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The Mid-Tudor Crisis

West Harptree Memorial Hall Compton Martin Rd,West Harptree,

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 […]

£3

Mendip: Life Above and Below Ground

SANHS Webinar

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 […]

£10

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 […]

Free

John Steinbeck’s year in Somerset

Online

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 […]

Later Avon Valley Copper and Brass Industry

West Harptree Memorial Hall Compton Martin Rd,West Harptree,

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 […]

£3

Not all Beer and Skittles

West Harptree Memorial Hall Compton Martin Rd,West Harptree,

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.