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Conserving or Restoring

our heritage features

Heritage shapes our identities and enriches the quality of our lives. Our heritage is our birth right, inherited from past generations, preserved in the present and bestowed to future generations to come.


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Community Participation

arts and more

Learn about the landscape in the Lower Derwent Valley  through a variety of arts including making, photography, mapping and surveying. Heritage at Risk will train participants how to do a condition survey of known heritage assets to add to the Historic Environment Records.  Anatomy of the landscape is a painting and photography project linked to the iconic views […]


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Creeping Toad

Access and Interpretation

getting around

The Lower Derwent Valley is full of heritage features, of both cultural and natural importance. To encourage people to get out and get learning about the landscape we will be improving access and interpretation at sites throughout the DerwentWISE area.  Projects include towpath improvements along the Cromford Canal and the installation of interpretation panels at various […]


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Training and Learning

schools, families and adults

Historically, many of the special landscape features of the Scheme area were maintained through necessity. Woodlands, field boundaries, field barns, and dry stone walls, for example, all had their purpose so the skills to maintain these features were found in abundance within the local communities. Over the years, through industrialisation and even more recently the […]


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traditional skills

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