Dates (2018)

Starts 4th June - 10th August 2018 

Field school fees

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2018 Season Fee: 200.00 lunch optional and extra 25 per week

(Note: Conditions apply. Once the fee is paid, there will be NO refund of fees. Alternate dates can be arranged during the season or following season, or transfer the allocation to someone else. In the case of ill health you can book alternative weeks during this season or the next. 

Accommodation is not provided,  but is available in the local area.  We hold a list of local accommodation if needed.

Students have stayed at these locations:    

Coronation Guest House

Clifton B&B

Truro Caravan and Camping Park

Valley View Touring Park

(01872 560441)

(Only if you have transport)

Carnon Downs Caravan Park (Only if you have transport)

Within walking distance is the Kings Head in Chacewater.

Please contact us for bookings or for more information contact Jacqui. or To make a 2018 booking please click Click here for the booking form.

Once the document is open on your screen.  Click the  print button, complete the form and return by post to the address at the bottom of the form.

Typical Weekly Lunch Menu at Saveock  available for 25 per week

Every day you will have a piece of fruit and a packet of Crisps except on Tuesday when you get a piece of cake instead of crisps

Roll with chicken Tikki or Chinese spiced Chicken with mayo and lettuce

 Roll with Roast Beef and Horseradish sauce or Roast pork and Apple sauce

 Roll with Smoked Salmon, cream cheese, lemon juice and black pepper

 Roll with Ham, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo

Roll with Homous and salad

Vegetarian options

Cheddar celery and mayo

Brie and cranberry sauce

Boursin cheese and lettuce

Cream cheese, cucumber and marmite


Blue cheese lettuce and mayo

There is always a full tin of biscuits every day and a variety of Herbal Tea, Fruit Teas, Green Teas, Tea, Coffee and Hot chocolate.

There is also a selection of fruit squash and our own spring water.

Featured Accommodation


Truro Backpackers Hostel Tel: 07813 755 210 email:

More information

Truro Backpackers HostelRates:

Single Room 28

Twin or Double 40

Groups/Shared 18 per person 







Field School

Contact: for more information


The earliest occupied period of the site is the Mesolithic right up to 17th century pagan deposits. Students are not required to have any experience in archaeology. 

This site is quite unique in many ways and has featured on Discovery Channel News website for the pagan swan feather pits two seasons ago. Parents can excavate with their children providing they are over 14 years old. The site is situated in a delightful south facing valley bordered by a stream and ideally situated to visit the many ancient monuments in the county.


If you still have the energy after a day's digging, Cornwall offers the best surfing beaches in the UK, the nearest beach to the site is within four miles, TRURO is only three miles away offering shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs.  Even closer is the village of Chacewater, which also has various amenities. Also it is important for students to keep in touch with their family while digging so there is free internet access during break times and phone charging facilities.


The Day starts at 10:00 and usually finishes around 4.00.


Payment options



Cheque  Please note if you wish to pay by cheque it must be in sterlingthen please print off the attached PDF and send it with your cheque to the address on the document.

Paypal  :    PLEASE ensure that you complete the attached form and send it to Saveock Water Archaeology (address on the form), or if you require an MS document version to complete and send via email, then email me and I will send it to you.

Number of Weeks (Meal not included)


Number of Weeks (Meal included)


Student discount for a group of four students booking
together (no meals included)
No of Weeks