Thursday 8th June

A Multi-period Settlement Complex in Littondale

 Dr Roger Martlew

details here

Thursday 6th July

Visit to Leeds University Brotherton Library
Special Collections

 Richard High

details here

Get Involved !

To find out about and participate in our current projects

click here

Kilnsey Project

Details here

Embsay Research Group pages  here

Embsay Blog
see here


Details of UWHG membership

Contact Details can
be found here


button-202Search UWHG


Affiliated to the CBA


Affiliated to the YAS

Site last updated
07 May, 2017

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 8th June
Start: 2:00pm, Finish:  4:00pm

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.

Download a poster here


Thursday 6th July
Visit to Leeds University Brotherton Library Special Collections Led by Richard High
Start: 11:00,  Finish: 1:00pm
Collections Engagement Librarian, Richard High, will introduce poster_jul17_smlthe Special Collections with an examination of specially selected items relating to the Yorkshire Dales, including photographs, maps and items from the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture. We
will also have an opportunity to see some of the other treasures looked after by the University Library.

Meeting point:
Entrance of the ParkinsonBuilding, Leeds University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT.
For disabled access information, email UWHG at address below.

Arriving by bus or taxi is recommended as car parking is very limited and by arrangement only.  The No 1 bus from Leeds Railway Station stops at the Parkinson Building.

Places are not limited but please email  to let us know that you will be attending

Download a poster here


Thursday 20th July
Hebden Gill & Grassington Out Moor - a walk led by William Varley
Start: 10:30am,  Finish: 4:00pm
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

Download a poster here

Download the 2017 programme here

| Home | Diary | Reports | Links | Contact | Members Area |

Copyright © UWHG 2017       Website by RedDog Web Design

Flag Counter