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Shetland Webinar by Naturetrek Leader Matt Eade February 8 @ 19:30 - 21:00 Shetland, an archipelago steeped in history, culture, and home to a staggering number of breeding seabirds and […]
An 2022-23 Historical Association event Young black militants calling for 'Black Power' in mid-1966 were famously referred to as 'the angry children of Malcolm X' - but what was Malcolm […]
Peter Wickens Fry is little known today but, when he died in 1860, he was referenced in almost every newspaper as "the veteran photographer." He was born in Compton Bishop/Axbridge […]
David is the Hon. Curator at the Museum and has been a keen member of local caving clubs for many years. Unsurprisingly, his interest in the caves found in areas […]
An 2022-23 Historical Association event The Russian Revolution remains a deeply problematic historical moment in modern Russia. On the one hand Putin's Russia tries to harness the past to strengthen […]
Stephen Parker is the chairman of the Kenneth Allsop Memorial Trust who maintain the island of Steep Holm in memory of Kenneth Allsop (1920-1973), broadcaster and champion of Natural History […]
Since 2020 the Westbury Society Archaeology Group has been excavating a recently discovered Romano British building. It is believed to be the owner's home of a farmstead, and the size […]
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.