Ironstone exploration - Community Archaeology Excavation - Goathland, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire and Humberside | North Yorkshire
Various dates (see below)
Ironstone exploration - Community Archaeology Excavation - Goathland, North Yorkshire
Periods: Georgians and Victorians
Hands-on activityFinds identification or archaeological skillsGuided walk or tourExcavation visitFamily fun

Come and join our exciting community archaeological dig at Goathland Incline in the North York Moors National Park. This remote spot was once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, fuelled by the trailblazing discovery of ironstone and the coming of the railways. We’ll be searching for traces of an industry that transformed local life and culture.

Help us dig into the industrial past of the North York Moors to find out what hidden structures and traces of industry remain at the Goathland Incline. Little can be seen in the landscape today, but by careful excavation we’ll be unearthing evidence of the industrial past of the North York Moors to uncover the lives of the miners, railwaymen and their families.

The excavations, site tours and talks form part of the ‘This Exploited Land of Iron’ HLF Landscape Partnership.

Event details

Organiser: North York Moors National Park Authority
Booking details: To book with this event and register as a volunteer, please get in touch on or 01439 772700. Site tours available daily (no booking required), check website for details.
Fee details: This event is free to attend

Dates and times

Date 1: Tue 25th Jul 2017 09:30-16:00 — Sat 29th Jul 2017 09:30-16:00
Date 2: Tue 1st Aug 2017 09:30-16:00 — Sat 5th Aug 2017 09:30-16:00
Additional times information
Tuesday - Saturday, 09:30 - 16:00.

Venues and locations

North York Moors National Park, Car Park, Beck Hole Road, Goathland, YO22 5ND

Tel: 01439 772700
Directions: Once at the car park walk north on Beck Hole Road for about 70 meters (2 mins) and you will see us on the left, past the telephone exchange building.

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