Archaeology Walks 2021: Arundel Park 5 August-5 August 188801

Archaeology Walks 2021: Arundel Park


Museum and Gallery


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Age Guidance:

Suitable for Ages 16+


120 minutes

  • Description

Enjoy a walk in the countryside with our resident archaeologist talking through points of interest.

This year sees our biggest ever programme of archaeology walks with eleven walks taking place between May and September. Six walks take place on Saturday mornings; the other five will be running on Thursday evenings. New walks this year will explore the archaeology and history of both the Adur and the Arun valleys.

As always James will be bringing along genuine artefacts from the museum collections to give attendees the opportunity to handle items in the locations they were originally found.

From James
“We are all extremely lucky to live in an area that not only has outstanding natural beauty, but also outstanding archaeological remains. I hope during these walks I can communicate and share my passion for these ancient places and the peoples who once lived, walked, loved and died within the landscapes we inherited today”

Arundel Park – Earls, park & Springs
Created in the early Norman period by the Earls of Arundel, the lack of inhabitants and agriculture means that the Park is rich in archaeological remains, including an important later Iron Age-Roman transition settlement. We will also visit the enigmatic “War Dyke”, from where we can see the whole Arun Valley and the ever-present Highdown Hill along the coast.
This walk will involve some steep ascents and descents throughout.

3 miles – Hard difficulty

Please Note
The walks are graded by difficulty – some involve more climbing than others! It is advisable to bring water to all of the walks, and a bite to eat on Saturday sessions. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Thursday walks begin at 18:30 and usually finish by 20:30
Saturday walks begin at 9:30 and are usually finished by 13:00
Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.