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Weekend Wanderers direction signs are usually in place no earlier than 8.30 am on the morning of a dig. The signs are designed to be easily seen from a distance and stand out against foliage especially in the autumn.

The slats on our signs are 2’ long and have a Weekend Wanderers logo on the header board to avoid confusion with others signs put up for cycle events, film location or car boots etc.

WEEKEND WANDERERS DIRECTIONS SIGNS

  • JAN

    JANUARY

    SUN 08

    NO DIG

    SUN 15

    Too wet for parking.

    SAT 21

    120 or more acres of winter crops close to Stagsden in Bedfordshire. Dig confirmed

    THU 26

    Confirmed as going ahead, our first mid-week dig of the year! Manor Farm, Wendover Dean, Bucks.

    SUN 29

    DIG CANCELLED

  • FEB

    FEBRUARY

    FEB 04

    Crawley in Hampshire. Dig confirmed.

    FEB 09

    Crawley in Hampshire. Dig confirmed on the village side at Crawley.

    FEB 16

    Crawley in Hampshire opposite the village pond, adjacent to the village. Dig confirmed.

    FEB 19

    Stagsden in Bedfordshire. The dig is going ahead as planned.

    FEB 25

    Stone near Aylesbury. Confirmed for this Saturday.

  • MAR

    MARCH

    MAR 05

    Wendover Dean at Manor Farm, pasture and cultivated land. The dig is going ahead as planned.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • APRIL

    APRIL

    SAT 01

    DIG CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY APRIL 1ST AT CRAWLEY, HANTS, ROLLED FIELDS.

    FRI 14

    DAY ONE, EASTER RALLY AT WICKEN, DEANSHANGER AND BEACHAMPTON

    SAT 15

    DAY TWO, EASTER RALLY AT WICKEN, DEANSHANGER AND BEACHAMPTON

    SUN 16

    DAY THREE, EASTER RALLY AT WICKEN, DEANSHANGER AND BEACHAMPTON

     

     

  • MAY/JUN

    MAY & JUNE

     

    *N.B. The crops are well up by now and grass is long so digs are less frequent in May & June

     JUN 04

    SUNDAY, JUNE 4th. Approximately 80-acres of stubble and cultivated land, Ropley Dean. Confirmed.

    JUNE

    NO DIGS FOR THE REST OF JUNE AS CROPS ARE TOO HIGH

    JULY

    DIGS TO START UP ON A REGULAR BASIS MID JULY HOPEFULLY

     

     

  • JUL

    JULY

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AUGUST

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    SEPTEMBER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • OCT

    OCTOBER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • NOV

    NOVEMBER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • DEC

    DECEMBER

    SUN 17

    THE WEEKEND WANDERERS SPECIAL XMAS  DIG, POSSIBLY  NEAR STEEPLE ASTON in OXON

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

The CALENDAR is at the bottom of this page

SUNDAY JULY 16

DIGS ARE PLANNED FROM JULY 16

As soon as harvesting starts

CALENDAR 2017

      TAKE NOTE!  Although there may seem to be no entries appearing on the calendar below, the calendar is a work in progress and we have a very busy year ahead!  Each week, the calendar is updated sometimes only a few days before a Thursday or weekend day, as and when farmland becomes available. Please check here on a weekly basis for dig news, especially on Wednesdays and Fridays for news of digs on Thursdays and weekends..
       

DIRECTIONS

POST CODE:

As the weather is forecast to be dry all week and next weekend too, we will access the stubble field of a skinny country lane off the B3047 just east of Alresford and Bishops Sutton. The B3047 joins the main A31 roundabout which is where we will position our signs but not earlier that 8.30am. From Alton and Ropley, just head towards Alresford then turn right at the roundabout after the Shell garage.

The dig commences at 9.30am and continues until dusk. Parking is on stubble although if we do get rain then we have an alternative entrance.

The post code below is not perfect but as close as possible to our signs.
 

HISTORY AND RESEARCH

There are traces of a Roman villa at Bighton. See http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6218

Nearby Alresford has a rich history so read about it here: http://www.alresford.org/history.php

 

Visit this page regularly for the latest news of when and where our next dig is.

Updated 30-05-2017

Oilseed rape and winter barley crops are going from green to a golden hue and will ripen fast. This years harvest is very likely to be early due to the dry spring so we think the first fields cleared could be from the second week in July. As soon as the combines get rolling then we will be out and about regularly most weekends and Thursdays until next April. I haven't tried it yet but the grass fields just cut for hay or silage making are probably very hard to dig. Apart from that, the divots will die off so we don’t ruin permissions by digging on grass in this heat so will wait until wetter times for those fields.

The hot weather that we are currently enjoying (or not) should see us on OSR fields first but yes, the stubble is horrid but it will be good to get out again. more later next month