteers also have a big role to play.

The area’s many tourism businesses provide the backbone to any visit to the dale – to stay, to eat, to shop or to get involved in the many activities on offer.

Behind the scenes, craftsmen and women are using traditional techniques to create new local products that reflect the area’s cultural heritage.

Training for the skills needed in Upper Nidderdale

The Landscape Partnership is running a variety of training projects to enable people to learn about the area’s heritage and how they can help look after it.

Tourism business support »

Tourism business support The Landscape Partnership worked alongside local tourism businesses to develop tourism in Upper Nidderdale that will help visitors...

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Come along to events linked to these projects or contact us if you would like to find out about volunteering opportunities