About Appleby Archaeology


Appleby Archaeology is focused on practical, field archaeology. Most of the Group's activities take place in the Appleby area but our interests range across the whole of Cumbria. Members receive four Newsletters a year and are entitled to attend the winter lecture programme free of charge.

Winter Lecture Programme and Summer Events

Winter lectures normally take place monthly between October and April each year. Summer events take the form of evening walks and weekend excursions into the Eden Valley area and beyond. See the Programme tab for details.

Training and Research

We have organized a variety of training activities in the past and are currently offering instruction in surveying and excavation techniques in association with Wardell Armstrong Archaeology through our ongoing research work.


In the past we have organised a biennial Summer Conference and, wherever possible, have published Proceedings. At present we have decided to concentrate our efforts on Research activities.


Please see our Application Form for details.


For general queries please use our or write to our secretary at:

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Acknowledgment - Dig Appleby

Dig Appleby - Breaking the Ground has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to begin a project which will investigate the history of Appleby, involving local people in both research and excavation. Ultimately, the aim is to find out more than is known at the moment, to have fun while doing it and to provide a lasting legacy for the community.

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