Thursday 4th May
The Ribblehead Construction Camps

Dr. David Johnson

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Programme of Events

Throughout the year UWHG holds a series of walks, talks and visits covering a variety of archaeological topics

Indoor meetings are held at 19:30 in the Soroptomists Rooms, 28 Otley Street, Skipton

Programme for Spring 2017

Thursday 4th May
The Ribblehead Construction Camps: Dr. David Johnson
Dr David Johnson, local archaeologist and leaderposter_may17_sml of an excavation of a structure close to the viaduct, will provide an archaeological insight into the railway camps and the sources of raw materials. During the walk, David will interpret some of the many lumps and bumps which remain on the site.

Car parking:
on the East side of the Ribblehead road junction.
GR: SD 765 793
Meeting point: t
o the West of the junction, away from the road.
mostly graded paths and former tramway beds, some rough ground, minimal ascent. Strong footwear advised.
at The Station Inn or bring a packed lunch.

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Thursday 8th May
Start: 2pm,  Finish: 4pm

A Multi-period Settlement Complex in Littondale: Dr Roger Martlew
This activity-based visit will explore techniques for ‘ground-truthing’ LiDAR data, geneposter_jun17_smlrated by the Environment Agency, using airborne laser scanning.  We will look at a previously unrecorded settlement complex and its surroundings to see where ground-based measured survey
can complement wide-area airborne reconnaissance – no previous experience necessary!

Meeting point and parking: Nether Hesleden Farm GR: SD887747.
Go through Litton village, take first left onfarm road over the river. Fork right when roads divides and park by last barn on leftnear the new house.

Terrain: 10-minute walk across fields to area of interest and working across uneven, rough terrain of earthwork banks and platforms. Stout boots and waterproofs essential.

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Thursday 20th July
Hebden Gill & Grassington Out Moor - a walk led by William Varley

This walk will look at the geology and industrial archaeposter_jul17_additional_smlology with an opportunity to examine the significance of the Craven fault system and the Carboniferous sandstones and limestones of
Hebden Gill. We will also see the impressive remains of Taylor and Barratt’s mechanisation of the mines using water for hauling, pumping, and dressing; dams, water courses,

Meeting point & parking
In the centre of Hebden by the old school. Grid Reference SE 026 630

Length of walk & terrain
About 6 miles of walking, on paths with some stiles. Boots or walking shoes and waterproofs essential.

Note - Bring a packed lunch. Nearest WCs in Burnsall

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