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26 Sep 18

Rising support for Skell Valley and Fountains Abbey

Hidden corners of the Skell Valley landscape in Yorkshire will be open for people to explore in a new landscape regeneration project. With support from the National Lottery Heritage fund, the scheme will reduce flooding in the area, improve wildlife habitats and help protect Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Garden – a special place with UNESCO world heritage status.

Seek out the Skell Valley landscape

Hell Wath local nature reserve

10 Jul 18

Second World War secrets revealed at Croome

The once secret story of RAF Defford airbase is revealed in the Second World War buildings at Croome Court in Worcestershire. Thanks to a £60,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the former Sick Quarters have been restored as an interactive visitor centre and museum for this historic site.

Wartime efforts restored at Croome

Wartime teamwork, RAF, RAAF, WAAF & TRE

27 Jun 18

Connecting to history at Runnymede and Ankerwycke

The internationally significant and river-adjacent sites of Runnymede and Ankerwycke are unified with a new ferry crossing, thanks to funding of more than £1.6m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. New heritage walking trails connect across the River Thames in Surrey, from the priory ruins at Ankerwycke to the famous site of the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede.

Taking the ferry to freedom

A cyclist relaxing on the banks of the River Thames at Runnymede, Surrey.