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The World of Fungi – Lichens

Online

A Zoom Webinar by Steve Parker. All welcome! Click here or email [email protected] to register. This is a free event, with donations to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society welcome. If you would like […]

Free

An Irish El Dorado

Online

Join The Devonshire Association for a Zoom talk by Dr Chris Standish: “An Irish El Dorado, Chalcolithic & Early Bronze Age Gold”. To attend, email the Industrial Archaeology Section (details […]

Free

The Three Hares

Online

Join The Devonshire Association and Dr Sue Andrew present Zoom talk regarding "The Three Hares". Dr Andrew has long been captivated by the enigmatic motif of the three hares carved […]

Free

The World of Fungi – A Virtual Foray

Online

A Zoom Webinar by Steve Parker. All welcome! Click here or email [email protected] to register. This is a free event, with donations to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society welcome. If you would like […]

Free

Devon’s garden history

Online

Join the Axe Valley Branch of The Devonshire Association for the Branch AGM and a talk by Dr Dianne Long on "Devon's Garden History". Dianne is a garden historian, immediate […]

Free

Somerset Women

Online

A free Zoom Webinar by Jane de Gruchy and the AALHS. Just email Matthew Cornborough at [email protected] to register.

Free

A Photographic Journey Around the SW Coastal Path

Online

An illustrated Zoom talk, “A Photographic Journey Around the Amazing South West Coastal Path” by Gary Holpin and The Devonshire Association. Click here for details on how to sign up.

Free

The World of Fungi – People and Fungi

Online

Join us for the last in the series of brilliant Zoom Webinars by Steve Parker. All welcome! Click here or email [email protected] to register. This is a free event, with donations to the Somerset Archaeological […]

Free

Rural Settlements in Roman Britain

Online

Join us for a Zoom talk by the Tavistock Branch of The Devonshire Association. Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist, will be speaking about the ever growing body of evidence for […]

Free

The Golden age of children’s book illustration

Online

Join The Devonshire Association and Emma Laws,  of the Devon and Exeter Institution and late of the Victoria and Albert Museum, for a Zoom talk on “The Golden age of […]

Free

Aerial Archaeology in Somerset

A free Zoom Webinar by Helen Winton. After emailing David, you will receive a confirmation reply with information about attending. This is a free event, with donations to the Somerset Archaeological and […]

SANHS EVENTS

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.