Uncover the hidden history of woodlands

The Celebrating Woodland Heritage Project, run by Pennine Prospects has released a number of new dates for Woodland Archaeology Surveys in our region and are looking for volunteers to help.  Volunteers will work with the projects Woodland Heritage Officer, Chris Atkinson, and archaeology students to investigate the woodlands on foot, using old maps and Lidar models as a guide to uncover previously undocumented features.

From carved Bronze Age cup and ring stones, relict field systems, old trackways, Romano-British settlement sites, Medieval veteran trees,  woodland boundaries, post-medieval cottage and mill sites, to First World War practice trenches, woodlands across the South Pennines preserve a palimpsest of human history.  

Last year they surveyed 17 woods and recorded over 700 features.  In 2018 they will be surveying a further 12 woods including Bradford woodlands Shipley Glen (15-19 January) and Middleton Woods, Ilkley (17-20 March). For a full list of sites  and further details click here

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