Walking exploring and digging in first week of Wolds Archaeology Festival


A celebration of the rich archaeological heritage of the Lincolnshire Wolds is to be explored during the Wolds Archaeology Festival.

The public can join in the community project ‘Down Your Wold’, in a series of events to help uncover more about the area.

All events are free to attend and offer something for everyone.

The festival begins on Saturday, July 12 from 11am to 5pm at Spilsby’s Gunby Hall and Gardens.

Thanks to support from the National Trust, Down Your Wold can welcome the public with free entry to the gardens and free house tours, as well as the opportunity to explore Gunby’s deserted medieval village site at 12 and 2pm.

The County’s Finds Liaison Officer will also be to on hand to identify any interesting artefacts you may have collected out and about in Lincolnshire.

A behind the scenes tour of the Nettleton Iron Mines will also take place on Monday, July 14 at 6.30pm.

You may join walk leader Stewart Squires for a walk exploring the remains of the ironstone mining industry in Nettleton. Booking is essential through the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology on 01522 521337.

On Tuesday, July 15 at 10am a new additional event will be added to the Festival line up.

A morning course looking at Archaeological methods and aims will now take place at Walesby Village Hall.

Spaces are limited so it is advised to book your place by calling Heritage Lincolnshire on 01529 461499.

On Wednesday, July 16 a special walk looking at the earthworks of medieval settlements in the Ludborough area will be held at 10am.

Call Heritage Lincolnshire on 01529 461 499 to reserve your place on this walk..

From Wednesday, July 16 to Friday, July 18 you can see an excavation in action in Caistor, with the Bishop Grosseteste and Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre. Call the centre on 01472 851605 for more information.

For full event listings call 01507 609740 or visit www.down-your-wold.co.uk.

You can also follow ‘Down Your Wold’ on Facebook or Twitter for up to date information.