Get Wrecked in Gosport (event from 2014)
Meet at the bottom of Parham Road, off Forton Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4UA
Forton Lake was in use as early as Saxon times and continually since then. The foreshore is a resting place (cemetery) of many interesting small craft that were abandoned there, after the end of their working life.
The Forton Lake Project was a collaboration between the Nautical Archaeology Society and the Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology which highlighed the importance of maritime archaeology to the whole community by encouraging hands-on involvement. Over 3 summers investigations and excavations were carried out on 20 or so ships, as the team uncovered and recorded them and researched their histories.
Join one of the volunteer archeologists who assisted with the project to explore the mudflats and learn more about the wrecks.
Event not suitable for children under the age of 10.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE (TIC) BOOKING
Please note that this an Event from 2014
Due to the nature of the mud flats, pushchairs and wheelchair access is not possible, nor for anyone with walking difficulties.
Max 20 people per tour/session. Be prepared for walking in/on soft wet dirty horrible foreshore mud! Please wear suitable footwear and clothing.
Forton Lake Community Archaeology Project
Look for the pink Heritage Open Days sign.