Weald Forest Ridge
Involving people with the unique heritage in one of England's Finest Landscapes
Under the Heritage Lottery Fund's Landscape Partnership Scheme programme, the £2.7million Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme (WFR LPS) was delivered between 2009 and 2012.
The Scheme aimed to enable its audiences to reconnect with their local landscape; more easily access and enjoy the Ridge; understand its unique natural, cultural and built heritage; take part in caring for it; and leave a legacy for future generations.
There were a huge range of diverse outputs, across a very broad spectrum of activities. Long term benefits were embedded in the Scheme's implementation, and an evaluation carried out of the Scheme's delivery.
An area leaflet "Enjoy and Explore the Weald Forest Ridge" has been produced to celebrate the end of the Scheme. It communicates core messages about the area's heritage through the promotion of key sites to visit. It has been made widely publicly available through visitor centres, visitor attractions, libraries, etc, and also to local people through doorstep distribution in spring 2013. pdf Download the leaflet here (4.09 MB)
The Scheme delivered a range of achievements across areas such as biodiversity, participation and learning... Read more
What does the future hold?
Ensuring long-term benefits was an essential element of the overall design and delivery of the... Read more
Evaluating the benefits and long-term impact of the Scheme was an important part of the... Read more
Inspiration for the Scheme
The Weald Forest Ridge's landscape has close associations with ancient medieval hunting forests. Read more Read more
The Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership consisted of representatives from national, regional and local interests... Read more