Hidden Heritage of High Lodge: programme of free events

Most of these events are day long activities. Specific dates in 2018 have still to be confirmed. To book a place for any of the activities listed below, or to find out more information please email highlodgefeedback@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or telephone 0300 067 4556 or write to Project Manager, High Lodge Heritage Project, Forest District Office, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0TJ.

2017

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 Identifying the Landscape of Warrening

Wed 6 December How to care for earthwork sites

Tues 12 December How to research archives for wildlife records

2018

January
Exploring Earthworks at High Lodge
Discovering Burial Mounds at High Lodge
Conservation work on Sites of Special Scientific Interest at High Lodge

27 /28 January, 10/11 and 17/18 February
Archaeological Investigation to locate the sit   the site of the warren lodge

March
Identifying and Processing Finds
Writing an Archaeological Report
Improving the habitat for Great-Crested Newts
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
How to track and identify animal and bird prints & where to look for them

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 for the trail and the heritage sites and help with production

August
Making Arrowheads and Gunflints
Making Nets for Warrening
How to research, design and produce educational materials for the trail and the heritage sites and help with production

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
 Living off the Land

November
Exploring flint-facing on the warren banks
Planning for Climate Change in Thetford Forest

On-going
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.

  • Hidden Heritage of High Lodge website