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Herefordshire Archaeology's Historic Landscape Walks Programme 2018

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 17th 10.00 – 13.00 226 Woolhope
Wednesday February 14th 10.00 – 13.00 227 Monnington
Wednesday March 14th 10.00 – 13.00 228 Whitchurch
Tuesday April 17th 14.00 – 17.00 229 Much Birch
Wednesday May 16th 14.00 – 17.00 230 Llancillo
Wednesday June 13th 10.00 – 13.00 231 Dorstone
Tuesday July 17th 14.00 – 17.00 232 Oreleton
Wednesday August 15th 10.00 – 13.00 233 Tedstone Delemare
Wednesday September 12th 14.00 – 17.00 234 Lyonshall
Wednesday October 17th 10.00 – 13.00 235 Mathon
Wednesday November 14th 10.00 – 13.00 236 Burghill
Wednesday December 12th 10.00 – 13.00 237 Kingstone

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

    • 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.