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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

    SUN 16

    ROPLEY SOKE - THE ROMAN GRAVE FIELD BEHIND THE COW SHED. THE DIG IS CONFIRMED.

    SUN 23

    ROPLEY SOKE ON CULTIVATED BARLEY STUBBLE. CONFIRMED

    THU 27

     

    SAT 29

     

    SUN 30

    NEW FARM! BETWEEN KINGS SOMBORNE & HURSLEY. POSTPONED

  • AUG

    AUGUST

    THU 3

    ROPLEY GRAVE FIELD 130-ACRES CULTIVATED. CONFIRMED

    SAT 5

    ROPLEY STREET OPPOSITE CHEQUERS 150 ACRES STUBBLE. CUTTING NOW. CONFIRMED

    SUN 6

    100 ACRES OF STUBBLE, WOODEATON, OXFORDSHIRE. CONFIRMED

    THU 10

    ROPLEY MANOR HOUSE FIELD IS CUT. CONFIRMED. SUNSHINE FORECAST ALL DAY!

    SAT 12

    ROPLEY TUMULUS FIELD AND MANOR HOUSE FIELD, CONFIRMED

    SUN 13

    DIG POSTPONED DUE TO LACK OF PARKING  AT NEWTON LONGVILLE

    THU 17

    BEHIND THE MANOR HOUSE AT ROPLEY, DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 19

    THE LONG A31 FIELD AT ROPLEY, DIG CONFIRMED

    SUN 20

    NEW UNDETECTED LAND - NEWTON LONGVILLE - DIG CONFIRMED, updated 18.46pm Sat.

    THU 24

    WENDOVER, THE PYLON FIELD - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 26

    NO DIG SATURDAY

    SUN 27

    UNDETECTED LAND! NEWTON LONGVILLE. 50-ACRES OF CULTIVATED LAND.  CONFIRMED

    THU 31

    THE MARKET FIELD AT HALTON, WENDOVER, DIG CONFIRMED

  • SEP

    SEPTEMBER

    SAT 02

    THE VILLAGE FIELD, HALE LANE, WENDOVER IN BUCKS. DIG CONFIRMED.

    SUN 03

    NEW LAND. OWLSWICK, BUCKS. NEXT TO WALDRIDGE DESERTED MEDIEVAL VILLAGE. DIG CONFIRMED

    THU 07

    DOBBINS LANE IN WENDOVER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 09

    THE MANOR HOUSE FIELD, CRAWLEY IN HAMPSHIRE ON PEA STUBBLE

    SUN 10

    NEW LAND. DINTON CASTLE  NEAR AYLESBURY IN BUCKS. SAXON SITE! DIG CONFIRMED

    THU 14

    KINGSEY IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

     SUN 17

    ROPLEY STREET IN HAMPSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

    THU 21

    WESTON TURVILLE, MARROWAY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 23

    SOMERTON, ARDLEY ROAD, , OXFORDSHIRE, DIG CONFIRMED

    SUN 24

    HARDWICK NEAR WHITCHURCH, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 30

    ROPLEY MANOR HOUSE FIELD, HAMPSHIRE. DIG CONFIRMED

  • OCT

    OCTOBER

    SUN 08

    WENDOVER, PYLON FIELD ON CULTIVATED GROUND. DIG CONFIRMED

    SAT 14

    NO DIG SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

    SUN 22

    NO DIG SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

    SUN 29

    A DIG IS PLANNED, TO BE CONFIRMED

     

     

  • NOV

    NOVEMBER

    NOV 12

    Somerton, Oxfordshire, over 100-acres of pasture + option of searching the maize stubble. Confirmed

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • DEC

    DECEMBER

    SUN 17

    THE WEEKEND WANDERERS SPECIAL XMAS  DIG, SADLY CANCELLED THIS YEAR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

The CALENDAR is at the bottom of this page

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..
       

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

Updated 09-11-2017

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We will be looking at the most suitable place to park vehicles but the most likely fields will be either of the two roadside maize fields. You can access all of the other fields by foot form the car parking area.

Head for Somerton village in Oxfordshire. Our signs will be placed in the village on the junction of Somerton Rd/ Water Street & Ardley Rd no earlier than 8.30am.
 

Follow our arrows to the field. Starts 9.30am. £15 members or £18 non- members.
 

POST CODE: OX25 6LW

DIRECTIONS

12th November

SOMERTON

Oxfordshire

The Jersey cows are now all inside for the duration of the winter leaving the grass fields free of livestock. We have the fields running down as far as the railway line but also have the grass fields down the hill on the right. We also have the option to search the maize stubble on both sides of the road. The only exception which is out of bounds is the Roman kitchen field which we have been asked not to dig. That was the field where the octagonal pewter Roman plates came up on one of our past successful digs here.

 The maize field alongside the main road has turned up the occasional Anglo-Saxon find including a gold thrymmsa whilst the farm side of the road has turned up Anglo-Saxon finds and medieval stuff from the sandy soil on both fields. In the past, most of the grass fields have been under the plough then returned to grass. In all, we have over 100-acres to search.

OTHER NEWS - CANCELLED XMAS DIG

Reluctantly, we have decided that we will not be holding our Xmas dig special dig this year. This will be the first time we have missed holding this event but we hope to arrange one for the following year.