March 30, 2023, 9:54 pm SWAAG  Dates
Activities on file = 12
 11-04-2023 7pm Fremington Sunday School and Zoom Talk Tony Metcalfe, from Altogether Archaeology, will speak about "The Settlement at Gueswick Hills". SWAAG have helped with the magnetometry surveying of this site near Cotherstone, in Teesdale.
 19-04-2023 10:30 am Ballowfield Nature Reserve Guided Walk: Ballowfield Local Nature Reserve and Oxclose Pasture, Wenselydale Leaders: David Brooks, and Les & Sue Knight Parking at Ballowfield approx. 1.5 miles west of Carperby grid reference 987.898 The route takes us through the Ballowfield LNR and across the high-level Oxclose pasture. We will show you and discuss examples of geomorphology, glaciation, industrial and social archaeology, lead mining and botany. The majority of the walk is on easy grass tracks but participants should be capable of coping with a short, steep, narrow track; a scramble up a limestone gully (about 10 feet); and to able to manage several narrow squeeze stiles (no gate options). We will also pass through areas of enclosed farmland where cattle may be present. No dogs.
 09-05-2023 7pm Fremington Sunday School Talk We welcome back Mike Haken, of the Roman Roads Research Association, who will update SWAAG members on "The Bainbridge to Bowes Roman road".
 13-06-2023 7pm Fremington Sunday School Talk Alan Mills will be speaking about the research that he and Judith have undertaken into the impact of famine, pestilence and the Scots raids on Swaledale and the North Riding in the early fourteenth century.
 09-07-2023 10:30 am Bowes Guided Walk - Bowes and the Upper Greta Valley Leaders: Jane Harrison and Anne Jowett Meeting at 10:15 at Bowes Castle Grounds to leave at 10:30. Parking - there are a number of roadside areas to park in the village  A guided circular walk from Bowes along the Upper Greta Valley to East Mellwaters Farm, visiting the Roman Fort, Medieval Castle, and the site of a Romano British Farm. We will investigate the history of the Stainmore Pass and look at the special geology of this location. We will end the walk at Bowes Church - those who wish can then look at the Roman and Anglo Saxon artifacts held in the church. This walk is approximately 6 miles and is on good tracks and trails but some agility is required to negotiate stiles and bridges.
 11-07-2023 7pm Fremington Sunday School Talk "A 'Druid's Temple' near Ribblehead? A Survey of the Sleights Pasture Monument Complex" will be the title the talk by Yvonne Luke of Ingleborough Archaeology Group.
 26-07-2023 11:15h Location: Binchester Roman Fort A guided group visit lasting approx 90 mins with an opportunity to explore at our leisure afterwards. Cost Adults £5, Concessions £4.  Further details at:
 08-08-2023    There will be no meeting in August but we hope to organise a social event. This may be on an alternative date.
 09-09-2023 10:00 am Meeting Point - RDC public carpark just south of Langthwaite - parking fees payable Guided Walk - Exploring Swaledale's Mining Heritage Leader: Alan Mills A moderate 4 mile walk of approximately 3 hours, exploring the extensive remains of the lead mining industry in and around Slei Gill, Arkengarthdale. Discover levels, hushes, dressing floors, a crushing mill and the site of a smelt mill in the dramatic scenery of Slei Gill
 12-09-2023 7pm Fremington Sunday School Talk Carol Watson will be talking about the setting up and evolution of her "Fort for the Day" website.
 10-10-2023 7pm Fremington Sunday School Talk tbc
 14-11-2023 7pm Zoom Talk Mike Haken, of the Roman Roads Research Association, will be talking about a second important routeway in our area - "The Stainmore: from prehistoric routeway to engineered Roman road".