Join the Pennine Prospects archaeological team between the 16th and 29th July in the excavation of a series of First World War practice trenches located within the Calderdale Countryside and Woodlands Team Long Wood,Copley, Calderdale.

The site was initially recorded during their woodland survey in Winter 2017 as part of the Pennine Prospects National Lottery Heritage Fund project.

However, very little is known about when the trenches were formed, and who excavated them. This is your chance to learn some archaeological skills and help us to explore the history of this site.

Booking is essential so please contact:[email protected]

No previous experience is necessary and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Access to the woods can be found via various routes including: Birdcage Lane, New Lane and Springwood Drive.

Please be careful parking on these residential and country roads.

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