Interpretation strategy for North York Moors National Park
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have started working with the North York Moors National Park Authority on an Audience Development Plan and an Interpretation Strategy to support their Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership Scheme, which is supported by money raised by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The Ryevitalise landscape incorporates the main upper Rye catchment, made up of the upper valleys of the Rye including the River Seph and the River Riccal. The project’s vision is to protect, enhance and improve the natural and cultural heritage within this landscape, resulting in a better functioning, understood and appreciated landscape.
A key theme of the Ryevitalise Project and one of the main objectives of the Partnership is to engage people with the natural environment of the area, and to interpret the natural and cultural heritage in a way that engages and stimulates both residents and visitors alike.
Anna Wilson and Freya Stacey spent a week in early December visiting the North York Moors National Park and learning about some of the key Ryevitalise sites. These included the spectacular ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, the Cistercian monastery for the building of which the course of the River Rye was diverted, and Spout House or the Old Sun Inn, a fine example of a 16th century cruck-framed cottage.
We are really excited to be working with North York Moors National Park Authority over the coming months to develop creative and engaging ways to interpret the sites and stories around the River Rye and to support their Second Round HLF application.