Wednesday, 20 February 2008

The South Dorset Ridgeway Heritage Project launches


A three-year project to record details of an area's rich archaeological treasures has been launched.

The South Dorset Ridgeway Heritage Project will be working with volunteers to put the area's important ancient history on the map.

John Gale, of Bournemouth University, said: "The density of Bronze Age burial mounds along the Ridgeway is second to none in England."

Monuments from the late Stone Age were examined in a pilot survey last summer.

The area is designated as one of outstanding natural beauty.

Countryside Officer Tom Munro said: "Over the next three years we'll be working on surveys, going into local schools, designing interpretation and guides and promoting circular walks in this beautiful area, as well as putting on a big programme of fun, informative and inspirational events."

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