People and Stories

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The High Fell project has collected over 50 hours of local people's memories of the Cumbrian fell landscape and its wildlife before and after WWII.

These recollections reflect on the changes that our use of the landscape has had on the wildlife of the fells and dales since WWII. The stories tell us about the birds and flowers that have variously waxed and waned with changes in farming and leisure activities, but also illustrate the diversity of life that the fells have supported. Losses of wildflowers and farmland birds contrast with the recovery of the Peregrine falcon population.

Click the links on the left to find out more about the people, their memories and their stories.