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Delightful day to visit a dig

Excavations at Wooston Castle are coming to an end this weekend, so tomorrow (Saturday the 21st) we are holding an open day so you can come along and see what the archaeologists have discovered. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to give guided tours of the hillfort and trenches and Dartmoor Horse Loggers, who helped clear all the trees off the site, will be doing demonstrations. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of you there. If you can’t make the open day, the excavation will be featured on BBC Spotlight tonight at 18:30 and 22:25, so you can tune in to BBC One to find out more.

Wooston Castle Excavation Open Day

Date: Saturday 21st April

Time: Drop in anytime between 11am – 3pm

Place: Wooston Castle, Fingle Woods (SX 765896). Please park in the Sawmill Car Park (SX 771 895 / EX6 6QE) and follow signs down to the Hillfort. Or if you are feeling energetic park at Fingle Bridge and enjoy the walk up (also signed).

Price: Free

Booking: No need to book, just turn up.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on a lead are allowed.

Access: The paths are uneven, muddy and covered by scrub in places. Please wear stout shoes and dress appropriately.


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