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Aquatic Life at the Avalon Marshes Sunday 28th April 11am

Avalon Marshes Centre Shapwick Rd, Westhay, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Location - Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury BA6 9TT Explore the Natural History of the pond at Shapwick and see some of the creatures that live in and around it. An event ideal for families. Booking advisable – or ring 01823 272429. Members and non-members welcome. Members of RoAM, (Recorders of the […]

Visit to Avalon Marshes Archaeological Reconstructions – Sunday 28th April 2pm

Avalon Marshes Centre Shapwick Rd, Westhay, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Location - Avalon Marshes Centre Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury BA6 9TT Guided tour of all the attractions – takes about 1hour 15 minutes. Cost is £8.50 per person but this will allow you to return to the reconstructions again in 2024 without any cost. Booking Essential SANHS office     Tel: 01823272429     Café and parking […]

Guided Walk around Norton Fitzwarren: Saturday 11th May 13.45

Somerset Heritage Centre Brunel Way. Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton

Bob Croft (Head of Historic Environment for SWHT) will lead this guided walk which starts from the Somerset Heritage Centre at 13.45. It will then take in the Norton World War 2 camp, the Church of All Saints and Norton Fitzwarren hill fort. The walk will finish at the Somerset Heritage Centre for a well-earned […]

Weston-super-Mare Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS): “Elizabethan Houses and the Transformation of England” by Dr Jonathan Foyle

Faces Cafe, 4-6 Station Rd Weston-Super-Mare

Tuesday 14 May: doors open 7.00 / talk will start at 7.30 pm. FACES Cafe, 4 - 6 Station Rd, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1XB Entry £1.00 for members   /  £3.00 for non-members. Car parking is available nearby and is accessible by bus. For further information please visit

The Turbevilles of Gaulden Manor: A webinar by David Victor. Thursday 16th May 2024 7.30pm


A webinar by David Victor about the family that inspired a novel by Thomas Hardy To Register please email: Or to register directly, go to: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar and reminder emails nearer the event. This is a Free event, but donations are greatly […]

BioBlitz at St James’s Churchyard, Taunton: Saturday 18th May 10.30 to 13.00

St James's Church Taunton St James St, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

Location – St James’s Churchyard, Taunton, TA1 1JS Come and join the SANHS Natural History group recording species in the churchyard. Results will be compared with the previous survey made 2 years ago. Everyone invited to come along – no prior knowledge required to participate in searching and recording. A donation to SANHS would be […]


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.