Cleveland Archaeology Trust | Fieldwalking at Airy Hill | 29-Sep to 04-Oct

CLEVELAND ARCHAEOLOGY TRUST is conducting field-walking around Airy Hill Farm, near Boosbeck, off the Cleveland Way footpath above Skelton Green (see below). Please forgive the very short notice due to constraints of the agricultural calendar and supervisor availability.

Sunday 29-Sep Informal Volunteer Drop-In Induction *RECOMMENDED*

“Where, why, how and what” with finds handling and registration for fieldwork.

Where: Tees Wildlife Trust, Margrove Heritage Centre, Margrove Park, Boosbeck, TS12 3BZ. Free parking and toilet facilities.
Time: Midday until 3pm (any time)

Field-walking Mon-30-Sep through Fri-04-Oct around 9.30am to 3.30pm

*NOTE* after the very wet weather on Sun-29-Sep, Monday may prove too muddy for field-walking, but we’ll assess that morning.

10-15 max volunteers aged 18+, age 11+ (but is school week) require parent or guardian presence (no dogs please). If we have more people we may either pair-up or do a “first come” selection. Suitable clothing for walking wet ploughed fields (wellington boots and a bin bag with change of shoes), food, fluids and sanitary hand treatment. A portaloo is provided, insurance covered for third party liability.

Gather at 9.00am at the bottom of the Cleveland Way / farm track (not on the track please) at Skelton Green. The walk from there to the farm is moderate but not long; it is derivable but rather rough. We have a 4×4 which seats three, and can do runs to the farm house HQ area. Please do not enter any fields unaccompanied.

Apologies again for the very short notice. There will be more chances – and much more fieldwork – next year, grant funding dependent. We also aim to present our results so far at community and school venues through the winter and Spring 2020.

Kind Regards,
Spencer Carter (Spence)