Have a field day with Down Your Wold and help uncover lost Lincolnshire Wolds landscapes

ARCHAEOLOGY enthusiasts are being invited to attend a Fieldwalking taster course this March to help understand some of the lost landscapes of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Fieldwalking is a survey method used to build a picture of what human activity has taken place in a particular area. Artefacts are collected from a field and then identified to give a picture of what past settlements may have used the land. The Fieldwalking taster course is a series of three events in the Louth area to give participants an insight into the Fieldwalking process and undertake a practical session.

Interested volunteers need to be free on the evening of Thursday March 27 at 7pm for an Introduction to Fieldwalking talk by Dave Start former Director of Heritage Lincolnshire, a practical session in Withcall on Sunday March 30 from 10am – 3pm and a finds identification session on the evening of Tuesday April 8 at 7pm. Full details, including exact locations, will be given on booking.

The course is provided by Down Your Wold, a community heritage project designed to help Lincolnshire Wolds residents discover, explore and uncover the hidden history of their landscape. Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold Project Officer, explains: “This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who has ever wondered how the Lincolnshire landscape may have looked in the past. The idea of this taster event is to give volunteers the skills and knowledge to carry out their own fieldwalking surveys. There will be a series of taster events planed throughout the year so keep checking our website http://www.down-your-wold.co.uk for more information.”

The course is free but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Booking is essential and places can be reserved by contacting Sam Phillips on 01507 609740, emailing sam.phillips@lincsheritage.org.

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