The £1.5m grant received from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help the South Lakes to uncover more about their history.
Vanessa Champion, a volunteer archeologist, is excited about what the money means for the area.
More top news
The remains of a 200-year-old Cumbrian bridge, which was destroyed by Storm Desmond, are to be removed, allowing a new structure to be built
Cumbrian MP Tim Farron is urging the government to commit to a "revolution" in green technology, with a zero carbon Britain by 2050.
Sunny spells and showers tomorrow will make way for Storm Doris on Thursday.