Ancient Ways-Trackways and Boundaries across Gower

Following the success of the recent Fieldwalking events across Gower, we are pleased to be starting our new project ‘Ancient Ways-Trackways and Boundaries across Gower’.

The purpose of this project is to enable the community to research and identify the ancient routes of Gower, such as field boundaries, pathways and tracks through map regression, aerial photography, and field work, complemented by using plant species as a method (Hooper’s Law) of dating old hedgerows.

The ancient ways will be shown on paper and GIS mapping, their past use and current condition recorded, and their purpose and accompanying stories collected. It is hoped that it will be the first step in the re-establishment of a number of these routes, eventually with interpretation regarding their former use, and providing a safer alternative to walking on the busy Gower roads.

Keep returning to this blog for upcoming events! 

Places will be limited due to the computer requirements, so please contact Sophie at or 01792 655208 to book.



Aerial Photography and Map Regression

Aerial Photography and Map Regression Training 26th and 28th January 2016

Today we undertook our second training session covering ‘Aerial Photography and Map Regression‘.  During the session we used various applications that professional archaeologists would use to undertake any form of basic research. These include:

This training provides the tools for our volunteers to begin researching ideal places independently for the projects forthcoming field walking event, and in addition carry out research into their own family and village history!

Thank you to all our fabulous volunteers who attended the second training session, we look forward to seeing the fruits of your research and hearing all about it at our next session.





Archaeological Training Workshop


Come along to the first ‘Finding Our History’ training session – Landscape Detective                       Understandhow maps are used in archaeology and historic landscape studies. Have a go at interpretation of cartographic information and Map Regression. Learn all about the Historic Environment Record, discover the new ARCHWILIO App and much more!