Beyond The Wall
Hadrian’s Wall is a World Heritage Site, which public perception identifies firmly with the Romans. When you stand on the heights of the Wall looking north, it’s easy to believe that you are looking out across a wilderness. Nothing could be further from the truth. This landscape is scattered with a rich variety of sites now largely hidden from view beneath the grass and soil: prehistoric rock art and burial cairns, Bronze Age settlements and field boundaries, Iron Age farmsteads and homesteads, Romano-British settlements, medieval shielings (seasonal upland farming huts) and farms, and much, much more.
Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group (NOWTAG) was founded in 2013 to prove that the history and archaeology of this area is “more than just the Romans” and to bring balance to the history of Tynedale.
NOWTAG hold records, photographs, reports and data about a number of archaeological significant sites north of the wall: Sewingshields Crags, Ravensheugh Crags, Standingstone Rigg and Davy’s Lee. In 2015 we are surveying the area west of Cawfields, Edges Green, and will be adding much new information to our archive.