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Viewing swaag.org website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA
SWAAG Activities and Meetings 2013
Note:         All walks are open to members of the public. The charge is £4/person, under 16s free. Sorry dogs not allowed.
Enquires:    Use contact details in the table below if present, or the Contact page or email info@swaag.org.
More information of SWAAG excavations can be read here.        The Swaledale Big Dig events can be read here
ACTIVITY Column: (P) = public invited;  (M) = members only
28 Events listed. Last updated on: 13/04/2014
 DATE ACTIVITY DETAILS CONTACT WHERE
 1st April Walk with Tim (M) Wensleydale. Semerwater Lake edge for introduction to Mesolithic and later prehistoric occupation sites, then Carpley Green. Neolithic Cairn at Stoney Raise and multi period stone walled settlements on Greenber Edge David Brooks Semerwater Lake edge, SD9215 8715 then drive to Carpley Green, 10.00am
 8th April Evening Meeting open meeting. David Brooks Buck Inn Reeth, 7pm
 9th April Landscape Interpretation; a walk with Tim Laurie A Big Dig Event, free of charge. 3 mile circuit from Reeth Green to visit the Fremington Dykes passing through the pastures by Arkle Beck towards Cuckoo Hill and thence to Fremington via Low Lane. Finally returning to Reeth through the pastures. Wear walking boots or stout shoes, bring waterproofs and a drink/snacks  bigdig@swaag.org Reeth Green, 10am out side the gift shop
 12th April Landscape Interpretation; a walk with Tim Laurie A Big Dig Event. Free of chargeon Harkerside. It will include a fairly long uphill walk, with frequent pauses, through the pastures and across the moorland to visit the linear earthworks on High Harker Hill. A full day event. Wear walking boots or stout shoes, bring waterproofs, food and drink. bigdig@swaag.org Reeth Green, 10am out side the gift shop
 15th April Walk with Tim (M) THE WALK ORIGINALLY SCHEDULE FOR TODAY HAS BEEN DEFERRED. ANYONE WISHIG TO EXPLORE HARKERSIDE WITH TIM IS WELCOME TO JOIN HIM ON HIS BIG DIG WALK ON THE 12TH APRIL. A NEW SERIES OF WASLK WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR THE AUTUMN. WATCH THIS SPACE. David Brooks 
 22nd April 2014 Big Dig  Archives Studies/Documentary Research. A meeting will be held for an informal discussion for any one interested in pursuing these aspects of archaeology. If you would like to come to the meeting please let us know. FREE bigdig@swaag.org 7pm, Buck Inn, Reeth
 24th April British Archaeology, a course to be given by Roger Martlew A Big Dig Event, Free of charge. An introduction to British Archaeology. The course tutor will be Roger Martlew. Roger taught archaeology at the University of Leeds for 16 years before founding the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Societies of Antiquaries of London and Scotland. Additional sessions are 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th May bigdig@swaag.org To be arranged
 8th May British Archaeology, a course to be given by Roger Martlew A Big Dig Event, free of charge British Archaeology.The course tutor will be Roger Martlew. Roger taught archaeology at the University of Leeds for 16 years before founding the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Societies of Antiquaries of London and Scotland. Other session are 15th, 22nd and 29th May bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 10th May Big Dig Training Day A Training Day to take you through the activities leading up to and during the digging of a test pit. The training is open to everyone and is free. Rob Nicholson or Phillip Bastow Reeth Memorial Hall, 2pm
 13th May 2014 Evening Meeting  Stephen will give a Geophys data processing demonstration. Come and see how the magic works! David Brooks Buck Inn Reeth, 7pm
 15th May British Archaeology, a course to be given by Roger Martlew A Big Dig Event, free of charge British Archaeology.The course tutor will be Roger Martlew. Roger taught archaeology at the University of Leeds for 16 years before founding the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Societies of Antiquaries of London and Scotland. Other session are 22nd and 29th May bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 17th May Big Day Day will be focussed on digging test pits in Reeth. Rob Nicholson or hillip Bastow Reeth
