What is the Heart of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme?

The Heart of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme is a programme that aims to provide a space to facilitate people to reconnect with the natural landscape, their native heritage as well as providing training in heritage skills, promoting tourism and business opportunities.  To do this we are keen to link with the community though a range of projects, activities and events that will enhance understanding the unique heritage of The Glens and ensure that local heritage skills and training opportunities are available for all.

The scheme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the NIEA and will focus on conserving and enhancing the natural and built heritage of the areas in the traditional Glens from Glentaise between Ballycastle and Armoy, in the north, to Glenarm in the south.  We will also take in some of Glenravel (The 10th Glen!) and the uplands near Loughgiel.

The Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership scheme comprises 6 main areas including:

Fair Head / Benmore
Ballycastle Glens
Moyle Moorland
Moyle Glens
Garron Plateau
Southern Glens

People-Scape

The Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Schemes are led by partnerships of local, regional and national interests which aim to conserve areas of distinctive landscape character. These programs, in the whole, are people and community centred. So perhaps the Landscape Partnership would be best called a People-Scape Partnership.
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About the Area

Situated in County Antrim in the northeast corner of Ireland, The Glens of Antrim radiate out towards the Irish Sea from the Antrim Plateau, within almost a stone’s throw from Scotland.  Until the construction of The Antrim Coast Road in the early to mid-1800s, The Glens was still an isolated community were Gaelic language, traditions and culture still held sway.
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Latest Projects

Upcoming Events

may

21may7:00 pm- 9:00 pmAdvanced Traditional Stone Engraving Training
26may - 27may 2610:00 ammay 27Introduction to Traditional Wood Carving
28may7:00 pm- 9:00 pmAdvanced Traditional Stone Engraving Training

june

4jun7:00 pm- 9:00 pmAdvanced Traditional Stone Engraving Training
9jun - 10jun 910:00 amjun 10Traditional Hedge Chair Making Course
23jun10:00 am- 12:00 pmWildlife in the Garden
27jun6:30 pm- 8:30 pmGuided Walk – ‘A Guide to the Wildlife of the Glenarm Coast’

july

3jul4:00 pm- 6:00 pmThe Great Humpback Hunt! In collaboration with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme
7jul10:00 am- 4:00 pmDry Stone Wall Training
24jul11:00 am- 1:00 pmFamily Wild Foraging Adventure
24jul1:00 pm- 4:00 pmCoastal Foraging with Forage Ireland, Glenarm Wildlife Group and the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme
31jul12:00 pm- 1:30 pmIndustrial Heritage of Carnlough Walk & Talk

august

9aug2:00 pm- 4:00 pmSeashore Scavenge. In collaboration with Glenarm Wildlife Group and the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme
20aug - 24aug 2010:00 amaug 24Round Stone Pillar Building Training
21aug12:30 pm- 3:00 pmSnorkel Safari In collaboration with Glenarm Wildlife Group and the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme
27aug10:00 am- 12:00 pmChildren’s Nature Day @ Cregagh Wood
29aug11:00 am- 12:00 pmBoat Trip In collaboration with Glenarm Wildlife Group and the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme

september

8sep10:00 am- 4:00 pmWild Harvesting & Cookery Training
15sep11:00 am- 2:00 pmFairhead Walk
22sep10:00 am- 4:00 pmCooking & Fermenting Foods
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