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Archaeology Walks 2022: Burpham Downland

Archaeology Walks 2022: Burpham Downland

Location:

Museum and Gallery

Tickets:

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Age Guidance:

Suitable for Ages 16+

Duration:

180 minutes

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


This year sees the return of the Archaeology Walks Programme with nine walks taking place between May and September. Three walks take place on Saturday mornings, three on Tuesday mornings and three on Thursday evenings. New walks include Bignor Hill and Amberley Wildbrooks, along with some old favourites like Cissbury Ring, Highdown and Chanctonbury Ring.

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”

Burpham Downland – “Village, Hills and Valley”
The small village of Burpham has a long and fascinating history stretching back to the early Bronze Age. We will explore the Anglo-Saxon fortifications alongside the beautiful early Norman church, before heading off onto the Downs where we will see a real palimpsest of archaeological remains.

5 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.

Members pre-sale Tuesday 3 May, 12pm
General on-sale Friday 6 May, 12pm