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 Summer 2019
Festival of Archaeology 13th - 28th July
Lead, Leats, Mines & Mills
Thursday 1st August
Stone, Coal and Gold in the Upper Worth Valley - Led by William Varley
Start: 10.30 Finish: approx. 16.00
The walk will examine the geology and industrial archaeology of Penistone Hill and the Upper Worth Valley. The rocks here give an insight into the past when the area was a huge tropical delta over 300 million years ago. Since the 19th century the natural resources, stone and coal, have been quarried and mined here.
Meeting Point and Car Parking: Brontë Parsonage Museum Car Park, off West Lane, Haworth, BD22 8DS. Charges apply. Grid Ref: SE 029 372.
Distance: 5-6 miles.
Terrain: On footpaths and tracks. Wear boots or walking shoes and waterproof outdoor clothing. Bring sun cream, as needed.
Useful Information: Bring a packed lunch. Public toilets are available in the car park. Refreshments are available in cafés or pubs in Haworth.
Download a poster here
Download the 2019 programme here