Stonea Camp is a scheduled site of national importance and has a fascinating history linked to both the Iceni tribe and the Romans. Possibly linked to Queen Boudicca the site itself stands on a gravel island just two metres above sea level. The guided walk around part of the site will look at the archaeology, the surrounding landscape, the camps demise and the rise and fall of the impressive Roman Stonea Grange built adjacent to the site.
David Crawford-White will be your expert guide.
The walk will start at 10am at the site car park and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Those attending are free to bring a packed lunch or go into March and have a meal at one of the many hostels in the town. The tour of the museum will start at 1pm and will last approximately one hour. It’s a fascinating small museum with some finds from the excavations at Stonea Grange.
The visit is free to FRAG members other than a suggested donation of £2 for the museum.
Discounted 2017 FRAG membership is now available for just £10 which covers this trip and our monthly programme of talks and activities for the remainder of the year.
The site is few miles east of March. The site car park is found at the end of a long metalled trackway which is signposted ‘Stonea Camp’ off the B1093 (Wimblington to Manea road). It is part of Cambridgeshire’s County Farms Estate and is open to the public throughout the year.
You need to arrange your own transport. If you need a lift please say on your booking form and we will see what can be arranged.
If you do not wish to visit the museum please make this clear on the booking form.
Wear suitable footwear and bring waterproofs. It is an open site and can be wet and very windy! The site is an exposed large open field with a range of ‘humps and bumps plus a viewing platform.
Dogs are not allowed as the site is used to graze sheep all year.
Attendees are not covered by FRAG’s insurance so you are advised to take out your own personal accident insurance if you wish.
Please be aware that there are no toilets on the site.
- 09.45 Arrive at the Stonea Camp carpark
- 09.55 Group briefing
- 10.00 Tour starts
- 11.30 Tour ends
- 11.30–12.50 Lunch break in March
- 12.50 Meet outside the Museum
- 13.00 Tour of the Museum
- 14.00 Ends
The organisers reserve the right to postpone or stop the event at any point.
Any FRAG members wishing to join the visit who have not already booked please email firstname.lastname@example.org by end of Friday 8th September – include full name and phone number