Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group

Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Hazel Brow House
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL11 6NE
England

Website

www.swaag.org/

E-mail

info@swaag.org

Telephone

01748 886542

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SWAAG's first meeting in Arkengathdale 2009.

SWAAG is a group of enthusiasts in the northernmost Yorkshiredales who are contributing to the knowledge base of the history of our dales through archaeological and related activity. SWAAG, affiliated with the Swaledale Museum, work under the guidance and supervision of Tim Laurie, the leading expert on prehistoric landscapes in the area. Our work programme meets a wide range of interests: site surveying and mapping linking geology to historic land use, recording ancient and relict vegetation and trees as well as publishing reports. We are committed to providing associated community activities. We are currently planning our first excavation project.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Meetings and events schedule published on website.

Admission charges

Non-members are welcome to join our meetings and events free of charge, but SWAAG would like them to join the membership group if they have a long term interest. Membership is £20 year which goes towards covering the costs of SWAAG activities, buying equipment and hiring rooms etc.

Additional info

All of are activities are published on swaag.org. In particular check the Home and Meetings page. SWAAG Members also receive regular email notifications of activities.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of stone circle

Hillforts, Stone Circles and Welsh Dressers?

  • 14 August 2014 7:30-9pm

The Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and the Orkney Islands are particularly rich in Neolithic archaeology including stone circles, chambered tombs and burnt mounds.

This talk is a whistle-stop tour of some of the most interesting sites, based on the speaker’s trips to this area in 2013 and 2014, including on the way, hill forts and brochs.

Followed by question and answer session.

This event takes place at Swaledale Museum. Contact Swaledale Museum on 01748 884118 or museum.swaledale@btinternet.com for further information.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Website

http://www.swaag.org/events.php

Ammonite

Walk: Explore Swaledale's Geology

  • 26 August 2014 9:45am-1:45pm

The walk will focus on the geology of the Dales and how, over time, that geology had led to the scenery that we see today. We will see and examine examples of the differing rock types, strata, faults, and fossils. Participants should bring drinks and snacks, wear suitably stout footwear and carry clothing to suit all weathers. £4 visitors, no dogs please.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00

Website

http://www.swaag.org/events.php

Winter twigs

Walk - Explore Swaledale's History and Archaeology

  • 27 August 2014 9:45am-5pm

The walk is in part moderately difficult. Participants should bring drinks and snacks, wear suitably stout footwear and carry clothing to suit all weathers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00 visitors, no dogs please.

Website

http://www.swaag.org/events.php

Winter twigs

Walk - Discover Swaledale's Historic Environment

  • 28 August 2014 9:45am-5pm

The walk will climb Freemington Edge from where there are spectacular views of the Dale, and take in as it goes the archaeology of the Dale. We will pass the enigmatic Jabz Cave, the Fremington - Grinton Dykes and visit the abandoned chert quarries. The walk is moderate to difficult. Participants should bring drinks and snacks, wear suitably stout footwear and carry clothing to suit all weathers. £4 visitors, no dogs please.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00.

Website

http://www.swaag.org/events.php

Grinton

Walk - Explore Grinton's Mining Heritage

  • 29 August 2014 9:45am-12:45pm

Join A leisurely walk of approximately four miles; allow three hours. Participants should bring drinks and snacks, wear suitably stout footwear and carry clothing to suit all weathers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00 visitors, no dogs please.

Website

http://www.swaag.org

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