About us

The Lunesdale Archaeology Society was set up in April 2011.

Our aim is to record, describe and protect sites of archaeological and local interest in the beautiful countryside around the Upper Lune from Sedbergh to Orton.

We hold meetings once a month, where possible, and usually have a speaker to visit and talk on an interesting and informative topic during the Winter months and field visits and activities during the Summer.

With links to local history societies, we hope to be able to build up a greater understanding of the people who have shaped the landscape and our environment. We are a member of the Council for British Archaeology. We are also key partners in the Westmorland Dales Hiden Landscape project.

If the weather is kind to us, we get out into the countryside to survey and record both new and known sites, indulge in the occasional field-walk and enjoy the company of like-minded folk – keen to ‘dig up’ the past of this fascinating area.

The officers of LAS are as follows:

Chairperson: Jan Hicks

Secretary: Judith Anstee

Treasurer: Andrew Wallis

For the LAS Constitution, Code of Conduct and Membership Forms, please go to the Documents page.

Jackie Hooley is data officer and web person. If you spot any problems please contact her on the society email. lunesdale.archaeology@gmail.com

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