Join The Devonshire Association for a Zoom talk by Dr Chris Standish: “An Irish El Dorado, Chalcolithic & Early Bronze Age Gold”. To attend, email the Industrial Archaeology Section (details below) to get instructions about logging in.
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Join The Devonshire Association and Dr Sue Andrew present Zoom talk regarding "The Three Hares". Dr Andrew has long been captivated by the enigmatic motif of the three hares carved into oak bosses in 15th-century Devon churches. This talk explores this theme and their discovery as far away as China. To attend, email the Exeter […]
A Zoom Webinar by Steve Parker. All welcome! Click here or email [email protected] to register. This is a free event, with donations to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society welcome. If you would like to donate, please head to the Fundraising page. We suggest a donation of £4 or more.
Join the Axe Valley Branch of The Devonshire Association for the Branch AGM and a talk by Dr Dianne Long on "Devon's Garden History". Dianne is a garden historian, immediate past chair of Devon Gardens Trust and current chair of its Conservation Committee. With a first degree in Russian and Slavonic Studies she has an […]
A free Zoom Webinar by Jane de Gruchy and the AALHS. Just email Matthew Cornborough at [email protected] to register.
An illustrated Zoom talk, “A Photographic Journey Around the Amazing South West Coastal Path” by Gary Holpin and The Devonshire Association. Click here for details on how to sign up.
Join us for the last in the series of brilliant Zoom Webinars by Steve Parker. All welcome! Click here or email [email protected] to register. This is a free event, with donations to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society welcome. If you would like to donate, please head to the Fundraising page. We suggest a donation of £4 or more.
Join us for a Zoom talk by the Tavistock Branch of The Devonshire Association. Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist, will be speaking about the ever growing body of evidence for the Roman occupation of our countryside. Click here for details on how to sign up.
Join The Devonshire Association and Emma Laws, of the Devon and Exeter Institution and late of the Victoria and Albert Museum, for a Zoom talk on “The Golden age of children’s book illustration”. Click here for details on how to sign up.
Join us for the postponed Archaeology Day, with a keynote speech by Helen Winton. To attend please sign up on the Eventbrite booking page.
A free Zoom webinar on spiders by Francis Farr-Cox. Click here to register or email [email protected]
Join Blagdon Local History Society for this Zoom webinar by Clive Burlton. A fascinating man, Harry came from humble rural roots to achieve fame as an inventor, engineer and entrepreneur in Bristol. Later he was known as Mr Bristol City for his long involvement with the football club. Email [email protected] and get a link to […]
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.