We are a community archaeology group.

We meet at Dacre or Pateley Bridge on most Tuesdays throughout the year and have done for the past twelve years. Our interests are in all aspects of archaeology in and around the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There is a a varied programme  of one going work, see our blog page.

We have had with three HLF funded projects. An earlier investigation of Nidderdale’s historic iron working , Prehistoric Nidderdale which is based at Dacre and started formally on 15 January 2015 and finished January 2018 -and one that has just finished . This is  Our Farm Heritage which is a part of the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership Scheme.

This website mainly covers the period of the group since the start of the Prehistoric Project, but does cover some of the earlier work

Prehistory is now a part of the primary school syllabus at KS2 and an important element of the project is supporting this initiative. Please go to the schools liason page for further information or contact our Education Co-ordinator, Richard Langley by emailing richardlangley ‘at’ live.co.uk.

For more information on the Prehistoric project go to the Prehistoric project page.

For more information on the Our Farm Heritage project go to: http://uppernidderdale.org.uk/historic-nidderdale/our-farm-heritage/

Information about the group’s earlier project on historic iron smelting can be found at http://nidderdale-iron.co.uk. To read the MSc studying all the slag we found go to Iron Slag MSc

For information on the groups previous work (before 2015) go to  http://iron-age.org

Contact us to find out more or to get involved.