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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
Enquires: Use the 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
22 Events listed. Last updated on: 01/08/2015
 DATE ACTIVITY DETAILS CONTACT WHERE
 22 January 2015 Tim's Walks (Members only) Carperby Moor. A rich landscape of sites of all periods. Walk canceled due to poor weather, will be rescheduled David Brooks, david@swaag.org Wensleydale. Meet at Carperby Village Hall, 10am
 5th February, 2015 Tim's Walks (Members only) Settlement and field system above Great Rowleth Wood. Prehistoric sites on Low Row pasture. Linear settlement of long houses above Lodge Green- Gunnar’s Saetre perhaps? David Brooks, david@swaag.org Swaledale. Park and meet at Gunnerside, 10am
 10th February 2015 Evening Meeting Emma Watson will give us a presentation exploring her research at Durham University. The title of the talk will be: "The neglect of northern England’s Neolithic and Early Bronze Age structures in the archaeological literature of Britain: some initial observations." David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Hotel, Reeth, 7pm
 5th March, 2015 Tim's Walks (Members only)  Carperby Moor. A rich landscape of sites of all periods. Please note that this is a change from the walk originally scheduled. As this Carperby walk was cancelled due to poor weather we have taken the opportunity to reschedule it here.  David Brooks, david@swaag.org Wensleydale. Meet and park at Carperby village hall, 10am
 10th March 2015 Presentation on the A1 Archaeology Mr Steve Sherlock an archaeologist working on the A1 road expansion, will give a presentation entitled "The Archaeology of the A1 road scheme in North Yorkshire." The talk will be open to the public. Entry charges are Swaag members free, non-members £2 each. David Brooks, davidofpreston@gmail.com Buck Hotel, Reeth, 7pm
 9th April, 2015 Tim's Walks (Members only) Drive then to park on the roadside near Whitrow Farm and walk to the recently recognised high level prehistoric settlement on Harland Hill. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Wensleydale. Meet at West Burton Village Green. 10am
 10th April 2015 Big Dig Weather permitting we plan to open the season with possibly two test pits in Reeth. More details soon.  bigdig@swaag.org Reeth
 14th April 2015 Evening meeting and AGM This is our regular evening meeting when the first item on the agenda will be the SWAAG Annual General Meeting. That will be followed by an open discussion and an update on the Big Dig. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Hotel, Reeth at 7pm
 16th and 17th May 2015 Big Dig Test Pit digging. This is a date for your diary. Details will be announced nearer the time. bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 29th May 2015 Big Dig Test Pit to be dug bigdig@swaag.org Reeth
 9th June 2015 Evening Meeting Dr Yvonne Luke will give us a presentation on her research on long mounds in the Dales. The talk will be entitled"Our oldest monuments? Recent fieldwork on potential Neolithic long mounds in the Yorkshire Dales.” Free entry, donations invited David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Hotel, Reeth at 7pm
 20th and 21st June 2015 Big Dig  Test Pit digging. This is a date for your diary. Details will be announced nearer the time. bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 24th June 2015 Museum Talk The Friends of the Swaledale Museum will be holding a talk by Tim Laurie entitled "The Prehistoric Roundhouse in Swaledale" as part of their Lost Buildings of Swaledale Programme. Friends £3, visitors £4, booking recommended museum.swaledale@btinternet.com Tel: 01748 884118 Swaledale Museum, Reeth 7.30pm
 2nd to 5th July 2015 Explore Northumberland This four day event will be hosted by Tim Laurie and Alan Mills. We will visit a wide range of historic sites in the county. A full programme has been circulated and can be obtained from David Brooks. If you wish to join us for the whole or any part of the event please contact David Brooks. Members only, no charge. david Brooks, davidofpreston@gmail.com northumberland
 8th July, 2015 Museum Talk Friends of the Museum will be holding a talk by Keith Sweetmore entitled "Three lost properties: Gang Hall, Eskeleth Hall, and the Old Church at Ankle Town" as part of their Lost Buildings of Swaledale programme. Friends £3 visitors £4, booking recommended museum.swaledale@btinternet.com Tel: 01748 884118 Swaledale Museum, Reeth, 7.30pm
 14th July 2015 Evening Meeting - Talk Dr James Gerrard of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeology Department, will give us a talk entitled "Hoards and Treasure in Roman Britain and Beyond.". Free entry. Donations invited David Brooks, david@swaag.org Buck Hotel, Reeth at 7pm
 18th and 19th July 2015 Big Dig  Test Pit digging. This is a date for your diary. Details will be announced nearer the time. bigdig@swaag.org to be arranged
 1st August 2015 Walk Dr Yvonne Luke will take us on a guided walk to visit several neolithic long mounds in Swaldale; the walk will be a companion to her presentation to SWAAG on the 9th June 2015. It will be a full day walk, please bring food and drinks and appropriate clothing. No dogs. David Brooks, david@swaag.org Gift Shop on Reeth Green, 10.30am
 Thursday 3rd September, 20154 Big Dig Walk  Explore Swaledale's Mining Heritage A moderate 4 mile walk of approximately 3 hours exploring the extensive remains of the lead mining industry in and around Slei Gill, Arkengarthdale. Leader Alan Mills. Please wear stout shoes or boots, bring rainwear, food and drinks. No Dogs. There is no charge for these walks. bigdig@swaag.org, or 01969623658  Meet 10.00am at the RDC public car park (fee payable) just south of Langthwaite.
 Saturday 5th September, 2015 Big Dig Stationary Walk  Stationary Walk: A Historical Panorama of Swaledale An exploration of the history of Swaledale as seen from the parking area across the road from the Reeth School. Leader Peter Denison-Edson. Walking not required. Activity will be approximately 1 hour. No charge  bigdig@swaag.org, or 01969623658 Meet across the road from the Reeth School 10.30am
 Sunday 6th September, 2015 Big Dig Walk  Geology of Swaledale A circular walk, led by geologist John Russell, to explore geology and human settlement activity between Muker and Gunnerside. 6 miles, (ca 5 hours) on back roads and grass, largely flat with some moderate ascents. Please wear stout shoes or boots, bring rainwear, food and drinks. No Dogs. There is no charge for this walk bigdig@swaag.org, or 01969623658 Meet outside the Farmer Arms in Muker at 10.00am.
 Tuesday 8th September, 2015 Evening Meeting THIS TALK HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR LATER IN THE YEAR Jenny Proctor, from Pre-Construct Archaeology, will present to us the current view of the Roman Villa and Iron Age site uncovered during their work on the Bedale bypass. Free entry. Donations invited THIS TALK HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR LATER IN THE YEAR. DETAILS OF SEPTEMBERS MEETING AND A NEW DATE FOR THE PCA TALK WILL BE SHOWN ON THE WEB SITE IN DUE COURSE.  David Brooks, david@swaag.org TALK DEFERRED