Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
The Swaledale Project 7000 Years of a Landscape and its People
Harker Mires is the general area of a number of major earthworks of uncertain age. They have been reported as Middle Bronze Age / Iron Age / Romano-British / Medieval or later. The earthworks are scheduled monuments. The scheduling report can be read here.
Access: This is open access moorland but restrictions apply during the bird breeding season which must be obeyed. See here.
The excavation here was completed in August 2012. We are still waiting for the report from Archaeological Services Durham University as of July 2013. It will be made available as soon as we receive it. See the Dig Blog images.