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Summer Archaeology Walks
We have two great archaeology walks coming up in June and July.

On Saturday 10th June Greg Finch will be leading a gentle stroll through beautiful lowland countryside looking for Lost Industrial Hexamshire. The walk will explore a number of 16th to 18th century mill sites and associated features, including the once massive Dukesfield lead smelting mill and the carrier's paths which connected to it. Greg is a member of the Altogether Archaeology committee and a respected local historian. He leads a project which for the last 4 years has transcribed thousands of documents relating to the former lead trade in the North Pennines and the carrier routes used to transport its products to the Tyne. These transcripts now form a valuable research archive which is available on Dukesfield Documents website ( This is sure to be a fascinating and popular event.

For the more adventurous, on Saturday 15th July our archaeology adviser Paul Frodsham will be taking us on one of his favourite walks up the 'sacred mountain' of Simonside above Rothbury, Northumberland. We will visit Bronze Age burial cairns and other places of interest along the way and, weather permitting, enjoy the sublime views from the summit northwards to the Cheviots and southwards to the North Pennines. On the return journey we will descend to the Iron Age hill fort of Lordenshaws to look at some of the best Neolithic rock art in Northumberland. This will be a strenuous walk of around 8 kms. This walk is a Festival of Archaeology 2017 event (

Further details are available on the Activities page of this website. Booking is essential for both walks as the number of places available is limited. Please contact Non-members are welcome.
Dukesfield Arches (before restoration) Dukesfield Documents - a treasure trove of information about the North Pennines lead trade
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Simonside Hills from Lordenshaws
News Record: 27     Updated: 20-06-2017 08:49:40

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