This weekend sees the first opportunity to partake in the Bamburgh Research Projects community project Bradford Kaims Wetland Heritage Research Project. For more information about the project follow the link
First Fieldwork Day – This Saturday Feb 11th! Arrive at 10.00 a.m.
This weekend, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, we are delighted to welcome Dr Richard Tipping from the University of Stirling, who is an expert in palaeoenvironmental archaeology. We will be spending the weekend taking multiple core samples of the peat around the ancient lake, which Richard will take for analysis. There will also be limited field survey opportunities.
We are hoping students from Hirst Park School media department will also be joining us on the Sunday, along with the Horizon Aerial Photography team who will be mapping the area with remote low flying drones. To take a look at their preliminary work at the Kaims follow the link
So if you would like to volunteer, on either or both days, please send an email to Graeme Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 07711187651 as we will be limited to around 20 volunteer places per day. We very much hope to see you there!
The site is located at Hoppen Hall Farm – to get there you will need to take the B1341 between the A1 and Bamburgh. Heading towards Bamburgh, you pass over the main rail line level crossing just past Lucker, then take the first right hand turn along a rough track heading up hill towards Hoppen Hall farm and cottages. The site is accessible only by prior arrangement, and there are holiday lets near the area we will be parking at, as well as the main farm-house, so we ask that all participants show due care and respect to the privacy of the residents and guests. We will park and gather together by the main farm buildings, then walk through the fields for around ten minutes to access the wetland site.
Bring warm, waterproof cloths and plenty of food and drink.