Location: Bodfari, Denbighshire, North Wales
Dates: Sunday July 16th – Friday July 28th inclusive, middle Saturday is a day off.
Age: 16+. Must be physically able as it is a steep walk to the site.
Training / Experience: Training provided, no previous experience required.
Accommodation: None provided, nor food or drink.
Excavations at one of the trenches on the hillfort of Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari, Denbighshire, North Wales (© Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari Project).
Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari is a small hillfort in a beautiful location at the northern end of the Clwydian mountains. It is about 5 miles north-east of Denbigh overlooking the village of Bodfari. In previous years we have carried out extensive survey work and excavation is ongoing. In 2017 we shall be working on trenches located at a possible entrance through the western run of ramparts together with areas around the northern entrance. The rampart has proved to be spectacular with a stone-built box structure and a massive rock-cut external ditch.
Experienced supervisors will give training in excavation and recording methods so no previous experience is necessary. We cannot offer accommodation or food so any volunteers must be completely self-reliant. Access to the site is by climbing a steep hill so physical mobility is needed.
For more information see their website: http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/bodfari.html