The perspective being one from above. Our flying archaeologist Kathy also took these images of the Anafon valley. The project is moving forward and we (the project team) are getting ready for our first major piece of survey work. That of archaeology. The area is famed as one of the sites with an unbroken occupation for almost 4000 years. Meetings are now coming on thick and fast as well as the paper work – grid application, abstraction pre application, legal considerations. With the survey work I have every confidence we will find something rare, fragile and significant (as there should be on every hydro site) the question is how we work with, around, mitigate, avoid and plan.
I was up the Anafon valley today with Paul and Rob Jarman the National Trusts Director of Sustainability. Don’t tell anyone but the valley is stunning and little visited. one of those hidden jewel places. the work we are looking at has to be low impact and work with this special area. (Although because of the reservoir at the end of the valley access is not a problem because of the existing track) before planning a journey work out where you area starting from…hence the need to survey and understand