The Harptrees History Society presents 'The Mid-Tudor Crisis', a talk by Professor Ronald Hutton. This will be held at the West Harptree Memorial Hall, at 7.30pm on the 27 […]
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Join us for a webinar event presented by the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, from 10.30 - 14.30 on Saturday November 6th. The day will feature all four subject […]
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 […]
Axbridge Archaeological & Local History Society presents a talk by Dr Andrew Pickering: 'John Steinbeck's year in Somerset and his endeavour to retell Malory's Morte d'Arthur'. If you […]
The Harptrees History Society presents 'Later Avon Valley Copper and Brass Industry', a talk by Tony Coverdale. This will be held at the West Harptree Memorial Hall, at 7.30pm […]
The Harptrees History Society presents ‘Not all Beer and Skittles', a talk by Martin Horler. Followed by supper. This will be held at the West Harptree Memorial Hall. For prices […]
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.