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Yorkshire's Hidden Vale

The Cinderella landscape of Yorkshire’s Hidden Vale is almost entirely ignored by six million annual day visitors and a million staying visitors who pass through it each year.  It is little used by local residents, unaware of its cultural and natural wealth.  Yet Star Carr is internationally important and the area that has taught us more about the 10,000 year long development of cultural landscapes than anywhere else in Britain.

Modern agricultural practices, including deep ploughing and aggressive drainage, have led to degradation of the area's wetlands.  Drying of the peaty soils threatens undiscovered archaeology and contributes to global warming.

This Landscape Partnership Scheme seeks to reconnect residents and visitors with the natural and cultural heritage of the vale, working with farmers and local communities to revive the Vale, restore the way people value the Vale, encourage people to visit the Vale and thus sustain the Vale for future generations.


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River Hertford (Tim Burkinshaw)
River Hertford (Tim Burkinshaw)
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River Derwent
River Derwent
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Yorkshire's Hidden Vale Consultation Report
Yorkshire's Hidden Vale Consultation Report