National Trust volunteer John Smith (pictured) is once again braving the elements of the Upper Plym to undertake the annual archaeological surveys. John has been monitoring the condition of the internationally renowned, historic and pre-historic remnants of the area for several years, reporting on their condition and strengthening previous survey work. Artefacts examined include hut circles, stone rows and cists dating back to the Bronze Age, as well as medieval farmsteads and rabbit warrens. The surveys form part of the estates management to ensure the survival of such archaeological treasures for generations to come. With John’s help, it is hoped a guided walk will be made available to download from the NT website, allowing any budding “Time Team” enthusiasts, to discover some of these amazing artefacts for themselves.