People are drawn to the Yorkshire Dales because of the stunning landscapes which have been created by generations of farmers, gamekeepers and foresters. Without them the National Park would be substantially different.
In a changing climate, political world and economy the future of hill farming and rural land management may be under threat. We devised this project to offer an insight into the working lives of people that have created the Dales landscape and to give voice to their thoughts and concerns over how the uplands may change in the coming years.
Over the next year we will be filming land managers, conservation workers and young people as they talk about the future of their livelihoods in the Yorkshire Dales.
The landscapes of Swaledale, Wensleydale, Wharfedale, Airedale and Nidderdale will provide the backdrop as we explore the working lives of Dale's people and their future.
The project has been funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's Sustainable Development Fund. The grant provides 30% of the funds, the remainder of the money will be provided by ourselves, mostly through work in kind.