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The Winscombe Project

Webinar

Join Blagdon Local History Society for this Zoom webinar by Teresa Hall. Teresa is involved with a long-term local project using evidence to examine historic settlement patterns of dispersed hamlets and farmsteads and how these developed into what we have today.  She will explain the methods the group have used. Email [email protected] and get a […]

Free

Locating the Burh in Axbridge

SANHS Webinar

A webinar by the SANHS Local History Committee. John Page will reveal both the location of the burh and of its market-place, based primarily on documentary and topographic evidence. To book, contact [email protected] This is a free event, with donations to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society welcome. If you would like to make […]

Free

Lord Ashburton’s estate in West Somerset

SANHS Webinar

A webinar given by David Victor, local historian, on Saturday 13th November at 2.00 pm. For hundreds of years, over 3,000 acres of Wiveliscombe Parish was a manor owned by the Bishop of Bath & Wells.  In 1820, Bishop Beadon leased the manor to his son, Richard, and in 1827 the Bishop’s successor sold it […]

Free

GRADING OF WALKS

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.