|Our survey of the Well Head settlement at Holwick, Upper Teesdale was completed successfully on Saturday 20th May. Our teams of surveyors worked extremely hard over a total of six days and did a fantastic job. A good time was had by all and we also learned a great deal about archaeological survey techniques along the way. We will now take a little time to process the results and consider our plans for the next stage of the investigation of this fascinating and complex settlement site. There is much more work to do here.
Huge thanks are due to Martin, Stephen and Tony for their very efficient organisation of the survey. Our thanks also go to Pete Schofield who travelled over to Holwick from Lancaster on his day off to take aerial photographs the site with a drone. We are extremely grateful to Strathmore Estates and Andrew Robinson for kindly granting us access to the site. Anthony and Selina of the Strathmore Arms provided much good hospitality during the week and also allowed us to use the loos at the pub, for which courtesy many of us were grateful!
We enjoyed meeting all the people who came along to talk to us about what we were doing or joined one of Tony's guided walks to look at other archaeological sites in the vicinity. We hope to see you again soon. Finally a big thank you to all the AA members who took part in the survey across the week.
Your hard work really paid off.