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Herefordshire Archaeology's Historic Landscape Walks Programme 2020

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 15th 10.00 – 13.00 250 Breinton
Tuesday February 11th 10.00 – 13.00 251 Bosbury
Tuesday March 10th 10.00 – 13.00 252 Preston-on-Wye
Wednesday April 15th 14.00 – 17.00 253 Pembridge
Wednesday May 13th 14.00 – 17.00 254 Kingswood
Wednesday June 17th 10.00 – 13.00 255 Checkley
Tuesday July 14th 14.00 – 17.00 256 Wellington Heath
Wednesday August 12th 10.00 – 13.00 257 Hoarwithy
Wednesday September 16th 14.00 – 17.00 258 Little Dewchurch
Wednesday October 14th 10.00 – 13.00 259 Bishops Frome
Wednesday November 11th 10.00 – 13.00 260 St. Weonards
Wednesday December 16th 10.00 – 13.00 261 Haugh 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.


Council for British Archaeology AGM


The Council for British Archaeology (West Midlands) Annual General Meeting is being hosted by Herefordshire Archaeology and taking place at Herefordshire Archives and Record Centre on Sunday the 7th July 2018.

The AGM will be followed by a talk by Tim Hoverd on recent archaeological discoveries in Hereford and will then involve a visit to the Rotherwas Munitions Factory by Angela Williams (ROF Officer) in the afternoon. The event is available to CBA members and non-members alike, so if you would like to attend please sign up on the Eventbright page.

This year's programme is as follows;

10.00 - 10.30 Arrival at Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre* and refreshments

10.30 – 11.00 CBAWM Annual General Meeting

11.00 - 11.15 Break

11.15 - 12.15 Recent archaeological work in Herefordshire – Tim Hoverd

12.15 - 1.00 Break for lunch

1.00 - 3.00 (approx) Guided tour of Rotherwas Munitions Factory - Angela Williams

Hope to see you there! 


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 reports on 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