Bastle tidy up before Stewart Ainsworth’s masterclass weekend

We’re really grateful to the hardy band of volunteers who have been working hard tidying up Wellhouse Bastle in preparation for a busy month of activity. A barn owl had been roosting inside, so the building had fallen into disuse so it wasn’t disturbed. After a visit from the owl surveyor, we have been able to reinstate the building as shelter for participants on booked events taking place in September. The planned work will provide a cleaner, less dusty space for lunch breaks and talks and we hope to use the barn more regularly for events and activities so we can carry on even if the weather isn’t good!

These include the popular Landscape Archaeology Masterclass weekend with Stewart Ainsworth (8-10th September – one place left!) and the Dig It! Excavations taking place between 23rd September and the 1st October.

Many individuals and organisations are involved with the management of Epiacum. We would particularly like to thank the following: Heritage Lottery Fund, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, Historic England, and Natural England