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The following is our 2016 list of practical activities. Further activities will be added as the year progresses.

Please note that no previous experience is required to participate in any of our practical activities as we always offer on-site training. However for most of the activities a certain level of physical fitness is required.

Scales Moor
Completion of the recording of archaeological features. Occasional days on Scales Moor and Twistleton Scars led by Carol Howard & Sheila Gordon.  Ongoing throughout the year

Hard Rigg

A measured survey of the Neolithic long mounds on Scales Moor led by Yvonne Luke. Occasional Fridays starting in the Spring

Chapel Fell - Site Survey   
A one/two day tape & offset measured survey of the Chapel Fell site (Malham Moor).  April / early May

Chapel Fell – Excavation
A two week excavation w/c 16th & 23rd May.  Minimum commitment 2 days.

Natural England
Assisting Natural England to develop a self-guided archaeological trail on the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve.  Details to be finalised

IDLP Projects: Thorns & Southerscales
A variety of survey work starting in April to include EDM (Electronic Distance Measurement), geophysics, measured tape & offset, walls, botanical, mole hill, cattle-trampling and bracken surveys.  Full on-site training will be available to members.
A more detailed list with proposed dates will be made available to members in January but an early indication of interest would be helpful.

Please note that due to the potential number of surveying projects our ongoing Animal Husbandry Project will be put on temporary hold for 2016

To register an interest in any of these practical activities please complete the form here and send to:
Chris Bonsall, 9 Brookacre, Ingleton, via Carnforth, N. Yorkshire LA6 3DE
or email to

Total Station training
Wednesday 27 January 2016 - led by Jeff Price
Surveying historic and archaeological sites.
There will be three sessions: two for beginners and one for those in need of 'refresher' training:

0930 to 1100 - Introduction for beginners
1100 to 1230 - Setting up and using FieldGenius for beginners
1330 until the light goes, or it gets too cold - Refresher training on surveying for real
Venue: Burton in Lonsdale Village Hall / Burton in Lonsdale Churchyard
Leading trainer: Jeff Price assisted by Phil Sugden

As space is limited on these three sessions, we will arrange further sessions for any 'overflow' of demand for places.