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Visit to Hornblotton and Alford Church: Saturday 22nd June 2024

The Historic Buildings Committee of SANHS invite you to visit Hornblotton and Alford Church  on Saturday 22nd June 2024. Meet at Hornblotton at 10.45am. Julian Orbach will talk about the architecture and Lizzie Induni will explain about the Sgraffito plasterwork process.  Lunch venues available in Castle Cary or pubs nearby for own arrangements, or if the […]


Taunton Castle Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

Tom Mayberry will give a tour of the Castle and Castle House to mark the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Taunton castle. After a break to allow people to take tea in the café, Mary Siraut will give a talk in the castle learning room on the early history of SANHS and its connection […]


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.