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Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group (NOWTAG). We are a community archaeology group focussing on exploring the history of the people who have, since prehistoric times, lived in the area of Tynedale now north of Hadrian’s Wall.

Because the area has for centuries been characterised by low intensity pastoral farming there are remains from earlier settlements, working environments and burial places still visible in the landscape. We are in the fortunate position of having a very rich archaeological environment that has as yet been little explored.

Rich Archaeology


In March 2020 at Greyside abandoned farmstead, Northumberland, members of NOWTAG took part in an excavation. This excavation followed on from a Level 1 Survey in 2018 by the Group, covering 1km x 2km of Greyside Farm.

The group is a community archaeology organisation, exploring the archaeology of upland Northumberland on the north side of the Tyne valley with a particular interest in non-Roman sites.



The web site will provide up to date news on current events and workshops.

Reports and article produced by NOWTAG will be published here on this web site.

The rock art pages contain articles and links to video and 3D imagery. Stan Beckensall is also featured on the rock art pages.

Covid-19 regulations have now been relaxed sufficiently to enable NOWTAG activities to safely resume. Please go to our activities page for upcoming surveys and excavations.

NOWTAG Wins National Lottery Fund Support

Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeological Group (NOWTAG) are delighted to announce that they have received a £9,000 Sharing Heritage Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their exciting and innovative ‘Beyond The Wall: Edges Green’ project. The project is also supported with a £2000 grant from Northumberland national Park Authority.

Skipton Building Society's Grassroots Giving Fund

NOWTAG win's a Grassroots Giving Grant of £500 and wanted to send a big 'THANK YOU' to everyone who voted for us, and those who helped spread the word. Without you, we wouldn’t have been successful, so thanks again for your support.

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