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Spring Field Trip 2018: Somerset and Avon, 27 - 30 April 2017

The spring field trip for 2018 will be organised by Lisa Brown and Pete Davenport and based in Batheaston.


Spring Field Trip 2017: Republic of Ireland, 22 - 24 April 2017

The spring field trip for 2017 was hosted by organised by William O'Brien and James O'Driscoll. Many of the hillforts of the Wicklow mountain group were visited, and a great time had by all.
HFSG in Ireland 2017 (Photo: Lisa Brown/Eileen Wilkes)

50th Anniversary Spring Field Trip 2016: Dorchester, Dorset, 22 - 25 April 2016

2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the first HFSG spring field trip so this year's meeting revisited the area of that first trip to review progress at the visited hillforts and within hillfort studies over the past 50 years.  The group was joined by the organiser of the original meeting, Prof Peter Fowler, and early members John Collis, Chris Musson and others made for a weekend of interesting discussion.  The trip was organised by Frances Griffith, Clare Randall and Eileen Wilkes.

HFSG at Hambledon Hill: 23 April 2016

Spring Field Trip 2015: Isle of Man, 24 - 27 April 2015

The spring field trip for 2015 was organised by Prof Harold Mytum.  Based in Douglas, a variety of hillfort and coastal sites were visited.

Spring Field Trip 2014: Dumfries and Galloway, 9-12 May 2014

The spring field trip for 2014 was organised by Eve Boyle, Strat Halliday and Simon Wood.  It was based in Portpatrick and the visit incorporated a variety of sites in the area.

HFSG in Scotland 2014 (Photo: Pete Robinson)

Spring Field Trip 2013: Devon

The spring field trip for 2013 was organised by Frances Griffith, Henrietta Quinnell and Eileen Wilkes.  Members enjoyed visits to many hillfort sites of all sizes in eastern and south Devon and Dartmoor.  Thanks go to the organisers for a superb weekend, to Devon County Council for a grant towards printing and transport costs, to Andy Crabb and Dartmoor National Park for hosting the evening reception, and to Devon Archaeological Society for making publications and information material available.  Thanks also to all the landowners of the monuments for permitting access to their sites.

Spring Field Trip 2012: The Clwydian Range 20-23 April 2012

A very successful spring field trip was enjoyed by a large group of members visiting the hillforts of the Clwyds led by Fiona Gale, Graeme Guilbert and Ian Brown. We were fortunate to have several members with us, who are currently involved with fieldwork and research on these hillforts. The weather, in spite of the forecast, kept most of the worst showers for journeys between hillforts. We enjoyed spectacular views of this beautiful region from many of the hillforts, including Moel Fenlli, Penycloddiau, Moel Arthur and Moel Hirradug to name a few. On the Saturday evening we were treated to a reception and entertainment hosted by Denbighshire County Council at the historic Nantclwyd House at Ruthin. Here we were treated to a talk and demonstration by trombonist John Kenny to a variety of instruments from a conch shell to an Alphorn with the highlight being the the demonstration of the recently reconstructed carnyx, based on Iron Age remains of the Deskford Carnyx found in Scotland in 1816. Thanks are due to the organisers and leaders for the success of this weekend and thanks are due to Denbighshire County Council for the provision of mini-buses and the Saturday evening reception.

Spring Field Trip 2011: Pembrokeshire 8-10 April 2011

This year's spring field visit to Pembrokeshire was a great success and well attended by nearly half the society membership. Ken Murphy, Heather James and Phil Bennet did a great job.

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The 2006 field trip to Cornwall:
members relax at Chun Castle
The 2007 field trip to Islay:
members at Dun Bheolain
The 2008 field trip to Bohemia:
viewing the ramparts at Hrazany

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