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Border Roads Education Project, Coquetdale Community Archaeology

road sign warning of archaeology below ground

Coquetdale Community Archaeology is an active community group of residents and volunteers based in the Upper Coquet Valley, investigating the archaeology of the Border Roads, ancient routes through the Cheviots which link what are now England and Scotland. The project encompasses desk-based research, archaeological survey and fieldwork, and some excavation work at key sites, as well as the creation of a website mapping and recording walks, and a series of walks and guides. The three year project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumberland National Park Authority.

NECT is working alongside Durham University Museums team to deliver the education aspect of this project, with local knowledge input from the CCA group.

The first phase of work involces working with the schools in the Upper Coquestdale area, with students from each school visiting archaeolgical sites in the valley and producing content for the Border Roads website.