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Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership

One Man’s Ode to our Local Landscape


In April 2018 the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership held a day long event in Orton to present its efforts to “reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales“.

By way of introduction to the event, Sir Martin Holdgate (Emeritus President of the Friends of the Lake District) gave an eloquent description of our local landscape and its long history.  That description has now been captured by FLD in this fascinating 15 minute video.   In his youth, Martin spent many a summer holiday in Asby and he references his experiences in our village several times.

During the summer of 2018, Sir Martin was again welcomed back to Great Asby to lead a guided walk around the village during which members of the Asby History Group  very much enjoyed his recollections.

Sir Martin Holdgate’s Presentation

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Chair – Position vacant

Secretary – Keith Cooper

Treasurer – Lisa Harrington

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Account details are:
Account Name: Asby Tree Group
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ATG Activities

We will be working with local landowners to identify small areas of land that can be used to plant trees or hedges. Occasional requests will go out to members, seeking volunteers to survey areas of land to assess the age and health of trees and to identify possible planting areas, as well as to take part in planting trees and hedges. These activities will normally be scheduled to last for no more than three hours.

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COVID Policy (Feb.2022)

Unfortunately Covid-19 has not gone away, and we still want everyone to feel safe whilst being able to enjoy the film.

  • We use ‘cabaret-style’ seating around suitably spaced tables.
  • We recommend that you continue to wear a face covering when moving around the village hall, though this may be removed whilst you are seated.
  • It would also be appreciated if you could complete an antigen (lateral flow) test before attending.  (We are more than happy to refund your ticket should your test unfortunately prove positive.)

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