Bookings are now open for training to become a member of the Foreshore Recording and Observation Group.

Our programme takes place over four days and includes health and safety training, lectures about Thames archaeology from the Thames Discovery Programme team, foreshore fieldwork sessions on iconic London beaches and guided walks to sites of archaeological and historical interest.


Waged: £100 (only £25 a day)
Unwaged: £50
Londoners aged over 75: FREE! Thanks to the kind support of City Bridge Trust

Once you’ve completed your training, any fieldwork and monitoring you take part in with us is free.

2017 Training Dates


March 12th: Mews Schoolroom, Old Royal Naval College. 1015-1530
March 13th: Greenwich foreshore 0700-1100, Curlew Rowing Club, Greenwich 1200-1400
March 14th: Greenwich foreshore 0745-1145, Curlew Rowing Club, Greenwich 1245-1445
March 15th: Greenwich foreshore 0815-1215, City Guided Walk 1330-1330

Surrey Docks:

April 26th: Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhithe. 0930-1445
April 27th: Surrey Docks foreshore 0745-1145, Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhithe 1245-1445
April 28th: Surrey Docks foreshore 0830-1230, Surrey Docks Farm, Rotherhithe 1330-1530
April 29th: Surrey Docks foreshore 0900-1300, City Guided Walk 1430-1630

Further information

If you would like to know more about what’s involved in the training and being a FROG Member, read our New FROG FAQs.

To book your place, please download, complete and return the application form below to the Thames Discovery Programme team:

Please note that attendance at all four days of the training is required to complete the course and become a member of the FROG team.

FROG Application Form by Thames Discovery Programme on Scribd

We look forward to seeing you on the foreshore!