The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has earmarked seven awards
totalling £8million made through its Landscape Partnership
The areas which will benefit are:
Blaenavon, a World Heritage Site, celebrated for South
Wales’ role in the 18th and 19th centuries as a leading
producer of iron and coal;
Sefton Coast, Merseyside’s ‘coastal green lung’;
The South Pennines, part of the backbone that runs the length
of northern England;
Applecross, a remote peninsula in west Scotland reached
by a spectacular, alpine-style mountain pass;
The Isle of Harris, a combination of crystal clear sea and
pristine sandy beaches, set against a craggy mountain range;
The Ochils, a dramatic hill range located in Clackmannanshire;
The Five Parishes, part of the Sperrins Mountain range in
south County Londonderry/Derry.
HLF’s Landscape Partnerships have been running for
the past four years and these new awards now bring the total
invested to £48million.
29 landscapes across the UK are benefiting, from the remote
Orkney archipelago to the cliffs of Dorset's Jurassic Coast.
Jenny Abramsky, chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said:
“Our landscapes are as much under threat as other
parts of our heritage yet we often take them for granted.
This Landscape Partnership Scheme is helping protect some
of the UK’s most spectacular scenery by bringing together
groups, with a shared passion for supporting the heritage
of the surrounding natural environment, to form strong partnerships
rather than working in isolation.”