Heritage Forum 2017: archaeology, farming and mining

An information flyer for the Heritage Forum including date and time and a main image of some rocks in a fieldCome and hear about the different ways Nidderdale’s unique heritage is being celebrated by the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership and local heritage groups. Detailed presentations from heritage experts and local groups including farm heritage, Iron Age settlements, lead mines and smelt mills. A day of exciting archaeological discoveries, photographic presentations and a field trip to a lead mine.

Date and venue

Saturday 7th October, 10:00am – 4:30pm, at Pateley Bridge Methodist Chapel, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5NL


9:30am Registration and refreshments
10:00am Welcome
Heather Garnett, Chair of the AONB Heritage Steering Committee
10:10am Uncovering the story of a Dale’s landscape
Bob Barker and Roger Newman, Our Farm Heritage project / Iron Age Nidderdale
10:40am Late Prehistoric settlement on Nidderdale’s moorland fringe
Jim Brightman, Solstice Heritage
11:10am Refreshments
11:30am Cultural heritage projects in and around Upper Nidderdale – A series of short talks from local heritage groups on recent and future projects
1:00pm Lunch and opportunity to look at displays
2:15pm Guided walk around Prosperous Smelt Mill and Lead Mine
Shirley Everett, Greenhow Local History Club
4:30pm Close


£8.00 per adult, (accompanied under 16’s free). Price includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Booking is essential. Please book online: Nidderdale AONB website.

Download a flyer here: Heritage Forum 2017

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