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Herefordshire Archaeology's Historic Landscape Walks Programme 2016

Historic Landscape Walks

Since April 1999 Herefordshire Council, Archaeology Section has been organising a series of morning, afternoon and evening walks throughout the county. These walks are designed to introduce members of the public to the constantly changing aspects of life, both past and present, that influence the type of landscape in which we live. People from the local community and from further afield are welcome. A reasonable level of fitness is required as some of the routes are over steep or uneven ground. Dogs are welcome on short leads (unless stated for specific walks).

These walks are free but due to the large numbers who regularly attend these Historic Landscape Walks, we have had to implement a booking procedure.

 

Date Time Walk No. Location
Wednesday January 11th 10.00 – 13.00 214 Sutton St. Nicholas
Tuesday February 14th 10.00 – 13.00 215 Bosbury
Wednesday March 15th 10.00 – 13.00 216 Luston
Wednesday April 12th 14.00 – 17.00 217 Fownhope
Wednesday May 17th 14.00 – 17.00 218 Walterstone
Wednesday June 14th 10.00 – 13.00 219 Wellbrook
Wednesday July 19th 14.00 – 17.00 220 Longtown & Ponthendre Castles
Wednesday August 16th 10.00 – 13.00 221 Bromyard Downs
Wednesday September 13th 14.00 – 17.00 222 Hergest
Wednesday October 18th 10.00 – 13.00 223 Bringewood
Tuesday November 14th 10.00 – 13.00 224 Leysters
Wednesday December 13th 10.00 – 13.00 225 Chase Wood

If you would like to attend one or more of the above walks you will need to reserve a place by calling archaeology on 01432 383 352 or sending an email to Tim Hoverd. Bookings will be taken only over the 7 days prior to each walk. If you book and then find that you cannot attend a walk please let us know so that we can let someone else attend.

 


Digging for Britain

Digging for Britain

Herefordshire Archaeology was recently featured on Series 5 of the BBC Four series Digging for Britain.

Tim Hoverd and a team from Manchester University joined Dr. Alice Roberts in presenting recent discoveries at Merlin's Cave, where fieldwork has produced fascinating evidence of possible early Medieval ancestor worship at the well known Prehistoric Cave site. You can about the site from the original excavations reportson our website; from 2012 and 2015.

The episode, series 5 episode 1, is still on iPlayer and can be viewed, for a limited time, on the BBC website here.

 

 


Opportunities to Volunteer

A number of our events and projects rely on volunteers to lend a hand and help. Archaeological work can be surveys, excavations or historic research.

You can find below a list of current opportunities to volunteer. If you are interesting in contributing to any of these please contact the Archaeological Projects Manager, Tim Hoverd on 01432 383352 or thoverd@herefordshire.gov.uk.

    • Longtown Excavation:

      A community led project investigating the two castles of Longtown. Excavation starts on the 4th July and will continue for three weeks for 5 days a week. Ending on the 23rd of July.

      Hereford Archaeology will be registering all volunteers who take part in the excavation so that they are covered by insurance. There is no obligation to work full days as there will be a booking system so that volunteers can put their names down for 3 hour slots in the morning or afternoon.

    • Three Counties Traditional Orchards Project:

      Project investigating three orchards in Herefordshire; Whitbourne, Breinton and Hilderley. The project is aimed to increase the knowledge of Traditional Orchards in Herefordshire and to improve the HER records of them. This will include historical research with remote and ground survey. If you are interested in this please contact liam.delaney@herefordshire.gov.uk.