Bookings open for Dales archaeology event

Swaledale, by Stephen Garnett. Photo: Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Bookings have opened for the Dales Archaeology Day 2022.

The event will take place at Leyburn Methodist Church on October 29.

There will be a variety of talks, stalls and displays.

A spokesperson for the event said: “If you are interested in the history and archaeology of the Yorkshire Dales then this annual event is not to be missed.”


  • 09.30: Introduction – Sarah Whiteley, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA, Senior Historic Environment Officer)
  • 09.40: Restoration of traditional Dales agricultural buildings – it costs a barn and a leg! – Peter Reynolds (YDNPA, Building Conservation Officer)
  • 10.20: Little Asby Through the Keyhole – surveys and excavations on Little Asby Common – Hannah Kingsbury (WDLP Cultural Heritage Officer)
  • 11.00: Refreshments break (20 mins)
  • 11.20: Westmorland Dales aerial investigation and mapping project – Alfie Leek (Archaeological Research Services Ltd, Aerial Photograph Interpreter)
  • 12.00: Small Scale Heritage Features: A comparison between villages in the Westmoreland Dales – Rebekah Booth (YDNPA, Cultural Heritage Trainee)
  • 12.40: Lunch break (1hr)
  • 13.40: Neolithic Settlement of the Yorkshire Dales – Debbie Hallam (University of Bradford, Doctoral Researcher)
  • 14.20: Excavation of a Medieval site in Wensleydale – David Budge (Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, Post-Roman Ceramic and Finds Specialist)
  • 15.00: Discussion & Q&A
  • 15.30: Close

Booking is live at

Tickets cost £15 (£12.50 for full-time students/full Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society members) and includes refreshments but not lunch.

If you have a query or a problem booking please contact