Horse logging can be an efficient and environmentally sensitive way to extract timber. Horse loggingGeorge Newton will be at the Rusland Show on Saturday 20 August with his Dales ponies demonstrating their skill in the woods opposite the showground. George will also be talking about his journey to become a horse logger, why it can make sense to use horses to manage woodland, and why woodlands need looking after. .


Rusland Horizons

Rusland Horizons is one of the first community-led Landscape Partnership Schemes to be funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

Between 2016 – 2019 we plan to carry out a range of projects that will involve the local community in recording, restoring, managing and celebrating the heritage, wildlife and wooded landscape of this wonderful part of South Lakeland.

The great news is that we have been successful with our Heritage Lottery Bid and are now embarking on delivering on our fifteen projects.

Explore this website to find out more about the scheme, its component projects, the geographical area and the people who are doing the work.

We hope you like what we are doing and will lend your support to our efforts.

Watch our film.

This film tells you about the aspirations for the proposed scheme. Filmed in October & November 2014 on location in and around the Rusland valley, South Cumbria.

Click on either of the icons below to watch the film. We hope you enjoy it.

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Rusland Horizons at Old Hall
© David Kidwell
Upcoming Events
Community Woodland Meeting
Wednesday 24 August 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Bouth Village Hall, Bouth, LA12 8JB
Cunsey Forge Archaeology Excavation and Survey
Training Day: Sunday 4 September, timings to be confirmed
Archaelogical dig: Monday 5 Sept to Wed 28 Sept - sign up for as many sessions as you would like.
Cunsey Bloomery Forge, near Graythwaite
Netted Carpet Moth Surveying
Tuesday 6 / Wednesday 7 September
Coniston Woodlands, close to Brantwood