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.
Join us as we explore the history and archaeology of Cumbria.
Listen to a wide range of speakers on subjects of local and general historical interest.
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.
DuddonDig 2017 Presentation Evening:
We are waiting to hear from OAN with the results of carbon dating from samples taken from the dig this year.
We will be presenting the results at the Victory Hall in Broughton in Furness on the evening of Tuesday 14th November 2017. Details to follow. If you are not already on our mailing list, contact email@example.com
DuddonDig 2018 – Dates for next year:
We will be digging from Saturday, 9th June until Sunday, 24th June 2018. There will be a Training Day for volunteers on Sunday, 3rd of June and the middle Saturday of the dig will be an Open Day for visitors.
Registration forms from firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Walk: Saturday September 23rd, Lancaster Canal- leader Bob Bell [01229 716435], canal walk from Carnforth Station to Lancaster. Meet 9.40am train at Foxfield, 10.28am train at Ulverston or 11.11am at Carnforth Station. 9 miles, easy.- see Walks Page for further details
Next Talk: Wednesday September 27th, Lakeland Churches – Andy Lowe – see Talks Page for Details
For further details on volunteering contact email@example.com