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
Thursday, 4th July
Barns, Boskins and Boundaries Some Upper Wharfedale Field Barns Led by Pat Carroll
Start: 10:00, Finish: approx.16:30
Pat Carroll, UWHG traditional farm building survey co-ordinator, will lead a leisurely walk along the river bank, to and from Starbotton. We will discuss the historical aspects of some Upper Wharfedale field barns, from the late 16thc. to the 19thc. After lunch we will look at some Starbotton buildings before returning, noting boundaries, walls and landscape features en route.
Car Parking & Meeting Point: Park in Kettlewell, at either the YDNP car park (or the Garage car park, by turning right just over the bridge).
Meet in the YDNP carpark. NGR: SD 9678 7229.
Distance: 4 – 5 miles Terrain: riverside footpath, the route is on Public Rights of Way paths.
Wear sturdy footwear and bring waterproof clothing.
Lunch: Bring a packed lunch or visit the pub in Starbotton
Useful Information: Public toilets (free) in Kettlewell by the YDNP carpark.
Download a poster here
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.
Participants are reminded that they are responsible for their own safety.
Download a poster here
Download the 2019 programme here