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Prehistory field visit to Ingleborough

  • Posted On: 17 July 2018

This Prehistory Research Section field visit is open to all YAHS members.

Saturday 8 September 2018

Field visit to prehistoric cairns and enclosures around Crummackdale, Over Pasture and High Brae on the lower flanks of the Ingleborough Massif
This field trip will provide members with the chance to see one of the most interesting long cairns on the Ingleborough Massif, the potential Neolithic monument on Dudderhouse Hill. It is set in a most dramatic and beautiful position above Crummackdale. This will be followed by a visit to an undated complex enclosure with round houses, other cairns and a cairnfield on High Brae, within the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve, which has been recently surveyed by the Ingleborough Archaeology Group. 
The walk is approximately 7 miles. After the initial climb (max. height 400m OD) it is relatively easy going along well used paths, with mostly gates rather than stiles, and occasional rough ground. Well behaved dogs on a lead are allowed.
We will meet at Horton-in-Ribblesdale railway station (SD 803 726) at 10.30am. A train from the Leeds direction arrives at 10.31am, for those who would prefer to use rail. Homeward bound trains are at 16.20pm and 17.51pm. There is a small public carpark in Horton, with loos. Otherwise you can usually park along the road quite easily.
You will need a picnic, drink, stout boots and appropriate outer clothing depending on the weather forecast. 

Please let the Visits Secretary, Yvonne Luke, know if you are intending to come, so we know who to wait for on the day!  
Yvonne will email attendees a map of Horton in Ribblesdale and of the walk closer to the time.

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