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Archaeology Walks 2021: The Arun Valley 14 August-14 August 189001

Archaeology Walks 2021: The Arun Valley

Location:

Museum and Gallery

Tickets:

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Age Guidance:

Suitable for Ages 16+

Duration:

240 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”

The Arun Valley – Churches, Log Boats & River
Starting at Swanbourne Lake at 9.30am, this walk will take us on a journey through the Arun Valley, visiting ancient churches nestled in picturesque villages. The archaeology stretches back beyond the arrival of modern humans and continues right up into the present day in the form of old quarries and sunken barges. This is a new walk and comes highly recommended for those who enjoy bucolic scenery.
7 miles – Moderate 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 09:30 and are usually finished by 13:00
Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.