Limestone Learning Journeys

Limestone Journeys

Derbyshire adult community education service was part of the HLF landscape partnership Limestone Journeys based in the Bolsover area which celebrated the beautiful landscape, amazing history and cultural heritage.


Limestone Journeys was a five-year Heritage Lottery funded scheme which finished at the end of 2015, led by Creswell Heritage Trust, that aimed to celebrate, enhance, conserve and restore the distinctive landscape character of the Derbyshire magnesian limestone, which is mostly located in the Bolsover district.

We provided opportunities for people to gain knowledge and learn new skills using the themes of archaeology, natural history and creativity. We worked with a wide range of people and groups, leading activities including qualification courses, family learning and community learning. Three hundred and fifty courses were delivered with 2,700 learners.

  • six people achieved a Level 3 Forest School Leadership qualification
  • 10 learners achieved a City and Guilds Level 1 in Printmaking
  • 10 learners achieved a City and Guilds Level 2 in Creative Techniques
  • six learners gained Lantra Level 2 certificates
  • 20 people gained first aid qualifications
  • 20 people gained brush cutter qualifications
  • 10 Walk leaders gained a navigation qualification.

If you would like to find out more about this project and what it achieved, contact Bolsover ACE Centre (opens in a new window)

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