About the project
This Heritage Lottery funded collaborative project will bring together partners from along the River Nene between Northampton and Peterborough to celebrate, protect and conserve the natural and built heritage of the landscape. The River Nene Regional Park is leading the project in partnership with a wide range of organisations.
We submit our application to Heritage Lottery and if successful, we are due to start delivering projects in November 2017. Find out more about the Heritage Lottery Fund and landscape partnership schemes here.
The river valley has hidden gems – ancient mill sites, wintering bird habitats, nationally important Roman archaeology and buzzing wildflower meadows to name a few – but this special and underappreciated collection is under threat from fast population growth.
There are, however, many passionate organisations and individuals in the area working to look after the landscape and Nenescape will support their projects by increasing access into the landscape, sharing skills and knowledge across partners and ensuring that the river is resilient to increasing visitor numbers.
Read the latest version of our newsletter here, or watch the video (above right) to see an overview of the planned work with each of our partners.
If you'd like more detailed information about the project, read our Landscape Conservation Action Plan. Part 1 (7MB, pdf) is a description of the landscape and the pressures on it, and Part 2 (5MB, pdf) summarises the projects that we are planning for the next 5 years.