CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, is an award-winning community-led MOLA project. We tackle threats to England’s fragile coastal archaeology, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and support from Lloyds Register Foundation, Historic England and the National Trust.


Walkers can enjoy this series of Low Tide Trails to explore the wealth of archaeological features exposed on our shores.

Upcoming Events

CITiZAN archaeologists are hosting events up and down the country. Check out our upcoming events.

Lost Lives - Citizan Winter Trail - 14th December 2019

Guided walk from Start Point to Slapton sands - 14/12/19...

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  • 14/12/2019
  • 10 a.m.

Lost Lives - Citizan Winter Trail - 15th December 2019

15th December 2019 Part of our series of winter walks, this guided trail with CITiZAN maritime archaeologists will take you from Start Point to Slapton sands....

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  • 15/12/2019
  • 10 a.m.

Searching Mersea discussion with Colchester Recalled History Group

A talk presenting and discussing Searching Mersea, an oral histories project which mapped memories and stories onto Mersea Island, as a tool of locating and understanding foreshore...

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  • 16/01/2020
  • 7 p.m.

Latest Blogs

Find out what the team, our project partners and volunteers have been up to in our blogs.

Pirates of Druridge Bay

This blog is about Druridge Bay in Northumberland, which stretches for about seven miles of flat, sandy beaches between the villages of Low Hauxley in the North to Cresswell in the...

  • By Angus Stephenson
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  • 26/11/2019

Big Badda Boom!

Following our recent and sold out Forton lake Low Tide Trail, I have been inspired to draw attention to one of the smaller and often over looked vessels in this historic ships’ ass...

  • By Grant Bettinson
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  • 28/10/2019

A Man O'War or three on the Mersey

HMS Conway was the Mercantile Marine Service Association's training school for offices in the Merchant Navy. Moored of Rock Ferry in the River Mersey, three vessels carried the na...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 17/09/2019

Download the CITiZAN App

Want to get involved? Download the CITiZAN app for your smartphone and monitor the fragile heritage on your local foreshore. With nothing more than the phone in your pocket, you can locate and monitor at-risk archaeology with your smartphone!

Our Resources

Take a look at this useful set of resources for intrepid foreshore explorers and surveyors.