A historic landscape on your doorstep: Walmgate Stray from prehistory to present

1850 OS map of Walmgate Stray.

Monday 1 July 2013, 5.30PM

See the on-going excavations and fieldwork and learn about the landscape history of Walmgate Stray with Al Oswald, David Roberts, and the Common Ground Project team as we continue to explore the archaeology, history and prehistory of the Stray.

Starting off from the kissing gate at the south end of Green Dykes Lane, where the east end of Old Heslington lane meets the northwestern corner of the University campus (limited parking available on the redundant stretch of Green Dykes Lane), these daily tours will build on the earlier May 1st landscape tour - and will have the added excitement of visiting the excavations and sharing the latest finds from the dig.

This tour of a local historic landscape is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the findings of years of archaeological field survey, as well as the latest results coming out of the Walmgate Stray Project. The 'Common Ground Project' team at the Department of Archaeology, headed by Al Oswald and  David Roberts, will lead the tours and share their understanding of the development of the area over time. The rich heritage of Walmgate Stray stretches from prehistory to the present day; there will be something to suit all interests. 


Meet at the kissing gate at 5:30pm weeknights, 11:00am Saturday. Suggested donation: £2 (Under-16s free). Open to all.

Limited parking available on redundant stretch of Green Dykes Lane. Map to the site available here

Location: Tours begin at 17:30 every weeknight from 1st-5th July, with a final tour Saturday 6th July at 11:00. Walmgate Stray. Meet at kissing gate at the south end of Green Dykes Lane

Admission: Suggested donation: £2; Under-16s free. Open to all.