Find out how Fenland ancestors fought Romans in Stonea Camp walk

TALES of how Fenland ancestors fought the Romans at Stonea Camp, near Wimblington, will all come to life as part of a free walk on Wednesday from 7pm.

Cambridgeshire Archaeology and the County Farms Estate are holding its annual guided walk at Stonea Camp, the lowest Iron Age Fort in Britian.

It is believed Stonea Camp was built by the Iceni and thought to be the site of a battle between the Iceni and Romans in the years leading up to the Boudican Revolt of AD 60-61.

Archaeological excavations at the site have uncovered skeletons with sword cuts lying in the forts ditches. It is also close to the Roman Town of Stonea Grange and is located on land that has been lived in since the Stone Age.

Stephen Macaulay, senior project manager for Oxford Archaeology East, said: “Stonea Camp is a wonderful site and one of the most important archaeological sites in East Anglia, if not Britain itself.


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“Indeed it is perhaps the first site in the whole of Britain which enters the historical, as well as archaeological record and people should take this opportunity to discover its secrets.”

Stonea Camp is a County Farms Pocket park and open to the public throughout the year.

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The walk is free and there is no need to book in advance. Meet at the car park by the Nissan Hut beyond Stitches Farm at the end of the track at 7pm. Most of the site is accessible for people with restricted mobility.

For further details on this or any other guided walk contact Mr Macaulay at Cambridgeshire Archaeology on 01223 850500.

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