The first dig of the year will commence on the 3rd of June and run throughout the following week.

It will be a closed dig which means you will need to be a member of the Friends (single £14, family £24) to participate or visit the site.

The site is near a notable early Post Medieval building and we hope to be pushing the sites history back even further.

If you wish to be involved please email us for further details –

Please note that even if the weather is misbehaving we will still be working at the dig site. Weatherproof facilities mean we can start cleaning the finds and assessing the site based on what we have found.

Alex Whitlock

Another chance to join our intrepid group as they explore the hidden secrets of the area. This one will be a very soft option. Meet in the cafe at the Heritage Centre at 10.15am and then onto Widdop. Usual thing about suitable feet (may be a bit boggy), hats, clothes, food, drink etc.
The area was the site of a small settlement & there are parallels to be drawn with our usual study area. And it has some sandy beaches (sometimes).
As stated above this is a very soft option – its all on the level & will not strain my newly damaged knee (providing I use a stick) so it could well suit those who find our usual walks a bit taxing.
The only note of caution is that some people find the road to Widdop a little intimidating, but driving with care & consideration makes it less so. Or you could leave your car en route & continue as a passenger.
And Widdop is a nice place for a picnic too!

This month we will be looking at the valley connecting Ogden & Barley to Roughlee & Thorney Holme.
Meet 10:15am in the Heritage Centre cafe, then onto Barley for the start of the walk.
Make sure you have the appropriate footwear, clothing, food, drink etc.