Prehistoric Nidderdale

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We are running a 6 day dig on a prehistoric settlement on Gouthwaite Farm, a few miles up the dale from Pateley Bridge, from Monday 7th Aug to Sat 12th Aug 2107 inclusive.


The site contains an exciting range of features including prehistoric (iron/bronze age) folds and hut circles, early bronze age embankments and rock art.


The dig is open to all over 16 and the more people who come to help us excavate, the more we can find out about this fascinating site.


Whilst I’m afraid there are no facilities on site and it is not a suitable location for some who are physically impaired, it is  FREE!


The dig itself will be under the guidance of a professional archaeologist.


If you are interested in joining us on any or all  of the days during this week, please contact me on for further details.


Bob Barker

Sec. Iron-Age (Nidderdale)