A NEW club launching in the North York Moors National Park will provide young people with the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn more about the fascinating world of archaeology.

Kim Devereux-West, cultural heritage assistant at the North York Moors National Park Authority, said: “The moors may seem wild and natural, but their appearance is largely the result of human activity and this has left behind an abundance of archaeological evidence for us to find and study.”

“At the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) we hope to inspire the next generation to take an interest in the lives and legacies of those who went before them, all while having a great deal of fun.”

YAC is a network of more than 70 clubs, for youngsters aged eight to 16 across the whole of the UK, each run by a team of staff or volunteers.

This latest group will be based at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby, but activities will take place across North Yorkshire and Teesside. The club, which is free to attend, will meet on the first Saturday of each month, from 11am to 1pm.

To book a place, or for more information, email yac@northyorkmoors.org.uk, or phone 01439 772700 and ask for Kim Devereux-West. You can also visit the Moors & Valleys YAC website yac-uk.org/clubs/moors-and-valley