The new blog and website!

The fun stuff
You can check out the Limestone Journeys film, download The Archaeological Way app to use out and about in the area. With our resource page you can settle down somewhere comfy and immerse yourself in stories of the rich local history, inspiring archaeology, wonderful wildlife and unique geology. Have some fun watching documentary films, listening to specially commissioned music or flicking through fabulous photographs…

The journey
To find out how it all began browse the Landscape Conservation Action Plan. To read all about the massive successes and achievements of this ambitious Landscape Partnership and all the benefits brought to the area over the five years, alongside issues and learning points, down load the Limestone Journeys Evaluation.

Blogging along
Our partners and local community groups will keep you updated on life after Limestone Journeys, each taking their turn to take over the blog!

About the Limestone Journeys Landscape Partnership

Limestone Journeys worked with local people to look after, learn about and celebrate the distinctive landscape and heritage of the local area.

• Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with contributions from the Partners, £2.9million benefited the area between 2011 and 2015.
• Including £355k of grants awarded to local communities and landowners.

• The Partners, Limestone Journeys Team and local communities worked together to successfully meet the aims and objectives of the Partnership under the four areas of engagement, access, learning and protection / conservation.
• Focusing on the unique character of the Derbyshire Magnesian Limestone which contributes to a dynamic landscape, varied wildlife and rich heritage.

• The Landscape Conservation Action Plan set the scene for this ambitious programme of over 30 arts, heritage and conservation projects that were delivered each year for the five years.
• The Limestone Journeys Evaluation is a legacy document providing a valuable insight in to achievements and lessons learnt.

Limestone Journeys Area
Primarily covering the Bolsover District the area follows the Magnesian Limestone ridge, expanding in to the coalfields and bounded according to parishes - Ault Hucknall, Barlborough, Old Bolsover Town, Clowne, Hodthorpe and Belph, Elmton, Glapwell, Langwith, Pleasley, Scarcliffe, Shirebrook and Whitwell.

Latest News

  • Jan 27

    The new blog and website! More

  • Nov 16

    The Very Last Volunteer Newsletter... More

  • Aug 20

    Find us on facebook and Twitter More

  • Jul 27

    Limestone 5Fest More

  • Apr 08

    New Community Grants for Galas More

  • Feb 12

    Limestone Journeys 2015 More

  • Aug 05

    Limestone Journeys looking for Community Representatives More

  • Aug 05

    New Job Opportunity More

  • Jun 02

    Summer Journeys 2014 More

  • May 07

    New Scheme Manager at Limestone Journeys More

  • Apr 23

    Follow in our footprints this May More

  • Mar 03

    New Job Opportunity - Scheme Manager More

  • Sep 12

    Connecting the Past More

  • Aug 06

    Volunteer with Limestone Journeys More

  • Jun 14

    Festival Fun in Clowne on Saturday 22nd June 2013 More

  • Jan 23

    It's Snow Joke! More

  • Oct 25

    Festival of the Outdoors Sunday 28 October at Hardwick More

  • Jul 04

    Julian Richards of 'Meet the Ancestors' at the Crags! More

  • Jun 20

    Lighting up the District of Bolsover More

  • May 22

    A Limestone Journey More

  • Apr 22

    Your Hidden Heritage - Your Chance to Get Involved! Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May More

  • Apr 14

    Talk by renowned archaeologist Clive Hart - 24 April (7-9pm) More

  • Apr 04

    Limestone Journeys Community Grants Workshop - FREE! More

  • Mar 16

    Freelance Artists required by Junction Arts More

  • Feb 23

    Experience Nottinghamshire experience hedgelaying in the snow! More

  • Jan 13

    New Limestone Journeys Development Officer More

  • Jan 03

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Limestone Journeys More

  • Dec 05

    Limestone Journeys Community Christmas Tree at Hardwick Hall More

  • Nov 21

    Have a go at hedge planting More

  • Oct 28

    Funding for Community Projects More


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Partnership Documents

Landscape Conservation Action Plan

Limestone Journeys Hedgerows and Walls

Limestone Journeys Hedgerow Management


Elmton Environmental History Project

A Community Grant Project awarded to Creswell Heritage Trust.

From Limestone Journeys to Limestone People Prehistoric Elmton After the Ice 2015

A Journey Through Time

Read about the local area in these reports, produced with the Limestone Journeys Community Archaeology Group or as part of archaeology courses provided by Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service for Limestone Learning Journeys.

A Journey Through Time - Early Bolsover

A Journey Through Time - Pleasley Vale

A Journey Through Time - Scarcliffe Park

A Journey Through Time - The Hardwick Estate

Sharing Our Story

Extracts of the best bits from the Limestone Journeys Evaluation report.

Limestone Journeys - Sharing Our Story

For a whole lot more resources go to the  Limestone Journeys Blog Site

The Partners

Creswell Heritage Trust (Lead Partner)

Bolsover Community Voluntary Partners

Bolsover Countryside Partnership

Bolsover District Council

Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Groundwork Creswell Ashfield and Mansfield

Junction Arts

National Trust

Natural England

Contact us

Limestone Journeys was a Heritage Lottery Funded Landscape Partnership delivered from 2011 to 2015. The Scheme Office is now closed.

To find out more about local places, local groups and the partners, please visit the resources and links pages on the Limestone Journeys Blog Site