Low Borrowbridge Geophysics

Dates for the Diary:
Saturday 16th April 2016
Sunday 17th April 2016
Venue: Low Borrowbridge Roman Fort
Weather permitting, we are hoping to complete the geophysical surveys of Low Borrowbridge on Saturday 16th April, with the possibility of continuing into Sunday 17th April if necessary. We will undertake both a magnetometry survey (Karl Taylor of OAN will lead this and is kindly giving his time for free), and a resistivity survey (using equipment on loan from Derrick and Barbara Hartley).
We also intend to conduct an aerial survey using a UAV. Jamie Quartermaine of OAN has kindly offered to do this for us, also free of charge, to help make better sense of the features in the two fields to the south of the fort. Jamie says the technique produces images similar to LIDAR, only better!!
There will be plenty of things to help with and we would like to encourage as many members as possible to come along. The surveys are, of course, subject to the weather. The UAV can only fly if wind speeds are below 15kph, and the resistivity surveys need the ground to have dried out somewhat! We will post updates on the website to keep you informed and suggest you check on the morning before travelling to ensure we have not had to cancel.
​Further information from Gray

Best Wishes
Graham Hooley
Crosedale Beck Farmhouse


All places are now taken.

LIDAR seminar 19th March 2016

There are still some places available for the above workshop which will be held in Tebay.

Click the link below for further details and booking form.

LiDAR Landscape Survey Workshop

Geophysics report

The report on the geophysics at Low Borrowbridge Roman fort is now available on the Low Borrowbridge page.

Loww Borrowbridge pictures and interim results

See the Low Borrowbridge page for early results from this Summer’s geophysics.


We have completed the Geophysics that was planned at Low Borrowbridge and the data is with Karl of OAN for analysis. We will post results as soon as we have them. We have a few weeks of permission to work on the site left and may attempt more resistivity if time and weather allow.

Geophysics at Low Borrowbridge Roman Fort

17th – 21st August

Geophysics of the Sheduled Fort at Low Borrowbridge with OAN. Members only event. Contact lunesdale.archaeology@gmail.com for further information.

Thursday 20th August members Barbeque for members and partners.

Low Borrowbridge Roman Fort Geophysical Survey

LAS has been granted permission by Historic England to undertake a non-intrusive geophysical survey of the interior and immediate exterior of the Roman Fort at Low Borrowbridge. The work will be undertaken with the help of Oxford Archaeology North and is scheduled to take place 17-21st August 2015. The work is supported financially by grants from the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS) and Kendal Historical and Archaeological Society (KHAS), and to both of which we are very grateful. The Low Borrowbridge Project Design is available for download.

Raisbeck Excavations

On 17/18/19 July LAS undertook some excavations at Town Head Farm, Raisbeck. For the results see the project page under ‘Raisbeck‘.

The Winter talks programme is now on the website.


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