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Harptrees History Society “Somerset follies.”  by Jonathan Holt. 

West Harptree Memorial Hall Compton Martin Rd, West Harptree, Bristol, United Kingdom

A fascinating look at the many intriguing architectural follies to be found around Bristol and North Somerset, Wednesday 24th April, 7.30pm. West Harptree Memorial Hall, Compton Martin Road, West Harptree, Bristol BS40 6EG Book places by email (after 10th April) HHS members free; visitors £3

Aquatic Life at the Avalon Marshes Sunday 28th April 11am

Avalon Marshes Centre Shapwick Rd, Westhay, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Location - Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury BA6 9TT Explore the Natural History of the pond at Shapwick and see some of the creatures that live in and around it. An event ideal for families. Booking advisable – or ring 01823 272429. Members and non-members welcome. Members of RoAM, (Recorders of the […]

Visit to Avalon Marshes Archaeological Reconstructions – Sunday 28th April 2pm

Avalon Marshes Centre Shapwick Rd, Westhay, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Location - Avalon Marshes Centre Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury BA6 9TT Guided tour of all the attractions – takes about 1hour 15 minutes. Cost is £8.50 per person but this will allow you to return to the reconstructions again in 2024 without any cost. Booking Essential Book and pay online or through the SANHS office […]


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.