 18th May Big Dig  A second day digging test pits in Reeth Rob Nicholson or Phillip Bastow Reeth
 22nd May British Archaeology, a course to be given by Roger Martlew A Big Dig Event, free of charge British Archaeology.The course tutor will be Roger Martlew. Roger taught archaeology at the University of Leeds for 16 years before founding the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Societies of Antiquaries of London and Scotland. Other session are 29th May bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 29th May British Archaeology, a course to be given by Roger Martlew A Big Dig Event, free of charge British Archaeology.The course tutor will be Roger Martlew. Roger taught archaeology at the University of Leeds for 16 years before founding the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Societies of Antiquaries of London and Scotland.  bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 6th June  Big Dig  During the Swaledale Festival it is planned to dig a test pit on Reeth Green Rob Nicholson or Phillip Bastow Reeth
 11th June Evening Meeting Open, Suggestions please. NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY. David Brooks Buck Inn Reeth, 7pm
 end June/early July 2014 Weekend away (M) ? North Northumberland Three days walking visiting sites of rock art, hill forts, bronze age settlements, etc. Centred on Wooler. Plus optional 4th day to Holy Island. To be organised by Tim Laurie and Alan Mills. Watch this space for more details 
 21st June Big Dig  Dig a test pit in Reeth Rob Nicholson or Phillip Bastow Reeth
 22nd June Big Dig  Test Pit digging in Reeth Rob Nicholson or Phillip Bastow Reeth
 June 24th to July 4th inc. SWAAG Excavation Excavation will be at Site 103 on Hagg Farm, Fremington, Reeth, Swaledale.
Please go to this webpage for details
 stephen@swaag.org Hagg Farm, Fremington, Reeth.
 19th July Big Dig  CBA Festival of Archaeology. Test pitting in Reeth Rob Nicholson or Phillip Bastow Reeth
 20th July Big Dig  CBA Festival of Archaeology. Test pitting in Reeth Rob Nicholson or Phillip Bastow Reeth
 26th August 2014 Walk (P) - Explore Swaledale's Geology A 3 to 4 hour moderate walk along the upper Swale valley and Swinner Gill to Swinner Gill Kirk and Hind Hole. 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. John Russel or david@swaag.org 0945am Keld Car Park
 27th August 2014 Walk (P) - Explore Swaledale's History and Archaeology A day long walk exploring the history and archaeology of Swaledale. The walk will visit Maiden Castle and explore the Iron Age and Bronze Age landscape of Harkerside. The walk is in part moderately difficult. Participants should bring drinks and snacks, wear suitably stout footwear and carry clothing to suit all weathers. £4 visitors, no dogs please. Peter Denison-Edson or david@swaag.org 0945am, Bus shelter,north end Reeth Green
 28th August 2014 Walk (P) - Discover Swaledale's Historic Environment A day long walk exploring the history and archaeology of Swaledale. 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. Ric Carter or david@swaag.org 0945am, bus shelter Reeth Green
 29th August 2014 Walk (P) - Explore Grinton's Mining Heritage We will explore aspects of the historic mining landscape in the Grinton Moor area including medieval bales, hushes, levels, the well preserved smelt mill and its flue. A leisurely walk of approximately 4 miles; allow 3 hours. Participants should bring drinks and snacks, wear suitably stout footwear and carry clothing to suit all weathers. £4 visitors, no dogs please. Alan Mills (01748 884938) or info@swaag.org 10am in the layby at NGR SE04895 96872 to the east of the narrow bridge over Cogden Beck on the Grinton/Leyburn Road
 Sept 22nd for 2 weeks. SWAAG Autumn Excavation  Grinton Defended Settlement excavation

See this webpage for more details
 stephen@swaag.org Grinton