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Happy New Year! Looking back on the first year of WallCAP!

Happy New Year all! Welcome to the first post in 2020 of the WallCAP blog. For this post (and while the weather keeps us inside) we at WallCAP wanted to reflect on the diverse range of activities we undertook in our first year.

We undertook a survey of the Vallum at Heddon-on-the-Wall, held at guided walk at the Written Rock of Gelt (inspiring some fantastic poetry), launched our WallCAP blog on International Women’s Day, spent two very wet weeks digging at Corbridge Roman Town and undertook survey at Thirlwall Castle, both along Hadrian’s Wall and on Thirlwall castle itself. However, this is just a small selection of the many activities that were undertaken by WallCAP staff and volunteers last year – did you know that we also undertook training sessions in Lidar and GIS, gallery consultations and geological walks? More on these activities in future posts!

Want to find out more about WallCAP in 2019? Then check out the WallCAP StoryMap. In it, we talk about the project, what activities we undertook in 2019, highlight a couple of key projects and give a sneak peak of the activities coming up in 2020! Click HERE to check it out!

We are a three year project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, so there is much more to come in 2020 and 2021. But for now a very special thank you to the amazing volunteers who gave up their time and helped on WallCAP projects in 2019. We couldn’t do it without your help and hope to see you all again this year! Here’s to a fantastic 2020!!