SANHS members: join us on Zoom for the 2021 Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk on Fairfield by Bob Croft. Please email [email protected] for a link to join. The […]
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A free Zoom Webinar by Liz Grant and the AALHS. Just email Matthew Cornborough at [email protected] to register.
Join Somerset Vernacular Buildings Research Group for this webinar by Professor Ronald Hutton. Professor Hutton (M.A.(Cantab.), D.Phil.(Oxon.), F.R.Hist.S., F.S.A., FLSW, FBA) is a leading authority on history of the British […]
Join Blagdon Local History Society for this Zoom webinar by Esther Hoyle. Esther is a professional archivist working at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. Her talks, illustrated with items […]
Join the SANHS Natural History Committee and Nigel Phillips for a Zoom webinar about the Somerset coast. Nigel Phillips has been doing work with the Somerset Wildlife Trust and has […]
Join Blagdon Local History Society for this Zoom webinar by Jacky Kerly. Unimagined changes for the village when the Bristol Water Company embarked on the building of a dam, flooding […]
Join Blagdon Local History Society for this Zoom webinar by Teresa Hall. Teresa is involved with a long-term local project using evidence to examine historic settlement patterns of dispersed hamlets […]
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.