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The SANHS AGM

Online

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 […]

Village Magic and Witchcraft

Online

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 […]

Free

Crime and punishment

Online

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 […]

Free

The Somerset Coast

Online

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 […]

Free

The creation of Blagdon Lake

Online

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 […]

Free

The Winscombe Project 

Online

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 […]

Free

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.