As part of the celebrations for the Council for British Archaeology's 80th anniversary in 2024, CBA staff and Trustees will be undertaking a combined 202-mile sponsored walk as part of our Out and About Archaeology event over the week of Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th May. This mileage references the shortest door-to-door road distance from Burlington House in London, where the CBA held its inaugural meeting, to our current home at De Grey House in York. 

Members of our small but dedicated team will be undertaking walks with family and friends in their own local areas to add to our mileage and we will be sharing photos and details of how well we are doing via the CBA's social media channels (@ArchaeologyUK) so please follow us and cheer us on!


Make a donation

Please support us in achieving our goal by donating as much or as little as you can via our Just Giving page.



Your donation will help us to continue our valuable work across our five areas of activity:

  • Membership - supporting grassroots archaeology across the UK
  • Events - delivering online and in-person activities throughout the year such as the Festival of Archaeology, Marsh Community Archaeology Awards and our online lecture series, This is Archaeology
  • Casework and Advocacy - we are one of the seven National Amenity Societies with a formal role within the planning system
  • Youth engagement - enabling young people aged 8-25 engage and participate in archaeology and the heritage around them
  • Communications and Publications - including our bi-monthly award-winning magazine British Archaeology, our range of publications and our social media reach of over

We thank you in advance for your generous donation and hope that you enjoy our Out & About Archaeology event, either in person or online, as much as we will.

Come and join us

We will also be delivering 3 free guided walks over the weekend so you can join us in person as we add to our mileage:

  • CBA Executive Director, Neil Redfern will be leading a walk through York city centre
  • CBA Events Officer, Jim Butler will be leading two walks around Leicester on the city's civil war archaeology

Click the button below for full details of how to book.


Follow our walk