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Talks & walks
Our talks are held at the Community Centre in Ingleton. Each talk is on the 3rd Monday of the month, starting at 7.30pm. Non members are most welcome. There is a small admission charge, which includes light refreshment.

In addition to our regular programme of talks and walks, we also offer a number of special events throughout the year.

Programme for 2016
Monday, 18 January
Jeremy Bradley of Oxford Archaeology
The outcomes of the excavation work prior to the construction of the M6 to Heysham link road. Details here

Monday, 15 February
Fraser Brown of Oxford Archaeology
The discovery of a Mesolithic House at Ronaldsway Airport on the Isle of Man

Monday, 21 March
Sheila Gordon
Travel in the 17th Century - the journeys of Lady Anne Clifford

Monday, 18 April
Adam Parsons of Oxford Archaeology
The Cumwhitton Viking Burials: Post-excavation techniques and analysis

Monday, 16 May (evening)
Dent - Sedburgh Historical Society
A walk around the most significant parts of the village: church, schools, houses, commercial enterprise and farming. Meet at 7pm at the car park off Laning in Dent or at Ingleton Community Centre at 6.30pm.
Sun Inn, Dent

Monday, 20 June (evening)
Clapham Bottoms - David Johnson
Meet outside the churchyard entrance in Clapham at 6.30pm, or for car sharing in Ingleton at 6.15. Circa 6km, moderate, mainly on good tracks, some ascents.

There are two possible routes: one with less climbing and no rough ground, but with a slot-machine entry charge (~1), and one via Clapdale. We will decide the route on the day - depending on the state of the ground and the fitness of the walkers.
Clapham Bottoms

Saturday, 16 July (daytime)
Greenside Mine - Warren Allison
Meet at 11am at the Glenridding Tourist Information Centre (middle of the village at the car park) or at Ingleton Community Centre at 9.30am to share a lift. Finish will be no later that 4pm. A good level of fitness is required. Bring a packed lunch.
Greenside Mine

Thursday 8 September (daytime)
Morning: The Stydd - David Johnson
The Stydd Almshouses of 1728 (external viewing) and St Saviour's Grade 1-listed late 12th-century church. Meet at Ingleton for car sharing at 10am or at Stydd, Ribchester, around 11am. Turn right off the B6245, approaching from the east, immediately over Duddel Brook bridge, just before the Ribchester Arms, and drive up Stydd Lane. Cross the stream and park on the grass between road and brook. Level road to both church and almshouses (total walk c. 600m).

Bring a packed lunch or get a bite to eat in Ribchester.

Afternoon: Roman Museum, Ribchester - Patrick Tostevin
Meet at 2pm outside the Museum in Ribchester. Parking available outside the Museum (courtesy payment to local church) or in the village car park nearby. The visit will last approximately one and a half hours.
Stydd Almshouses


Monday, 17 October
David Johnson
Quarries, delphs and stone-working in Cumbria and the Pennines

Monday, 21 November
Dr Mike Winstanley
The era of enclosure c1750-1870: topics of Lancashire interest

Monday, 19 December
Yvonne Luke
The Neolithic Long Mounds of Yorkshire

followed by celebratory drinks and mince pies