Rediscovering and re-wilding a 'lost landscape'
Lincolnshire’s Ancholme Valley - Introduction
POST VACANCY: ‘Ancholme Valley’s Lost Landscapes’ Project Officer
Full application and interview dates and job specification in the download
The Study Area
Re-discovering & re-wilding a ‘lost landscape’ Lincolnshire’s Ancholme Valley
SYBRG have recently been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to enable us to develop this exciting project over the next 2 years. Our aim is to uncover the historic landscape changes, focusing on the extensive rivers, meres, ponds, and decoys that once covered the area. Volunteers from local communities will discover and record cultural and heritage changes driven by the altered landscapes over time. We will also collate and coordinate information on the biodiversity of the area both past and present.
The heritage still exists in the countryside fabric of this lost wetland landscape – in hidden river courses, ponds, meres, streams, old lanes and green-ways, derelict farms and cottages, and more. The place-names and lanes tell a story of landscapes past, and the buildings and families bear evidence of the changing communities.
Outputs of the project will be the identification and celebration of key ecological & historical sites and features, to help guide future management. The work and resulting information will provide a platform to launch an ambitious scheme to re-wet / re-wild the area.
We are now planning the initial publicity and will shortly be advertising for a part-time project officer to help us deliver the project. Further updates will appear on our website and in future newsletters.
The broad Ancholme Valley runs in a north/south direction between the town of Brigg at its southern end and South Ferriby in the north at the River Humber, North Lincolnshire. The file download, below, contains project information and its aims and includes contact details and how to become involved as a project sponsor or champion