Chasing the Past: a walk through time at North Lees, Sun 17 July 11.00–16.00

posted 14 Apr 2011, 10:10 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 14 Apr 2011, 10:13 ]
Chasing the Past: a walk through time at North Lees

County: South Yorkshire

Sun 17 July 11.00–16.00

A guided walk across a multi-period archaeological landscape on the Sheffield border at North Lees, to the north of Hathersage. The walk is about 4km. in length and some of it is over moderately rough ground with one fairly steep climb.

The archaeology is broad-ranging, from the prehistoric to the early-industrial period and includes a Bronze Age settlement area, Roman-period terraces, a ‘votive’ well, a ruined field chapel and the remains of a lead kiln and paper mill. 16th-century North Lees Hall, set in beautiful countryside, is said to have inspired Charlotte Bronte to write the novel Jane Eyre. Further details at and

Please bring a packed lunch, walking shoes and good outdoor clothing. Meet at the Hollin Bank car park at 11.00 a.m. Please emial the organiser to book.
Location: North Lees Estate, Hathersage, Derbyshire. Meet at the Hollin Bank car park (near the mountain rescue post) at SK 238 838. Further details available on request.

Org: West Riding Archaeology teamed with ARTEAMUS
Name: Dr. Phil Sidebottom
Tel: 07538 895250