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Community Excavations underway at St Michael's Church in Abergele, photo 2007-0004  © CPAT 2005

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust engages in a number of outreach activities across the Clwyd Powys area and beyond . . . .

These range from providing talks to local groups and communities on our past and present project work or the history and archaeology of east and north east Wales, our involvement in organised heritage-based activities such as the Festival of British Archaeology, our presence at national and local events such as the National Eisteddfod, the Royal Welsh Show or local history festivals, or leading history walks and town trails. We also provide a range of display material for exhibitions or information boards, produce a number of booklets and leaflets about the heritage as well as produce this website – one of the longest established, widest ranging and most widely used of its type in Britain.

To get a flavour of some our forthcoming events, follow this link.

To learn more about our Heritage Management Outreach activities, read on . . . . .

I think you can't see me

Festival of British Archaeology
The Festival of British Archaeology is an annual event run by the Council for British Archaeology. CPAT is one of many oganisations across the UK that put on activities and displays as part of this fortnight of archaeological fun.

  • Follow this link to find out more about involvement in the Festival of British Archaeology.

A surprisingly sunny day for a walk!

Out and About
In conjunction with other organisations, such as the Brecon Beacons National Park Society and the Elan Valley Trust or Montgomery Canal Society and the Border Counties Archaeology Society, we lead a number of history and archaeology walks each year. If you want to get out and about in the hills, simply fancy a stroll around your town or just wish to take a closer look a particular archaeological site, then we can help by providing guided walks and site tours or simply by advising on things to do and see.

  • Look at our News pages to see where we've been in the last few months.
  • Follow this link to view and download some self guided Historic Landscape walks in our area.
  • Follow this link to take a look at some short circular walks, from CPAT and Powys County Council, along the Offa's Dyke National Trail.
  • Contact us and see if we can arrange a walk for you.

A talk

We are happy to give a variety of public talks or lectures. If your group or organisation would like to hear about local history and archaeology or about past and present project work undertaken by CPAT, then please contact us.

A quick glimpse of the Romans in Mid Wales

Displays and Exhibitions
CPAT has produced a variety of exhibition materials ranging from display panels to information leaflets, multi-media presentations and virtual reality models. If you are interested in offering a venue for a touring exhibition or are looking for information or advice on producing you own display, then contact us.

I'm going to keep smiling if it kills me

Events and Open Days
Look out for us at county shows or national events, such as the National Eisteddfod or the Royal Welsh Show. Where practicable we also arrange open days and site tours of working excavations and other field work.

 . . . and later on I'm going to drink all this by myself

Community Heritage
CPAT has produced a number of commuinty heritage pages for this website, including pages about recent and ongoing Historic Settlement Surveys, and our involvement in the Time Team excavations at Ffrith.

Well I can't see it!

Work Experience
Each year we are able to offer a limited number of work experience places to local school students thinking of pursuing a career in archaeology. Recently we have tried to offer a range fieldwork experience here to give a real flavour of what we do.

  • Follow this link to see some of our Work Experience students in action.
  • Contact us if you are interested in Work Experience with CPAT.

Our student placements get to do all sorts of exciting things

Student placements
We are also able to offer longer term student placements for those wishing to gain practical experience as part of an archaeology degree or similar qualification. Such placements can last several months and are designed to involve student in as many aspects of our work as possible. If you are seeking a long or short placement then contact us for details.

Some volunteering going on

We are able to offer a limited number of places to volunteers interested in finding out more about or working in archaeology. Unfortunately field work projects such as excavation or survey are not always suitable for volunteers, and even when they are may not be running in your area, but opportunities do arise so do contact us if you are interested and we will endeavour to keep you posted.

An incredible photograph of the Leighton Estate Home Farm

Since 2007 CPAT has produced a twice yearly Newsletter outling some of our activities. Available as a PDF download this looks at our recent project work in the area and other current topics of interest.


The Historic Environment Record
The CPAT Historic Environment Record is now available through the Archwilio website, the easy way to discover the archaeology of Wales through the records of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts - there are over 150,000 archaeological sites to be found.

I'm not looking well am I?

Schools and Education
CPAT provides a range of products and services for schools and other educational establishments across Wales, varying from leaflets about self guided walks and fact sheets about the past.

And now I'm going to cover the board up with this flag and I want you all to say the magic words after me . . .

On site interpretation
CPAT can provide information and advice on the preparation and siting of on-site interpretation notices and panels

A leaftlet

CPAT produces a variety of publications every year. These range from fieldwork and other specialist reports (see our annually updated bibliography for details) to guides and information leaflets about our work

Watch this space . . . .

You’re already in it! CPAT maintains one of the longest established, largest and hopefully most informative, archaeological websites in Britain. We hope to keep this ever-growing resource up to date offering information about our work and information about local heritage. Let us know what you think . . . . .

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