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How to get involved in the project

There are many opportunities during the two year project to learn new skills and help discover the hidden history of High Lodge.

You can research the history of the landscape, take part in archaeological surveys and investigations and carry out wildlife surveys. Training workshops will provide the skills you need. You can also help to design and produce activities for schools and families and contribute to interpretation.

 If you are interested in this project and would like to be involved or book a place for any of the activities listed below, please email or telephone 0300 067 4556 or write to Project Manager, High Lodge Heritage Project, Forest District Office, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0TJ.

Some of the activities listed below will be for a whole day; some half a day and some as an evening session, usually on a Wednesday or a Saturday.

With the exception of the visit to the Norfolk Record Office, all activities will take place at the Oak Lodge Community Building at High Lodge and outdoors at High Lodge. Instructions and information will be sent to those booking places.

Activities 2017 - any past activities can be repeated if there is sufficient demand. Contact details as shown above.

  • Mon 9 October
    How to access  and use historic documents at the Norfolk Record Office
  • Wed 18 October 
    How to use the Norfolk and Suffolk Historic Environment Records
  • Wed 8 November
    Diversity and Equality: Meeting the Needs of All Visitors
  • Tues 14 November
    How to interpret aerial photographs and LIDAR Images
  • Sun 19 November - this workshop will now take place on Sat 20 January 2018.
    Identifying the Landscape of Warrening
  • Wed 6 December
    How to care for earthwork sites
  • Tues 12 December 
    How to research archives for wildlife records

Activities 2018 - all dates to be confirmed

  • January
    Sat 13 January  - Exploring Earthworks at High Lodge
     Conservation work on Sites of Special Scientific Interest at High Lodge
  • Sat 20 January - Discover the Landscape of Warrening Workshop
     Sat 27 & Sun 28 January  - Geophysics on the archaeological site
  • Discovering Burial mounds at High Lodge
  • February
    10,11,17 & 18 February  - Archaeological Investigation to locate the site of  the warren lodge
     24 & 25 February - Writing an Archaeological Report and processing the finds. 
     Improving the habitat for Great-Crested Newts
  • March
    Wed 7 March - The Origins of the Flint Mines at High Lodge
     Discovery Day - The Working Forest
  • April
    How to identify tree species and veteran trees
     How to identify amphibians and reptiles at High Lodge
     How to organise events, talks and visits for heritage projects
  • May
    Exploring Trackways and Historic Routes around High Lodge 
     How to identify birds of High Lodge and Thetford Forest  
  •  Sat 12 May - How to track and identify animal and bird prints
  • June
    Revealing the Secrets of High Lodge Field
     Photographing the Forest
     How to identify plants of High Lodge and Thetford Forest
  • July
    How to identify butterflies, moths and insects
     World War 1 Railway – its route and purpose 
     Drawing and Painting the Forest
     How to research, design and produce interpretation
  • August
    Making Arrowheads and Gunflints  
     Sat 25 August - Making Nets for Warrening
     How to research, design and produce educational materials
  • September
    Discovering the Historic Landscape of the parkland, plantation boundaries and shelter belts.
     Community Monitoring of Earthwork Sites
  • October
    How to identify deer at High Lodge and Thetford Forest
    Sat 5 October - Living off the Land
  • November
    Exploring flint-facing on the warren banks 
     Planning for Climate Change in Thetford Forest

Additional Activities

  • April 2018 – April 2019
    Carrying out Wildlife Surveys
  • July 2018 – January 2019
    Researching and writing text and sourcing images for the interpretation of the heritage
  • August 2018 – January 2019
    Researching and writing text and sourcing images for educational materials for schools.









Last updated: 17th November 2017

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