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John Page talks about “Rowland Pavey: a Cheddar Eccentric” – a webinar

June 6 @ 19:30 - 21:00

Thursday 6th June 2024 at 7.30pm

Rowland Pavey is best remembered today as the man who built Jacob’s Ladder in Cheddar Gorge. However, he was also involved in several other projects, which included water divining, cave exploring and human flight!

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This is a Free event, but donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, please go to the SANHS website and use the Donate button.

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June 6
19:30 - 21:00






Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.