During the excellent talk last night given by Craig Best, Countryside Manager of the National Trust, Craig mentioned the project which one of our previous speakers, Chris Atkinson of Pennine Prospects had also discussed with us - 'Celebrating our Woodland Heritage - an Archaeological Survey'. The surveys are taking place at a number of woods in the area - full details plus dates are given in the link below. Training will be given. The surveys have started - so please do have a look now to see if there is a wood near you which you could help survey!
The list of woodlands to be investigated during the projects first year are listed below. In order to fully record the woodland heritage of the South Pennines we need you! Whether as an individual, family, group or organisation we welcome you to get involved, to learn new skills and to enjoy our woodland heritage.
|Name||Location||Easting||Northing||Dates of Survey|
|Hirst Wood||Bradford||412719||438232||6th – 7th January 2017|
|Hardcastle Crags||Hebden Bridge||397310||430152||11th – 14th January 2017|
|Knotts Wood||Todmorden||391757||426025||18th- 19th January 2017|
|Park Wood||Keighley||407143||440977||22nd & 24th January 2017|
|Castle Clough Wood||Hapton||378756||431342||3rd – 4th February 2017|
|Callis Wood||Hebden Bridge||397908||426556||6th & 8th February 2017|
|Middleton Woods||Ilkley||412074||448764||15th – 18th February 2017|
|Ogden Plantation||Ogden||405798||431077||2nd – 3rd & 5th March 2017|
|Roddlesworth||Tockholes||366076||421538||8th – 10th March 2017|
|New Field Clough (Smithills Estate)||Bolton||367469||412492||15th – 17th March 2017|
|Jagger Park Wood||Low Bentley||413587||428061||20th – 22nd March 2017|
|Redisher Woods||Ramsbottom||377396||415657||23rd – 25th March 2017|
|North Dean Wood||Copley||408485||422212||26th – 29th March 2017|
If you are interested in attending any of these archaeological events, either for a day or multiple days please contact Chris Atkinson, Woodland Heritage Officer at Chris.Atkinson@pennineprospects.co.uk for further details.
All equipment such as a hand held GPS for recording the location, recording sheets, pens/pencils, clip boards, tape measures and camera will be provide.
As we will be outdoors and the weather is likely to be cold and probably a bit damp at times, please wear sturdy foot wear and warm/wet weather gear. A packed lunch and drink is also advisable. As for the timings, each day of survey will last between 10am and 3pm.