Ribblehead Shanty Town Tours

August 17th 2022


We had another sunny day with a breeze to keep us cool as we toured the nature reserve and took in the 64 foot Viking long house. Its entrance is clearly marked in the land. We did have to move on the resident sheep.

This week visitors to the shanty area were particularly interested in the strong house and office. This area was excavated by archaeologists in the 1990s as shown in the photos.

The performance, Mischief  in the Navvy hut,  will be on at Batty Green at 12.15 Wednesday 24th.

The Ribblehead visitor centre with its cafe & exhibition of shantytown life along with memorabilia from the 1940s to present is a popular hub.  Please join us. If you’d like to arrange a group tour of the shanty site email [email protected]