DVLHG was formed in the early 1990s and runs a programme of activities and talks for its members. Our five year long study of the whole valley has restarted extending the survey to cover areas not walked in earlier phases. Our findings led to our current major project with Oxford Archaeology North excavating three medieval longhouse sites near Seathwaite Tarn.
Welcome to the Duddon Valley Local History Group Website
We are now preparing to start our second season to uncover the secrets of Longhouse Close.
Follow our continuing survey work on the valley looking at the Corney Fell.
Find out about the sorts of walks we do.
Find out about the sorts of talks we put on.
Catch up on on our previous exploration and surveying in the valley.
Downloads and Publications
Read the reports of our activities and find out about the books we have published.
CHANGE OF DATE DUDDONDIG 2018
The Date for this year’s dig has had to put back by one week. It will now start on Saturday, June 16th and finish on Sunday, July 1st. The Training Day is unchanged on Sunday, June 3rd and the Open Day will still be on the middle Saturday, June 23rd.
Volunteers from the last two seasons should have received Registration Forms in the last week. If you have not received yours or you are a new volunteer contact email@example.com.
For further details on volunteering contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DuddonDig 2018 Open Day
The group is hosting an Open Day on Saturday, 23rd june to visit the excavations and learn about the Duddon Valley in the medieval period. Everyone is welcome and no booking is necessary.
There will be tours, starting with a presentation, at 10:00, 12:00 and 13:30 followed by a 1km walk uphill on a track then over some rough fellside to the site.
Meet at the Seathwaite Parish Rooms, 150m beyond the Newfield Inn (LA20 6ED). There will be additional parking in the field behind the inn.
Our walking season has finished for this year. A new programme will be published for the AGM.
If you have ideas for a walk or want to lead a walk contact us through the Secretary – email@example.com
see Walks Page for Details.
23rd May 2018: Carving in Cumbria: Frank Wood
see Talks Page for Details.