We will also be helping local communities to create village atlases so that everyone in the area can explore the incredible ancient places hidden on our doorsteps.
Our work will enhance the historical research already being done by Victoria Counties History with new information from five community archaeology fieldwork projects including:
• Carlatton Cairn – topographic and geophysical survey to evaluate the site
• Kirkoswald Castle – topographic and geophysical survey of the moated site and bridge
• King’s Forest of Geltsdale – landscape survey of the forest
• Croglin village – research, survey, and recording of the vernacular buildings of Croglin
We’ll also be engaging with local communities to help develop the skills and confidence to develop their own projects in future.
If you live in the local area, you’ll be able to join us on any of these events and help us to uncover the past.
So, as well as enjoying the natural heritage of the Fellfoot Forward project area, we can all get together to conserve, enhance, and celebrate its outstanding cultural heritage too!
You can head over to the North Pennines AONB website to explore all of the upcoming Fellfoot Forward events and subscribe to the North Pennines AONB newsletter.
Or you can join our email list to get alerts and invites to all the fun events we’re organising as part of the project – from online talks, to heading out into the hills with our archaeologists on a real-life fieldwork mission!