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.

The Saxon Shore Way

An informal stroll at low tide along the Saxon Shore Way, from Sandwich heading north. We'll look for points on CITiZAN's interactive map of intertidal archaeology and add any extr...

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  • 19/11/2019
  • 9 a.m.

Explore the old Docks of Liverpool

Join Citizan North for a guided walk along the Liverpool riverfront exploring Albert Dock and the site of the city's first dock. Learn how Liverpool's docks developed, lead the wo...

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  • 21/11/2019
  • 2 p.m.

Ships at Sunrise - The Dart's Hidden Hulked Heritage - 23rd November

As part of our series of winter walks, this tidal trail takes you around the remains of a variety of hulks looking at the question of how and why ships become dumped in the estuari...

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  • 23/11/2019
  • 8 a.m.

Latest Blogs

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

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

So you go on holiday to get away from it all......

In which a CITiZAN archaeologist goes on holiday and bumps into Scotland's intertidal archaeologists SHARP out on fieldwork........

  • By Lara Band
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  • 29/08/2019

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.