The Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group (UWHG) is a volunteer group whose purpose is adding to the knowledge of the archaeologically rich area of Upper Wharfedale and the surrounding landscapes. 

Kettlewell to Great Whernside
Kettlewell to Great Whernside

Bull pasture
Bull pasture

Kingsdale UWHG
Kingsdale UWHG

Kettlewell to Great Whernside
Kettlewell to Great Whernside


Throughout the year we run a programme of talks and walks covering a wide range of heritage related subjects which are open to the public. Full details can be found below.

Formed in 2005, the UWHG has participated in many investigations of the history and heritage of the area sometimes working in conjunction with the Ingleborough Archaeology Group (IAG), the Yorkshire Dales National Park (YDNPA) and the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust (YDLRT). 

Apart from field investigations, landscape surveys and excavations, we also have a strong strand of documentary research. These projects are described on this website. We offer a welcome to anyone who is interested in joining in any part of our work, or in knowing more about the results. Please use the contact information provided.



Meetings and Talks

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Planned Walks

2021-2 Programme

Lead and Coal Mining

Churchyard Surveying

Current Projects

Outgang Hill Survey

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Kilnsey Documentary Research

Kilnsey Trout Farm

Embsay-with-Eastby History Group