Field Work Opportunity at the Bradford Kaims Wetland Site

The Bradford Kaims Wetland Heritage Research Project is pleased to announce new dates for field work.

Recent Results from the Site

After cleaning the site thoroughly we have revealed several discrete features (pits filled with burned material) and the main area of burning has been shown to consist of several different events of dumped burned material surrounding the early stone feature in the centre of the trench.  We had a great day on Saturday despite the wind and further test pits have been opened, and there’s even been some metal detecting.  We are making good progress and look forward to revealing the detail of the site through our next fieldwork sessions.

The dates for upcoming field work are as follows: Wednesday 21st March, Thursday 29th March, Saturday 31st March and Saturday 7th April.


Volunteers coring for soil samples at the site.

Volunteers test pitting

Please come along if you can, dressed for weather, and wellies are recommended. As usual no experience is necessary, and it should be fun as we will be digging. If you would like to volunteer please send an email to Graeme Young at 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!

Getting 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 as well as the main farm house so we ask that all participants show due care and respect 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.

To take a look at the aims of this project click here

To take a look at the field work to date, please have a look at previous posts here on the blog.

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