Woodland Archaeology and History

Due to the thousands of years of land use in the UK many ancient woodlands contain lots of different features that can give a view of the history over the centuries as well as the more recent uses of woodland both agricultural and military.

This course will look at:

  • Archaeological features found in woodland
  • How to use them and documentary evidence to trace the history of a wood.
  • Give advice on where to find useful documents for your area.
  • Look at environmental clues that can give a few ideas about the land uses over time
  • Discuss the laws protecting archeology
  • The use of GPS and phone data to map features with in a woodland both for woodlan managment purposes and local interest
Woodland Archaeology - an image showing a wood bank in the woods

Food and refreshments

There will be an ample supply of tea/coffee on tap but no other food is provided, we can of course set up the bbq if requested.


There are a good number of local hotels and b and b’s in the area for which we can give you detail on application.


£60 per day

Reductions for group booking