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Revealing secrets of carvings
8:50am Saturday 16th June 2012 in News
Prehistoric carvings will feature in a free guided walk to uncover some of the history of Rombalds Moor.
As part of the Festival of British Archaeology on July 22, volunteers from the CSI (Carved Stones Investigation) project will lead the walk to explore the mysterious carved rocks scattered across Rombalds Moor, above Ilkley, and will explain how they are making detailed recordings of the stones.
Louise Brown, community archaeologist with rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects, said: “This walk will give people a behind-the-scenes look at how the recording is being done.
“It offers us a different way of looking at the landscape.”
The walk will set off from the Cow and Calf car park, Ilkley, at 10am and will take about two hours. Booking is required.
Funding for the project comes via the Watershed Landscape project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and the South Pennines LEADER programme (the Rural Development Programme for England), which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and managed by Pennine Prospects.
Details of the event can be found on the Watershed Landscape website at watershedlandscape.co.uk