Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The Evaluator working with Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership...

The Evaluator is delighted to announce another new client; The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership.

Working together with their volunteer programme and their forest school programme, Little Saplings, The Evaluator is capturing key demographics and understanding what motivates those taking part. As always, this is an evaluation designed to understand what the project staff want to know and to work with them - never forcing ideas onto them.

Pendle Hill itself also happens to be a truly beautiful place, made famous around the world as the home of the Pendle Witches. Here are a couple of images of the windswept winter summit, taken in January 2019 by our director, Kirsty Rose Parker.

More about the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership can be found here; and a summary is below.

Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Scheme is an ambitious four year programme of activity based around the heritage and landscape of Pendle Hill, led by the Forest of Bowland AONB and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The scheme has five aims:

We will restore, enhance and conserve the heritage and landscape of Pendle Hill
We will re-connect people with the landscape
We will re-connect people and the past
We will bring together the two sides of the hill
We will create a sustainable future for the environment, heritage and for visitors’ experience of Pendle Hill

The scheme will provide opportunities for training and volunteering; restore important landscape features; support research and develop innovative interpretation to inspire a new generation about heritage – all underpinned with the engagement of more people, and a wider range of communities.

The scheme is delivered through 12 projects, many also involving a ‘Gathering’ that comprise a strong element of creative arts, bringing people together from both sides of the hill, building cohesion and creating shared points of view. In addition three threads of activity – volunteering, outdoor learning, and interpretation – draw together the projects and support high quality engagement.