About RAMP

The Rock Art Mobile Project (RAMP) was undertaken by the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, at Newcastle University in 2010/11. It was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Newcastle University.

RAMP brings photographs, diagrams and commentaries about rock art directly to mobile phones in the Northumberland countryside.

RAMP focuses on three key rock art areas in Northumberland: Lordenshaw (near Rothbury), Weetwood and Dod Law (both near Wooler). These sites were chosen on the strength and diversity of their rock art, their accessibility and, crucially, their ability to withstand visitor numbers.

In our design process we involved rock art and/or countryside visitors from Northumberland and surrounding areas, who helped us to develop our design ideas, refine our prototypes and improve our understanding of the rock art visiting experience. We are grateful to those who have participated in our workshops.

The primary outcome of the RAMP is a Rock Art on Mobile Phones website with materials for each selected rock art area.

Contact us

If you would like to contact us please email us at ramp@ncl.ac.uk.