Events and Downloads

June 2017 – Woodland Archaeology Festival at Hardcastle Crags included an excavation, charcoal making, prehistoric pottery production, wood craft and iron smelting


Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage Conference November 2018

Between Friday 16th and Sunday 18th November 2018, Pennine Prospects and the Department of Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford will be hosting a national woodland heritage conference. The conference will promote the archaeology and history of woodlands located across the United Kingdom, as well as discuss the investigative techniques utilised by professionals, academics, community groups and the public in their research.

To find out more about this conference including paper/poster submission and registration visit:

Woodland Heritage Conference 2018

Winter 2017-2018 Archaeological Woodland Surveys

After a successful first year in which seventeen woodlands were investigated compiling a record of over 700 newly identified archaeological features, it is time to investigate a few more!  Learn about how to identify woodland archaeology and join us at the following woodlands:

  • Dixon Scar Wood, Sowerby Bridge            –  14th-15th December
  • Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge              –  8th-12th January
  • Shipley Glen, Shipley                                   –  15th-19th January
  • Scammondon Reservoir, Huddersfield     –  26th-28th January
  • Ballroyd Clough, Huddersfield                   –  7th-8th February
  • Mellor Wood, Lumb                                      – 9th February
  • Roddlesworth Reservoir, Tockholes          –  12th-14th February
  • Skipton Castle Woods, Skipton                  –  17th-20th February
  • Towneley Park Wood, Burnley                    –  1st March-2nd March
  • Long Wood, Halifax                                       –  12th-13th March
  • Middleton Woods, Ilkley                              –  17th-20th March

No experience is necessary, the events are FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY.  For more information contact:


QGIS  Workshop

PP6-060517 COWH QGIS 2.18.14 Manual – Download Manual

PP6-060517 COWH QGIS Workshop Digital Data – Download Material

Archaeological Woodland Survey Reports

The following list of reports were undertaken by Pennine Prospects with the help of volunteers as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Yorkshire Water funded Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage Project.

Sunderland Pasture, Calderdale

Ramsden Wood Reservoir, Mount tabor, Calderdale

Ogden Water, Calderdale

Graincliffe Reservoir, Bradford

Mixenden Reservoir, Calderdale

Lower Laithe Reservoir, Bradford

Castle Carr Reservoir, Calderdale