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Coastal Heritage Winter Volunteer Task Days Programme 2018

Coastal Heritage Winter Volunteer Task Days Programme 2018

The North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Coastal Heritage project is now under way. Led by Joe Penfold, Coastal Heritage is a two-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with additional support from local partners including the National Trust, Torridge District Council and North Devon Archaeological Society.

Much of the AONB’s heritage is at risk from environmental impacts, lack of official protection and/or lack of public awareness. To address this the project will support practical conservation work on number of historic and archaeological sites with a particular focus on coastal hillforts and World War II features. Alongside this training, delivered by Historic England, will be offered to volunteers to help identify, record and assess the condition of the AONB’s Scheduled Monuments.

Over the autumn/winter months there is a programme of volunteer task days which offer a great opportunity for people to get involved. The programme can be seen below or downloaded here. Booking is essential for all events. Most events start at 10:30am and finish at 3pm. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. All tools and refreshments will be provided. For further details about how to sign up to these or future events please visit our website https://www.northdevoncoast-nl.org.uk/events, follow @explorethecoast email us aonb@devon.gov.uk or Joe directly on joe.penfold@devon.gov.uk #Spotlightonlocalheritage