You are currently browsing the daily archive for 18/03/2009.

For many years walkers in the Yorkshire Dales, have ‘traditionally’ added to modern day rock cairns when they achieve a summit or a particular place along a Dale walk.  Unfortunately they rob stones from old Bronze Age burial cairns to build these ‘achievement’ cairns and also windbreaks.

This weekend to repair some of the damage a local archaeologist Yvonne Luke and YDNPA Dales volunteers will take on the task of dismantling some of these modern cairns. Beamsley Beacon, which is near  Bolton Abbey, has a Bronze Age stone cairn which dates back over 4500 years ago, and has been robbed over the years, a further smaller cairn has also suffered from the same type of damage.

Archives

March 2009
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Follow Us

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Facebook

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 10,457 other followers

Twitter Feed

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: