We look forward to seeing you at some of our 2017 events. Where booking is required, simply click through to book via the Nidderdale AONB booking page.

Secrets of Studfold Big Dig – Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July

Help us reveal the hidden history of land belonging to Studfold Farm in Nidderdale by taking part in this community archeological excavation. The Big Dig is open to adults and young people over the age of 12 (12 to 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult) and will be led by JB Archaeological Services on behalf of the Landscape Partnership scheme.

Cost: Free

Booking essential – sign up for the days you are interested in here

Heritage Skills: Dry Stone Walling Taster Day – Wednesday 19th July, 10am to 4pm

Learn about the history of dry stone walls, some of their features and the theory behind this traditional skill, before heading out into the AONB for a hands-on walling session with the Nidderdale AONB Walling Group. Not suitable for under 16’s.

Cost: £11 per person (includes buffet lunch)

Booking essential – book here

Gouthwaite farm heritage walk – Thursday 27th July, 5.30 to 8.30pm

Join us for an evening walk through the history of Gouthwaite Farm, by kind permission of Mr. John Rayner. The walk takes in sites from prehistory right through to the building of the reservoirs in the 19th century, and enjoys spectacular views over Nidderdale. Finish with supper overlooking Gouthwaite reservoir. The walk is approximately 7km (4.5 miles) and involves stiles and some steep terrain off rights of way.

Cost: £8.00 per adult (includes buffet supper) under 16’s £4.00.

Booking essential – book here.

Coldstones Quarry Geology Walk – Friday 4th August, 6pm – 8pm

See the inside of Coldstones Quarry on this fascinating walk. The walk will be on rough ground and it may be muddy. Walking boots and windproof clothing are recommended. Hard hats will be provided.

Cost £5 per adult, under 16’s free.

Booking essential – book here


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