Walking in the footsteps of former kings of Northumbria
Continuing the success of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project, the first three events in the 2016 programme have just been announced.
The focus of these events will be looking in detail at the plans, routes and at different aspects of the Battle of Flodden.
Alistair Bowden, part of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum Project team, said: “We have received such huge support and success over the past few years; we are delighted to be launching these great events.
“There is such a lot to learn about our history, geology and heritage. North Northumberland is a fantastic place to explore the past, discovering through archaeology how the geology of the Northumberland landscape has shaped our history.”
The first event in the programme is walking in the footsteps of the King in the North: Bamburgh to Yeavering.
This event, on Saturday, April 23, jointly hosted with TillVAS, aims to bring to life the Anglo-Saxon landscape of north Northumberland.
Beginning with a talk and a workshop in Bamburgh, archaeologist Max Adams will lead a discussion, pouring over maps to explore the likely route of the Anglo-Saxon kings of Bamburgh on their way to the palace at Yeavering.
A coach will transport participants along the route, walking a distance of no more than five miles over one or two of the sections, before arriving at Yeavering. A packed lunch will be required.
The second event will take place at Branxton village hall on Saturday, May 28, and will consist of a workshop and a walk, discovering how geology and the landscape affected the outcome of the Battle of Flodden.
Geologists Alistair Bowden, Ian Kille and Alison Tymon will uncover how the rocks and recent deposits affected the outcome of the battle.
Discovering what the Flodden battlefield looked like more than 500 years ago, the third event will take place at Branxton village hall on Saturday, June 11.
Archaeologists Alan Rushworth and Richard Carlton will explore the medieval village, including its strip fields, common land, woods, streams and boundaries, and John Nolan will lead a walk over part of the registered battlefield where there has recently been metal-detecting, field-walking and excavation.
All events will last from 10am until 4pm and are free to attend. Places are limited and anyone wishing to take part should confirm their attendance with Alistair Bowden email@example.com
For more about the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum Project visit www.flodden1513.com