This unique Gold Residential experience will take place at The Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset, which is on the edge of Cranborne village and within the Cranborne Chase AONB. The site houses many reconstructed buildings from the Stone Age to Viking periods. You will be accommodated in our reconstructed Viking Longhouse. Previous DofE residential weeks have focussed on various traditional construction techniques, using authentic tools and assisting in the repair and maintenance to our buildings and site. Past examples have included thatched buildings, building a roof and building a watercourse from the Roman water lifting machine to the vegetable allotment. Participants will also be given the chance to experience other “hands on” ancient skills which could include traditional fire making, period cookery, rope and cordage making, monolith moving and storytelling, alongside Dorset Council’s qualified and experienced Outdoor Education staff.
Dorset Council – Living History in the Cranborne Chase – July 2023