Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership
The majestic River Rye meanders through a variety of landscapes - from high on the westerly moorlands of the National Park, before heading down through dales, villages and farmland. Once a lifeblood for communities, providing clean water, power and supporting an abundance of wildlife, our connection to the River Rye is gradually being lost.
The Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership works together to energise local communities and volunteers, support farmers and welcome visitors from near and far to “conserve, enhance and restore the natural and cultural heritage of the area, enabling people to reconnect with the history, wildlife and landscapes of the River Rye and its tributaries.”
The scheme is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, North York Moors National Park Authority and other partners. It will run for four years, from 2019 until 2025.
Covering around 160 square miles, the Ryevitalise project area follows the river Rye as it nestles between the North York Moors National, the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the arable farmlands along the Vale of Pickering. It makes for an incredible landscape of 532 miles of becks, streams, and river!